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Time for a Tune-Up for Your Furnace!

IMG_5890Los Angeles enjoys some of the finest weather in the world. Right now, even though it’s late in October, we’re experiencing warm temperatures and clear days. However, this pleasant weather won’t last forever, and we may be due for some intense rainy periods in the coming months. If you have a furnace in your home, you need to make sure that all of its components are fine-tuned to handle the work it may need to do to keep your home comfortable.

A furnace is a precision instrument, and a malfunction in any of its components could lead to it overheating your home into the Sahara Desert or leaving it like an Antarctic plateau just when you need it to work the most. To keep your furnace in the best shape possible, it needs to have an annual visit from a professional to provide cleaning and adjustments. All manufacturers and heating contractors recommend scheduling this maintenance service every fall. With the current warm weather, now is a fantastic time to arrange for maintenance.

Some common furnace issues that maintenance will catch:

  • Failed pilot light/ignition system: The pilot light is necessary to ignite the burners in a furnace. If the pilot won’t stay lit, the furnace can’t start. More furnaces today use electronic ignition systems instead of standing pilot lights, but these can also fail and will need a replacement.
  • Miscalibrated thermostat: A thermostat that isn’t reading temperatures in your home correctly will cause the furnace to turn on and off and the wrong times, leading to discomfort.
  • Clogged air filters: Maintenance will take care of changing or cleaning the air filter in the furnace. If the filter is heavily clogged with debris pulled in from your home, it will force the furnace to work harder than it should, draining power.

You can call on our technicians for a complete furnace tune-up and filter replacement. We will go through an exhaustive checklist to oversee all parts of your furnace so that it works its best when the weather shifts.

Kilowatt Heating, Air Conditioning and Electrical offers heating maintenance service in Beverly Hills, CA.

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