Kilowatt Heating, Air Conditioning and Electrical Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Heating System Repair’

Signs Your Thermostat Is Making Your Home Heating Worse

Monday, January 23rd, 2023
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We’ve experienced an extremely wet winter here in Southern California. That’s great news when it comes to alleviating the drought, but it’s not so great when it comes to home comfort. You’ve probably run your heating system much more often than in previous years—and maybe you’ve noticed a few oddities about it.

Heating systems can malfunction in a variety of ways, but often the malfunction comes from outside the heater, such as from a faulty thermostat. The thermostat is essential for a heating system to operate at all, so even minor issues with one can throw off the heating in your home. 

We’re going to look at signs you have a thermostat problem. You’ll still need professional assistance to correct this, and our team is the one to turn to for service for thermostats and home heating in Los Angeles, CA.

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Reasons Your Furnace Isn’t Turning On

Monday, January 9th, 2023
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Southern California is going through a bout of rainy, cold weather. We’re thankful to have the rain since we need it to alleviate the drought. The cold temperatures aren’t as wonderful, but this is why you have a furnace in your home.

But you may have run into a problem with your furnace: it won’t turn on. You can rely on us when you need heater repair in San Fernando Valley, CA. We’ll find out what’s wrong with your furnace that’s keeping it from warming up your house.

On that topic, let’s take a look at some of the reasons you have an obstinate furnace. A few of them are things you can correct on your own without our help.

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What Does the Furnace Limit Switch Do?

Monday, December 26th, 2022
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A gas furnace contains many important components: the gas line, gas burners, control board, blower fan, combustion chamber, heat exchanger, inducer fan, flue, electronic ignition system, flame sensor, etc. They all work together to provide a home with warmth, convenience, and safety.

Today we’re going to look at one of the key components that allows a furnace to synchronize its parts and deliver even and energy-efficient heating to the house. It’s also a part that helps the furnace to run safely with little risk of it overheating. This part is called the furnace limit switch.

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Top 4 Mistakes You May Make With Your Heater This Season

Monday, November 28th, 2022
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We’ve had our first brush with colder weather these last few weeks, and you’re probably one of the many homeowners in Southern California who turned their heating system on for the first time in many months during the past few weeks. Although you won’t require the level of heating power through the year as many other parts of the country, you’ll still need to rely on that heating system in the coming winter.

Before the full winter weather arrives, we want to give you some help. We’ve provided heating assistance to Los Angeles and San Fernando Valley homeowners for many years, and we know many of the mistakes people make with their heating systems that make them unnecessarily more expensive to run and may cause them to wear down too early. Below are the top four mistakes most people make with their heaters—so you can make sure you don’t make them.

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Bad Heating System Tips—Be Warned!

Monday, February 21st, 2022
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We have so much information at our fingertips today that it’s almost impossible to imagine what life was like before the widespread use of the internet. But the internet has also increased the speed and accessibility of poor information and many outright myths. This is something that we in the HVAC industry have to deal with: consumers who have picked up misconceptions and bad tips that have spread far and wide. 

Below are some of the most common pieces of bad advice about heaters that homeowners run across. There is plenty of accurate information out there—you’re reading such a source right now. But whenever you’re in doubt about something like heating repair in Lake Balboa, CA, you’ll get the best advice when you call our experts.

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Why Does My Gas Furnace Keep Shutting Off?

Monday, February 7th, 2022
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We’re going through what will probably be the coldest weather of the season here in Southern California. That might seem warm to people on the East Coast, but it’s definitely cold enough that we’ll need our heating systems running. This is the point when you’re most likely to find out if your heating system is up to its job. If you have heating maintenance done at the start of winter, you can expect to run into few problems. But even the best maintenance can’t prevent all malfunctions. 

For instance, you may discover that your gas furnace isn’t running long enough to warm up the house, either shutting off after a few minutes or shutting off almost right away. What’s the cause of this? There are several possible sources, which we’ll look at below.

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Can My Gas Furnace Rust?

Monday, January 24th, 2022
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When you think about parts of your home that might suffer from rust, you’ll first think of exterior metal parts that may rust from rain, or perhaps the water heater. The gas furnace isn’t likely to be on the top of your list of items in danger of rusting. After all, a gas furnace doesn’t use water to provide heat the way a boiler does. It never uses water at all.

But, to answer the question in the title, yes, your furnace can rust. It’s more common than you might think and can become a major problem requiring professional furnace service in Encino, CA

In this post, we’ll provide you with information on how rust can start on your furnace. You can use this for prevention and to help you know when to call us to examine the furnace. 

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Understanding the Flame Sensor in Your Furnace—And When It Needs Repairs

Monday, January 10th, 2022
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We like to reassure our customers that gas furnaces are built to high standards of safety, and it’s not difficult to keep a gas furnace running without health hazards. As long as you have your furnace regularly maintained and schedule any repairs it may need promptly, you shouldn’t have any concerns about running the heater safely.

One of the key safety features in your gas furnace is the flame sensor. We’ll examine what this part does to maintain safe furnace operation, as well as when to know you need to call for heating repair in Van Nuys, CA to fix or replace it.

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Your Gas Furnace DOES Use Electricity: We’ll Explain How

Monday, December 13th, 2021
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Have you ever heard a person say something like this…? 

I’m sure glad I’ve got a gas-powered heating system. That way, if I have to deal with a power outage during the winter, my heating system will still run and keep me comfortable.

You may have thought something didn’t feel right with that logic. Gas-powered furnaces burn natural gas to run, and natural gas continues to flow to homes even if the power grid goes out. But can a gas furnace keep running if there’s no electricity?

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5 Important Facts About Heating Repair You May Not Know

Monday, November 15th, 2021
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You can find lists of interesting information about home heating all around the internet, mostly fun facts about the history of the development of central heating. 

This isn’t one of those lists. These aren’t necessarily “fun” facts (although we hope you enjoy reading them), but they are important facts that can help you know more about your heater and why professional heating repair in Burbank, CA is often essential. We think this is useful information that can make central heating easier for you. 

Okay, let’s dig in…

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