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What’s Really Going on When Your Furnace Won’t Start, or Stop

February 20th, 2017

furnace-wont-start-stop-There are few appliance issues that are more disconcerting than a furnace that won’t work right in the middle of winter. Granted, Los Angeles doesn’t get nearly as cold as cities in the Midwest or the East Coast, but that doesn’t mean we don’t appreciate a fully functioning furnace when it does get cold!

Two of the most common service calls we receive in regards to furnaces are about systems that won’t start, and also about furnaces that won’t stop running, conversely. Keep reading to learn more about what’s going on when your furnace malfunctions in this way, and give us a call for quality Los Angeles, CA furnace services to resolve the issue.

Why Isn’t Your Furnace Turning On?

There’s a few potential causes for this type of furnace failure, some more serious than others. One possible scenario is that it isn’t the furnace that’s failing at all, but rather there’s an issue with the thermostat.

Check your thermostat first to ensure that it’s actually in heating mode, and then also check to ensure there’s not a problem with the wires connecting the furnace to the system (be sure to turn the circuit breaker to the system off first when you do this, for your safety).

A lack of power could also, of course, prevent your furnace from turning on. You might have a tripped circuit breaker, or perhaps there is a power outage in your neighborhood. It could also be an issue of no pilot light—did you check to ensure yours was lit?

In the absence of the above mentioned issues, you might have a more serious problem on your hands. Hopefully, you had furnace maintenance done before the heating season began—which will eliminate the risk of most major furnace failures. If not though, it’s time to call in a professional!

But What If It Won’t Turn Off?

A furnace that won’t turn off may again be a thermostat issues. If your thermostat is malfunctioning, it might not be able to accurately signal to the furnace that your desired temperature has been met and it is time to shut off.

Another issue could be that you have the temperature set too high, or your furnace’s filter is too dirty. Either of these issues could prevent your furnace from shutting off, because it’s working to meet your desired temperature when it cannot. Check your temperature setting as well as your air filter. And if that doesn’t resolve the issue, it’s time to give our pros a call.

Keep Up On Maintenance

The best way to avoid the costliest of furnace repairs is to keep up on your annual maintenance appointments. It’s during this service that our HVAC technicians will fully inspect and clean your system, making necessary adjustments and recommendations for repairs as we go. So long as you are having this service done annually, you should be able to keep your furnace in good working condition for as long as possible.

Choose AG Heating & Air Conditioning for all of your heating service needs because we have served So Cal and the surrounding communities since 1989 and take pride in our longstanding commitment to superior customer service. Contact us today!

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Caring for Your Outdoor Air Conditioning Unit

February 6th, 2017

caring-for-your-outdoor-ac-unitPunxsutawney Phil predicted it—we have 6 weeks left of winter! Okay so that doesn’t mean much here in Burbank, where it’s rare that we miss the sun and its subsequent warmth for more than a week or so at any given time. However, we did recently have heavy rain in Southern California—and lots of it. Hopefully you and your home were prepared for it and you didn’t experience any property damage. One factor that not enough homeowners think about when protecting their homes from the rare but potentially destructive inclement weather is the condition of their outdoor AC unit.

Fortunately, if something does happen to this important home comfort unit, you have us to provide fast and accurate air conditioning repairs in Burbank, CA. Of course, we understand that you’d like to avoid needing emergency repairs for your AC all together. That’s why we’ve provided a brief guide below to help you care for your outdoor unit.

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Is It Time to Replace Your Heating System?

January 23rd, 2017

heater-replacementAfter years of drought, it’s admittedly refreshing to have all the rain we’ve had as of recently! Of course, with that rain comes wind and colder temperatures—which are hard to face up against without a properly working heating system. Hopefully, your heater has served you well for years and you’re able to get through just one more winter with it.

However, if it’s time to replace your system, then there’s no time like the present. When considering your heating system options, you’d do well to consider a Lennox product. And from now through February 3rd, we are offering rebates up to $1,500 on qualifying Lennox installations! When it comes time to schedule your Torrance, CA heater replacement, you needn’t look any further than our team. In the meantime though, we’ve shared some insight below as to whether it really is time to replace your system.

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Money Saving Tips for Your So Cal Home

January 16th, 2017

When you live somewhere like Southern California, you’re making the choice to pay a lot for cost of living. Because of this, it’s understandably important for you to find ways to save costs wherever possible. One of the most popular ways to save is by making energy efficient choices in your home—buying high-efficiency heating and cooling systems, perhaps installing solar panels, and more. But there is so much more that you can do, and it may cost you a whole lot less money than you think upfront!

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Should You Upgrade Your Thermostat?

January 9th, 2017

No matter what time of the year it is, whether you are using your air conditioner or your heating system, there is one component you heavily rely on for it all—your thermostat. Many homeowners fail to realize just how important this device is. It is, after all, the “brain” of your entire HVAC system.

Your thermostat has the power to limit or improve the success with which you heat and cool your home in ways you are probably not even aware of. And simply upgrading your thermostat can have a significant positive impact on your heating and cooling experience. But of course, you want to know you are choosing the right one.

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Reasons Why You May Have Uneven Heating in Your Home

January 2nd, 2017

Our temperatures may not drop as severely as they do in other parts of the country, but if the past few weeks are any indication, they certainly can dip pretty low! Hopefully during this most recent cold spell, you had a fully functioning heating system. Or perhaps you’ve noticed that your heater is working, but leaving some areas of your home too cold.

There are a few reasons this can happen, and we’ve covered some of them below. It’s important to leave heating repairs to the professionals, for your safety as well as the integrity of your home. Contact a member of our staff when you want a highly trained professional who will get the job done right the first time.

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Signs That Your Heater Is in Need of Repairs

December 26th, 2016

While it may not get as chilly here in Burbank as it does in other parts of the country, or even further north in our own state, but our temperatures still do drop to the point that having a fully functional heating system is a necessity!

So when something is wrong with your heating system, it can be pretty disconcerting. Preventing issues starts with scheduling regular heating maintenance once a year (or twice if you utilize a heat pump). However, even with the most diligent maintenance you may run into repair needs. How do you know when your heater is in trouble though?

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The Importance of Annual Gas Furnace Maintenance

December 19th, 2016

We cannot stress enough just how important it is to have your heating system maintained. This is even truer when we talk about gas-powered furnaces. While the weather is still relatively mild for now, it’s soon going to be dropping and you’ll be using your system more and more. So, if you haven’t already had a maintenance appointment, now is the time to schedule yours.

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Why Won’t My Furnace Start Up?

December 12th, 2016

It’s finally what we like to call “sweater weather” in Southern California! If you haven’t already begin to use your heating system, chances are that you are thinking of doing so soon, particularly as nighttime temperatures start dropping below 50. Let’s say that you go to turn on your furnace, though, and it just doesn’t activate.

Sometimes, the answer is simple. Perhaps the furnace tripped a circuit breaker that simply needs to be reset. Maybe you or a member of your family accidentally mis-programmed the thermostat. However, in the absence of these simple fixes, it is likely time to call in one of our professionals. In the meantime, we’ve provided below a few reasons your furnace may be failing to start up.

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Take Advantage of HERO and PACE Financing Today!

December 5th, 2016

One of the most common questions we get from our customers is in regards to how they can save the most money on the energy they consume and use in their homes, and how they can take advantage of special rebates. There a number of ways these savings are possible. For example, you can take advantage of HERO and PACE financing.

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