Most people associate Los Angeles, CA, and Southern California with warm temperatures and sunny skies. However, you understand that living in the Los Angeles area often means dealing with cooler temperatures in the winter, especially at night.
Suppose your furnace ever requires repair or maintenance. In that case, Los Angeles homeowners can count on the Universal Heating & Air professionals to quickly and inexpensively get their furnaces up and running.
Quality Heating Services in Los Angeles, CA
With over 30 years of experience providing unparalleled service to our amazing customers in Southern California, we can resolve any of your heating issues, including:
- Heat pump repair and replacement
- Broken pilot light repair
- Improper airflow issues
- Leaky or damaged air ducts
- Dirty, damaged, or clogged air filter
- Overall heater repair
Our technicians are fully equipped and specifically trained to service several different the best names in the HVAC industry, including:
- American Standard
At Universal Heating & Air, your family’s comfort is our top priority!
Common Signs of an Issue with Your Heating System
The Furnace is Blowing Cold Air
You woke up, and your heater stopped working or is blowing cold air. Furnaces blowing cold air is one of the most common issues with several potential culprits:
- The tank might be empty if you have a furnace that runs off fuel oil, such as propane.
- An issue with the blower fan or the pilot light.
Do not try to take on heating repairs or pursue heating solutions on your own if your heater is blowing cold air. There are so many potential causes that it can be challenging to diagnose the problem if you are not a trained professional.
Heaters are Making Strange Noises
Are there strange sounds coming from your otherwise quiet heater? Often, the noise can help your HVAC technician diagnose the problem:
- A noticeable “whining” noise, chances are the issue is a dirty burner or a faulty blower motor.
- A broken heater capacitor or a faulty blower motor often produces a “buzzing” or “humming” sound.
Because heaters and HVAC systems can make such a wide variety of noises, the final diagnosis should be left to a professional heating and air conditioning technician.
What Are Those Strange Smells Coming from the Heaters?
The temperature in your home is steady, but a strange odor emanates throughout the house. These peculiar smells can be caused by several potential problems, including burning or melting electrical components or even a decaying pest in the ductwork!
This repair can be a stinky job, so you should always leave the repairs in Los Angeles to the pros at Universal Heating & Air.
High Energy Bills
Are your energy bills skyrocketing, but your energy usage has stayed the same? The issue could be your increased heating costs. Scheduling a service call with Universal Heating & Air is a great option. Proper maintenance of your unit, including the occasional repair to the heating or cooling system, can lower your energy bills and increase your heater’s energy efficiency.
My Furnace Isn’t Working Properly; What Should I Do?
You want a warm home during those chilly Los Angeles nights, but your furnace isn’t working. Don’t freak out! Understand that most repairs are simple, straightforward, and can be handled in a matter of hours. Here is a step-by-step, simple guide to help you understand what to do if your heater isn’t working properly:
Check the Thermostat
First and foremost, if the heater is not working, and you are worried about a costly furnace repair, is to check the thermostat. More often than not, the issue is that your thermostat becomes loose or the batteries are dead. Checking the batteries in the thermostat is a simple and easy way to save money on an unnecessary heater repair.
Clean or Swap Out Your Air Filters
The next simple fix is to replace or clean the air filter. For your furnace to produce heat, proper airflow is required. A filter that is clogged or damaged and needs to be replaced or cleaned does not allow that airflow to circulate through the heater.
Replace or clean the filters according to the manufacturer’s directions. Some filters can be cleaned under a running faucet, while others need to be replaced monthly.
Check the Breaker
Another common reason for a malfunctioning heater is a tripped breaker. Locate the breaker box, which is typically in the basement or a utility closet. Flip the breaker that is connected to the heater into the “On” position. If the heat doesn’t come back on, it’s time to contact professional heating and air conditioning technicians and request service!
Give the Team at Universal Heating & Air a Call for a Repair in Los Angeles!
If you cross all the easy fixes off the list and your HVAC system still isn’t functioning correctly, contact the technicians at Universal Heating & Air. We will check over the entire unit and determine the cause of your malfunctioning heater in a matter of minutes.
We have access to the parts and components for most HVAC systems, which means we can also perform the repair during that initial appointment, as well. Whether you need a complete HVAC replacement or a simple repair to residential heaters, we have got you covered.
How Can I Maintain My Furnace and Help Avoid Repairs?
The most effective way to avoid contacting a heating and air conditioning tech for a potentially costly repair is with routine maintenance of your HVAC system. Here are a few very simple things you can do as a homeowner to keep your furnace is in perfect working order:
Periodically Clean Your Ductwork
Proper maintenance of your furnace includes keeping the ductwork clean. Damaged or clogged ductwork not only impacts the efficiency of your unit, but it also negatively impacts your home’s indoor air quality. Poor air quality can dramatically impact your health, especially the health of any family members with asthma or chronic respiratory illnesses.
Change the Air Filters Every Few Months
Many homeowners overlook the importance of cleaning and maintaining the air filter. You can prevent a costly heater repair by simply cleaning or swapping out the filters. Need help determining which filter is best for your HVAC system and budget? Give us a call, and we can definitely discuss your options!
Schedule Yearly Maintenance
Regular maintenance is the best way to prevent an avoidable complete HVAC replacement. one of your heating and air conditioning technicians can help set you up with one of our affordable Los Angeles maintenance plans. The maintenance plan includes the following:
- Examining the unit’s components, including air conditioning components
- Inspect every electrical component.
The HVAC contractors will also include the maintenance of your central air conditioning system or cooling system.
Call the Amazing Professionals at Universal Heating
Are you in need of an emergency heating systems repair in your Los Angeles home? Want to maximize the efficiency of your HVAC system, and avoid costly heater repairs? The team at Universal Heating has decades of experience proudly serving the Los Angeles, CA, area.
Great Customer Service and an Extremely Professional Team
When you schedule an appointment with the Universal Heating & Repair team, we will dispatch a background-checked, professional heating and air conditioning technician with the skills and knowledge to tackle any HVAC job.
After a thorough inspection of your HVAC system, you will be provided with a no-obligation, free estimate for the cost of parts and labor. We can offer you a heating solution that will work for you.
We Offer a Wide Variety of Services
In addition to providing full-service heating services and HVAC services in Los Angeles, including servicing traditional furnaces and heat pumps, we offer a wide variety of other exceptional services, including:
A working furnace is essential to staying comfortable during the cold Los Angeles winter months. If your home is experiencing a lack of heat, contact the professionals at Universal for fast and reliable furnace repair in Los Angeles.
Central Air Systems
Central ac units are amongst the most popular types of units for Los Angeles homeowners, and for a good reason. If you have an existing HVAC system that includes a heater, you can easily install a central AC system on the current unit.
Heat Pump Repair and Replacement
Many homeowners opt for heat pumps, which absorb and remove heat from the air and redistribute it.
AC Unit Repair
In addition to heating system repair, we can also handle your Los Angeles air conditioning repair, as well. We service all varieties of air conditioning units, including window air conditioning units, ductless mini-split air conditioners, and portable air conditioning repair.
Installation of New AC Units
Ready for a new HVAC system that includes an updated unit? One of our fantastic heating and air conditioning technicians can determine the best equipment for your needs, budget, and the size of your home that will meet all your cooling needs.
Water Heater Repair and Replacement
Our HVAC technician can either repair your existing water heater or discuss a new unit or equipment. Schedule an appointment to determine if you should have a traditional tank heater installed or if you would benefit from a tankless water heater.
Air Quality Services
Unlike other HVAC companies in the Los Angeles area, we offer air quality service. A faulty or damaged HVAC system can dramatically impact your home’s overall air quality. A representative from our business will come to your home and discuss how our HVAC services can dramatically improve the quality of the air you and your family breathe every day.
Keeping You Warm and Toasty in the Winter Is Our Business
Air conditioning repair is a general term that encompasses a wide range of services. Our business specializes in a few specific areas that help keep your home warm and comfortable during the winter months.
HVAC system maintenance, furnace inspection, heater repair, and ductwork installation are just some of the HVAC services that we offer. Give us a call at (323) 763-5777 for a free inspection or any air conditioning repair in or around Los Angeles!