In a city that attracts as many winter tourists as San Diego does, heating a home may seem like nothing much to worry about. During the long summer season, you probably won’t need to fret about your heater. But the nights can get cold in San Diego, especially with winds blowing from the ocean, and if you discover that you have a heater that isn’t giving you adequate warmth, those nights can turn unpleasant.
We will explain in this post a few reasons why your heater might perform inadequately. For most of these problems, professional heating repair from San Diego, CA specialists will return your heater to its proper power level. Cal-West Air Conditioning does much more than AC repair and installation; we have the knowledge and experience to keep your heating system in good repair for the cold months.
Reasons for inadequate heating
- Thermostat issues: A common reason for a loss of heating power comes from a component outside your heater’s cabinet: the thermostat. A thermostat that malfunctions will start to sense incorrect temperatures or lose its connection to the heater. A miscalibrated thermostat will turn the heater on and off at the wrong times, which can lead to insufficient heat throughout your home. A faulty connection can also mean a heater that won’t operate when it should.
- Ductwork problems: If you have a forced-air heater, such as a furnace or a heat pump, you need to have clean and repaired ducts to channel the air. Breaks in the ducts will cause the heater to lose air pressure, resulting in weaker airflow and a drop in heat. You will need professionals to seal up the ducts. Dust contamination can also restrict the heater’s power, so look to duct cleaning specialists to help out.
- An improperly sized heater: If you heater has always had trouble providing you with adequate warmth, then the problem may be that the heater is the incorrect size for your home. This is often a problem if the heater received an amateur installation. Although professionals can sometimes find ways to insulate your home to make up the difference, usually the solution to this problem is to replace the heater with one sized to fit your home’s needs.
Call for repairs or replacement
It’s often difficult to tell on your own what problems your heater is having—it could be more than one issue—so don’t attempt to diagnose the trouble and do repairs on your own. The San Diego heating repair service professionals will locate the repair needs and fix the trouble for you quickly and properly.
Cal-West Air Conditioning has provided San Diego, CA with heating repair and installation for over 30 years. When you need us, we’re right here: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.