Heating and Furnace


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Heating and Furnace Repair in San Diego

Heating and Furnace Repair in San Diego

Lots of people who don’t live in San Diego think our weather is tropical, meaning we never need to run our heating systems in the winter! Of course, San Diego homeowners know that’s not true, with temperatures from November to even April and May dipping into the 50s and even the 40s during our coldest months. Like air conditioning technology, furnace and heating systems are constantly evolving, and consumers have lots of options when it comes to heating system and furnace repair.

Furnace and heating system problems and solutions range from the need for simple maintenance to replacement of worn out or damaged components. The average furnace should last between 15 to 20 years if properly maintained.

Carini Services and Repairs All Popular Furnace Brands in San Diego County, California

The United States market for furnaces and heating systems is dominated by 7 major furnace manufacturer brands in 2016. According to a major study of HVAC companies in 2016, the top brands for furnace and air conditioning equipment were Carrier Corporation, makers of the Carrier, Bryant, and Day and Night with 17%; Daiken, makers of the their own Daiken brand and at 15% with their recent acquisition of the Goodman/Amana brand; Ingersoll-Rand at 10% with their Trane brand; Lennox at 6%; LG at 5%; and Rheem at 4%.

Carini Heating, Air and Plumbing works on all these major brands, providing service, repair, and maintenance for virtually every brand of heating system installed throughout the San Diego County.

Each manufacturer focuses on similar performance categories, measured by an industry standard annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE). AFUE is the ratio of annual heat output of the furnace when compared to the total annual energy used by the particular furnace unit.

Read below for the most common problems and causes of furnace problems – most of which you can avoid with proper maintenance and operation.

Blower Doesn’t Stop Running

This situation may be the result of a problem with your thermostat or the furnace’s limit switch. If the fan switch is turned on at the thermostat, make sure you turn it to “off” or “auto.” If it is on “auto,” it’s possible the limit switch needs adjustment.

Electronic Ignition or Pilot Light Issues:

A failing ignition or pilot light could be a problem, especially with older, lower efficiency furnaces.  The thermocouple, which is the component for measuring temperature, is designed to shut off the flow of gas to the pilot if the desired temperature is not reached because of a weak flame.

Blower Motor Failure

A lot of people don’t realize that their air conditioning system uses the fan in their furnace to distribute cool air when the AC is operating. That same fan works in the cold months to distribute warm air from the furnace. The fan is run by the system’s blower motor (also referred to as the fan motor.) When this motor fails, no warm or cold air will be circulated, even if the furnace ignites and turns on as it does normally. During regular maintenance, our expert, factory trained technicians inspect fan motors, belts, bearings and other components that will help extend the life of blower motors and other fan components.

Call Carini today for quick and efficient service and repair for all your heating system problems.