Many people think of California as a state that’s always warm, but those who live in L.A. realize that this is far from the case. There are plenty of cold nights that can only be properly countered by a proper furnace, and long-time residents will often install one rather than huddle up with a blanket and a space heater.
Just like anywhere else, a furnace in California will sometimes need heating repair Los Angeles. Therefore, it’s a good idea to keep the name and number of a company like Grand Heating & Air Conditioning handy so that you can get your machine up and running again as soon as possible.
Unlike air conditioners, furnaces don’t tend to suffer from a relatively slow loss of capacity. They do lose efficiency if not regularly tuned, but not to the point that they seem to just blow cold air. Instead, a furnace will often just refuse to run at all. This is especially true of older gas models, which use pilot lights to get their larger fires burning. In an old furnace, the most common reason it will refuse to run is that its pilot light has blown out. It’s easy to relight a blown-out pilot light yourself. What you need the repair service for is to get your furnace cleaned and tuned so that the pilot light isn’t as easy for a draft to blow out.
Newer furnaces eliminate the pilot light and replace it with an electric igniter. This is a great development for those who have spent cold nights crouched in front of an old furnace with a match in one hand while holding down the safety control with the other. It’s so great that it’s worth it to get a new furnace just for this feature! Still, there is one trade-off: Eventually, that igniter will need to be replaced. Call for heating repair in Los Angeles if you wake up one night to a cold house and realize that the problem is a lack of fire in the unit. Using a match won’t help you with a new furnace since they’re meant to be entirely re-lit by the igniter with every cycle, but once a new igniter is installed, you won’t have to worry about this problem again for years.