Frequently Asked Questions: Heating Services 

When you have issues regarding your heating unit or furnace, you need a professional team of technicians to quickly and efficiently get it back up and running with heating services, including maintenance, repairs, or even replacement. Pacific Coast Home Services is your team in the San Jose and surrounding Bay Area. We work swiftly to make your home as comfortable as ever. It’s reasonable to assume you have questions about some of these heating services, so below, we have included the answers to some of the more frequently asked questions to help you get started with the process. 

Should I Replace or Repair My Furnace? 

If you find yourself repairing your furnace more than twice a year, or if a major repair costs more than half the price of a brand-new model, then you should go ahead and replace it. Pacific Coast Home Services can help you find a new model to heat your home with better efficiencies to make it work for you and save you money. Also, if your unit reaches 10 years old, you should start to consider the replacement.  

Why Should I Schedule Heating Maintenance Services?  

Scheduling regular heater maintenance services has so many benefits. You can save money on more extensive repairs by taking care of it sooner. It will put out heat easier, costing you less each month on your energy bill. Regular heating services help it last longer, meaning you won’t need to replace it as quickly. It’s a substantial investment, but one you need to stay comfortable in your home. You will also be able to relax knowing you can receive the desired temperature you want evenly and all throughout the house when you want. For these reasons and more, you should schedule these checkups with Pacific Coast Home Services.   

Why is My Heater Not Blowing Hot Air? 

Your furnace is running, and everything seems normal, but then you notice that your heating unit is not blowing hot air. In fact, it feels almost cold!  Why is this happening? Should you be alarmed? The simple answer is: We can’t be 100% sure without performing an inspection. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help with these types of issues and ensure that your home stays at a comfortable temperature. 

Why is My Furnace Not Turning On? 

Many homeowners realize that their furnace is not working when they go to turn it on for the first time of the winter season. If you find that your furnace is not igniting at a time when you need it most, give Pacific Coast Home Services a call today. We provide San Jose and surrounding areas with 24/7 emergency services, including emergency heater repair. 

What is the Lifespan of My Furnace? 

Most traditional heating units last anywhere from 15 to 20 years. This is if you are receiving regularly scheduled heating maintenance services. Most homeowners take advantage of this system and forget to have it looked at or don’t know what they are looking for when trying to understand why they aren’t getting warm air. Our professional team will assist in helping it perform at its highest potential for as long as possible.   

Is My Heater the Right Size for My Home? 

When most homeowners in the San Jose and surrounding Bay Area buy their home, they don’t consider the size of their furnace. It’s understandable because of all the excitement of getting into your new home and making it your own. The trouble is if it is the incorrect size, you could be throwing money out of your new windows. Give Pacific Coast Home Services a call to send out our specialists to your home and run an assessment to ensure you have the correctly sized furnace running at its most efficient potential.   

Why is My Kitchen Colder Than My Living Room? 

One of the most prominent signs you need heating services for your furnace is when you notice uneven heating throughout the home. When two rooms are two different temperatures, there may be a leak in the duct system, or the pressure from your furnace may be lacking, causing it to work harder. This raises your energy bills and lessens its lifespan.   

How Does Pacific Coast Home Services Measure Efficiency from My Furnace? 

AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) is the measurement our team uses when inspecting the efficiency rate of your furnace. We get this number by obtaining the thermal efficiency ratio between the amount of heat produced for the amount of fuel used — the higher the percentage, the better the efficiency. If there are any irregularities, we find them quickly and offer our suggestion to repair it.   

How Often Should I have My Filter Changed in My Furnace?  

The size of the filter you currently use will help determine the frequency in which you change it. If you are using a 1-2 inch, you should exchange it every three months. Options that are 4-inch get changed every six months, and 5-inch filters get swapped out annually. Pacific Coast Home Services takes care of this task when we complete our scheduled furnace maintenance visits.    

Pacific Coast Home Services Has Even More Answers  

If you have more questions about our heating services or anything about your furnace and how it is performing, please reach out as soon as possible. The quicker we can get a technician to your home to assess the situation, the sooner you can have a functioning heating system and comfortable home. You can apply for special financing options when it is an emergency.