In seasons other than winter, that’s when our furnaces see no action at all and sit completely idle. Which is fine, since there’s no use for them, but failing to conduct off-season maintenance and check-ups may have you reaching for your wallet and involuntarily paying hefty amounts. In addition it could also tinker with air quality inside your home during those cold seasons, which is something no one should have to put up with. Similarly, when winters start to part off-season air conditioner maintenance becomes just as important.

Here’s the upside though: the sooner you spot a likely problem, the sooner you should get in touch with a Los Angeles Furnace service that can help you nab the culprit. Just to make your life a little easier along the way, here’s a general checklist for diagnosing furnace problems.

  • When there’s no heat or less heat – despite having adequate airflow, sometimes the furnace is unable to generate the right amount of heat. Your burner may be faulty or there could be a problem with the gas flow or even a mechanical issue inside the furnace.
  • When bills are higher than usual – faulty components cause your unit to work harder. Keep a check on your heating bills. An unexpected rise would point the finger almost directly at the problem.
  • When there’s poor airflow – reduced airflow can be due to dust build-up inside the system, which can cause the blower fan to not run at the correct rpm, in addition to causing a clog somewhere in the system.
  • When it won’t turn on – if this happens then you have an electrical problem on your hands. It could also be the safety mechanism of your furnace kicking in to prevent gas from dispersing inside your home.

A Los Angeles Furnace service or Winnetka furnace service can help you pinpoint any issues whatsoever and tell you if it’s simply a furnace tune-up that’s needed, or something that requires a little more time and attention like a furnace repair session. A worst-case scenario would, of course, warrant a furnace replacement, but that isn’t very common.

Go right ahead and visit us at or, if you’re from the Winnetka area.

If you’re doing what you can to make sure these periodic maintenance checks are done on time, then “it’s all good”.


James Smith

As you can tell from our humble beginnings in 1981, we began as a family-owned business and stayed a locally owned air conditioning and heating company in Los Angeles county for nearly 40 years.