fbpx 1.800.245.5469
Menu
It’s Never Too Early to Start Thinking About Your Heater! Keep Safe With Our DIY Safety Tips!
Book Now
Book Now

It’s Never Too Early to Start Thinking About Your Heater! Keep Safe With Our DIY Safety Tips!

We’ve survived the San Diego heat wave…almost…but don’t wait until it’s cold out to have your heater checked out! At Bill Howe Heating & Air, the San Diego heating experts, we recommend having your heater tuned-up as soon as possible so that you can rest easy knowing that it will safely turn on and work the moment you need it.

Our San Diego heating professionals have the knowledge, experience and expertise to ensure your heating and cooling systems are running at peak performance. When it comes to heating, San Diego residents have trusted our advice for years. Plus, our San Diego heating experts not only fix any issue large or small, but we pride ourselves on educating customers about their systems in an attempt to help preserve the longevity of their units.

Safety is a top priority at Bill Howe so we’ve included some steps you can take to make sure your heater will keep you warm and won’t compromise your safety:

1. Keep the area around your furnace clear. The outside gets very hot, creating a fire hazard if materials are stored too closely.

2. Change the filter on your furnace once a year and be sure to clean the filter regularly. Over time, filters can be blocked by debris such as pet hair and dust, reducing airflow and creating a fire hazard.

3. About once a year, vacuum the fan blower with a heavy-duty vacuum like a Shop –Vac® and check your vent pipes to ensure there are no worn or damaged parts. Remember to turn off the power to the unit BEFORE doing this.

4. Heat exchangers should be regularly inspected to check for cracks and ensure that carbon monoxide is not leaking into the air ducts. Because they’re trained to find problems with your heating, San Diego HVAC technicians will be able to keep your system running smoothly by replacing any worn or broken components. This should be a high priority to ensure your system is running safely and efficiently.

5. Lastly, if you have a gas furnace, examine the pilot light for flickering and color changes. Ask someone to turn up the thermostat as you are doing so, but be sure to turn the system off for at least five minutes before starting. If you see changes, there could be an issue with the heat exchanger; so it’s best to call a professional.

For questions about these tips or to schedule an appointment regarding your heating, San Diego residents please give us a call at 1-800-BILL-HOWE (1-800-245-5469).

Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Posts

Blog

Best Water Filtration System

Water filters not only provide you with clean, fresh, safe drinking water straight from your sink but help to save the environment as well. Adding water filtration may be a larger upfront installation cost,...

2 weeks ago Share Icon
Read More
Blog

Garbage Disposal Problems

How to Unclog the Garbage Disposal There are times when you may forget to not put bones, coffee grounds, eggshells, bread, fibrous or stringy fruits and veggies, grease, and oil down the garbage disposal. ...

4 weeks ago Share Icon
Read More
Blog

Flood Damage Restoration Costs

Unfortunately, flooding can and does occur either due to natural disasters, a slab leak, broken pipes or a pipe bursting.  Once the issue is resolved, then comes a new problem to take care of-...

1 month ago Share Icon
Read More
Blog

What Is Backflow?

While the name does not sound too terrible, backflow can be a serious hazard to your health. Backflow is a plumbing term that describes the unwanted flow of water in the opposite, unintended direction. ...

2 months ago Share Icon
Read More

What Joel C says about us

Very Satisfied. Michael is always on time, Michael has been doing all of the plumbing related to our remodel. He always does exactly what he commits to do within the estimated cost. He keeps me informed if any wrinkles pop up, and his plumbing skills are excellent as we have had no problems or issues arise after he has left. Very professional! Highly recommend.

August 2019

Plumbing

What Rick M says about us

We had other companies come out for estimates on what was considered a major job with jackhammers and replacing cast iron pipes under the house… having been stung before, we wanted another estimate just to make sure we were making an informed decision. The prior estimates went up to $21,000!
Bill Howe sent us an amazing veteran plumber, Dashawn and his co- worker Anthony. Dashawn did a thorough check of the problem, explained what he thought was needed … he did a final check and we were able to see for ourselves what was the problem. He recommended a complete cleaning to de-scale the pipes, and not the major work we dreaded. Thanks to his solid analysis and patience in making sure we saw what he saw, the issue was resolved completely, and saved us thousands of unnecessary work. None of the other estimates included the cleaning; only the major repairs. Thanks to Dashawn’s knowledge, professionalism and honesty, we’re Bill Howe customers.

August 2019

Plumbing

What Carolyn Housman says about us

This was our second excellent experience with Bill Howe. We had a blocked kitchen sink drain 8/5. I was able to get a same day appointment which is AMAZING. Person on phone was very courteous and set me up right away. Tony arrived at the house (called me 30 minutes out so I was able to be ready). He diagnosed the issue (blocked drain, not the garbage compactor) and was able to snake it and ran the water for 10 minutes to be sure the drains were clear. He cleaned up everything and you would not have known he was even there. Thank-you Tony and Bill Howe, you always know how.

August 2019

Plumbing

What Ed Gohlich says about us

Cory was our technician on this job. We had a time sensitive repair issue and Bill Howe understood and assisted with getting the job done quickly.
Cory was on time to start the job and finished it quickly. Upon his leaving our home he’s was courteous, very knowledgeable, explaining what the problem was and how he fixed it. Very good communication and this is the way it’s has always been when we use Bill Howe plumbing.
Great company to work with.
Thanks Cory.
Ed

August 2019

Heating & Cooling

What Eric says about us

I had a shower that would not drain. The employee arrived on time and fixed the problem quickly and effectively at a very fair price. I was very happy with everything. Thank you and I highly recommend your plumbing service.

January 2019

Plumbing

What Bridgett says about us

I am extremely happy with the service we received from Bill Howe Plumbing. We were given an incorrect diagnosis of our main sewer line from another vendor, but Bill Howe’s servicemen came out for a second opinion, correctly diagnosed our problem and resolved our back up issues. We will continue to use Bill Howe for all our future plumbing needs!

Thank you Bill Howe Plumbing.

July 2019

Plumbing