If you treat your furnace right, it will treat you right, too.
When you call Rod Johnson for your furnace repair, maintenance, or installation needs, you’ll get the full attention of some of the best trained heating specialists in Stockton.
Why call Rod Johnson for your heating needs?
- We’ve serviced Stockton and the Central Valley since 1968
- Our technicians are fully trained, licensed, and must pass thorough background and drug tests.
- We offer 100% financing for all of your heating needs
Whether your furnace is gas, electric, a heat pump, or a boiler, our team is prepared to fix it. Our furnace repair team is fully trained and equipped to fix any make, model, or configuration of furnace, and we even offer 24 hour emergency furnace repair.
Common Furnace Issues:
- The furnace won’t turn on.
- The pilot light is out.
- Strange noises are coming from the furnace during startup or operation.
- The main burner won’t light or won’t stay lit for longer than three seconds.
- The blower never turns on after the burners are lit.
- The furnace blower stays on constantly.
- No power to the furnace: If the fan doesn’t respond to raising the thermostat’s temperature, a breaker may have tripped, the wiring could be loose, or the furnace switch might be turned off.
- Failing motor: Squeaks and squeals may emanate from a motor that’s about to fail.
- No ignition: In furnaces with spark ignitions, rapid clicking sounds indicate that the burner is trying to ignite. Failure to do so could be caused by a blocked flue, faulty control board, or improper limit control.
- Main burner problems: Burners that won’t stay lit are most commonly caused by a dirty flame sensor or a clogged condensate drain in the case of condensing furnaces. If the burners won’t light at all, the gas supply could be cut off.
- Issues with the run capacitor or motor: These problems cause the blower not to turn on after the burners ignite.
- Clogged air filter: Assuming the thermostat isn’t set to “on,” which keeps the blower motor on continuously, a clogged air filter is the primary cause of a blower motor running all the time. The restricted airflow may have damaged the limit switch, which senses the internal furnace temperature.
Taking good care of your furnace is very important. Your family depends on it to make your environment comfortable during a good part of the year. Neglecting your routine maintenance can result in your systems breaking down or running less efficiently, causing your energy bills to go up. At Rod Johnson, we offer a repair prevention program to assist you in the regular maintenance of your heating system.
How You Can Help
Making sure your furnace is working properly is key to keeping energy costs down. Here are some things you should do every fall to make sure your furnace is running as efficiently and as safely as possible:
- Check vents to make sure they are clear. Blockages will cause the furnace to run inefficiently.
- Make sure the thermostat is working properly.
- Change the air filter at the start of the heating season, and monthly thereafter.
- Check for gas leaks. If you notice the smell of gas, or any of the connections look worn or damaged, call a professional for repair before you start up the furnace.
- If you have an electronic air cleaner, clean the air filter every other month.
- Call Rod Johnson Air to schedule an annual tune-up.
In some cases, it is safer and more cost efficient to replace your furnace than to repair it. In general, you can expect about a 15-year life span for most furnaces. A poorly designed and installed system may only last 6 or 7 years, while a system that is properly sized, designed, installed and maintained can last well over 20 years.
If your furnace is 12 years old or beyond and the cost of the repair would cover a significant part of the cost of a new system, consider replacement. Allow Rod Johnson to assist you with assessing your costs and determining the safest and most financially efficient solution to your problem.
Do I Replace or Repair?
Consider these factors to determine your repair or replacement needs:
- Age: Furnaces 12-15 years old are typically ready for retirement.
- Investment Cost: Comparing the repair costs of your existing system versus the purchase price of a newer system with the help of a professional can help you calculate the financial benefits of replacement.
- Energy Costs: Today’s minimum SEER rating, 13 SEER, offers a system that is 30 percent more efficient than systems just 10 years old. Boost the SEER rating and the energy savings is even greater. When you add up energy savings along with monthly repair costs, an upgrade may be your most cost-effective option.