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Common Heating Repairs By HVAC System


The old song goes, “It never rains in California.” This week has certainly proven that song to be false. This recent bout of cool and rainy weather may have prompted you to turn on your heating system for the first time this year. 

Were you impressed by your heater’s ability to heat your home or was its performance ho-hum? Although you don’t use your heating system as much as your air conditioner here in sunny Southern California, you do need a reliable form of heat for your home when you need it. 

No matter what type of system you have, we handle all types of HVAC repair. Here are some of the most common issues you’ll experience after turning your heating system on for the first time in a while. 

Heat Pump Repairs

If you own a heat pump, congratulations! You’re undoubtedly thrilled with its ability to cool your home down during our hot summer weather. Plus, as a 2-in-1 system, it has the added benefit of providing heat when you need it.

But a common issue with heat pumps is when you go to switch it to heating mode after many months of relying on it for AC and it doesn’t emit hot air. This is usually due to a faulty reversing valve. This is the component that allows your heat pump to work as both a heating and cooling system.

The reversing valve is subject to wear and tear and can break down. Luckily, it’s an easy repair for our team.

Mini Split Repair

One of the most common repair needs you’ll see with a mini split system is when one of the individual air handlers stops working while the rest are working just fine.

This is usually due to an issue with that particular unit’s connection to the overall system. You bought your mini split system for the amazing zone control it provides. So if one unit isn’t delivering the warmth you need, give us a call for a prompt repair.

Central Furnace Repair

Many older homes in California are equipped with central furnaces to provide heating. After many months of non-use, a common furnace issue is that it simply doesn’t produce enough heat. The first thing you should do is change the air filter if you haven’t done so already. Your furnace needs a clean filter to function properly. If replacing the filter doesn’t help, contact us to diagnose the issue.

Thermostat Repair

Sometimes your HVAC system isn’t the problem and the real culprit is your innocent-looking thermostat sitting silently on your wall. 

Thermostats can become miscalibrated which means they can’t accurately read the ambient temperature of your home. So if the temperature in your home is 62°F and the thermostat is set at 68°F, if the thermostat thinks your home is 70°F, it won’t turn on. 

No matter what type of heating system you have, you can rely on us for prompt and efficient repairs that take care of the problem the first time.

Contact the team at Command Comfort today for HVAC repair in Costa Mesa. Climate Control for Life. 

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