West Coast Chief Repair has delivered expert, reliable, affordable appliance repair to Santa Monica, CA, since 1992.
We’re proud to be the go-to appliance company for many homes, businesses, and apartment blocks in Santa Monica and nearby cities.
Fanatical customer support, ultra-fast response times, reasonable prices, and a staff of highly experienced, certified technicians have made us the number one air conditioning, heating, refrigeration, and appliance repair company in the Los Angeles area for over a decade.
The Air Conditioner Goes Belly Up in Santa Monica, CA
When the air conditioner dies in your home or business, chances are it’s not the month of December. There’s no holiday music playing in the shopping malls of Santa Monica or the lobby of your office complex.
No, it’s probably July or August, when a 90-degree peak during the day feels like a reprieve from the 100-plus degree heat.
Welcome to summer in Southern California. Air conditioning, which used to be a luxury, is now a necessity as temperatures climb ever higher. Most people take their AC for granted. Trust us — they shouldn’t unless West Coast Chief has recently maintained their AC or HVAC units!
Summer heat places extraordinary demands on your air conditioner. An aging AC appliance or HVAC system may not be able to keep up, like an old car that has lost its pep to climb steep hills.
Parts wear out, especially when they’re not well-maintained, and BOOM! — one evening at 10 PM, while the mercury still hovers at 90 degrees and your patio feels like a set from Lawrence of Arabia, the air conditioner quits. You’re left to stew and swelter until you call us early the following day. We open at 8 AM, and we’re always cheerful! And we cheerfully serve your city, Santa Monica, CA!
Yeah, But What About the Other Stuff?
Okay, enough about the air conditioning. What about other appliances, like refrigerators, dishwashers, and dryers? And what about furnaces and commercial appliances like restaurant kitchen ranges?
Santa Monica residents will be happy to learn that West Coast Chief Repair services most home and office appliances, from humble garbage disposals to complex HVAC components. There’s no need to call around for separate dishwasher and HVAC repair when Chief handles nearly everything.
“Nearly everything? What don’t you service at Chief?” you may ask.
- Garage door openers
- Waffle irons
- Popcorn machines
That’s pretty much it. We fix most installed major appliances, any type or brand.
In Santa Monica, Chief Keeps on Truckin’, Even When Your Appliance Doesn’t
With a fleet of fully-stocked trucks — not to mention new replacement appliances in the warehouse, if it comes to that — West Coast Chief Repair can handle any major appliance emergency in Santa Monica.
- We’ll fix it if it’s fixable.
- If the time has come to replace your appliance, we’ll give you an honest assessment untainted by an ulterior sales motive.
- We can sell you a new, top-brand air conditioner, furnace, dishwasher, or range at an attractive price and install it for you. We won’t try to upsell you to a new unit just to make a buck. We do what’s best for the customer. If it works for you, we know it will also work for us in the long run. We want your loyalty and repeat business.
Appliances We Repair: Just a Sample
Few things are more devastating to a fresh food business than a refrigeration breakdown. Your business grinds to a halt, and unless you find a repair service fast, you’ll be out several thousand dollars in ruined perishables.
Common problems, all of which we can troubleshoot and repair, include:
- Seal and gasket splits and tears
- Ice buildup
- Incorrect temperature
- Compressor failure
- Restaurant Ranges: These have much heavier construction than home ranges and feature burners with high BTU output.
- Heavy-Duty Ranges: High-volume ranges have sturdier and bulkier construction than smaller restaurant ranges. You’ll find them in a large hotel kitchen, but not a mom-and-pop restaurant. Typically, they’re paired with a high-powered range hood for ventilation.
- Specialty Ranges: Some units have built-in griddle sections. Others have integrated salamander broilers, cheese melters, storage bases, and oven bases.
- Range Hoods: Commercial range hoods are surprisingly complex. UV, reclaiming heat pumps, and grease collection are a few integrated technologies requiring a specialist.
Sure, you can get by without a dishwasher, but do you want to? It’s the 21st century, and you live in the modern metropolis of Santa Monica!
Plus, the longer a dishwasher sits unused, the more vulnerable it is to dry rot. A simple repair left unattended can degrade into an expensive appliance replacement job. A malfunctioning dishwasher may have worn-out parts, damaged wires, or a broken door latch, all of which we can diagnose and repair in a single visit.
With HVAC, a single system controls the temperature of your home year-round. The air conditioner and furnace connect to the same ventilation system; a central thermostat activates the heater or air conditioner.
HVAC problems include:
- Blocked fans, vents, or filters.
- A faulty fan or drive belt.
- Unusual odors.
- Clogged ducts and filters.
- A malfunctioning thermostat.
- Spikes in utility bills.
Call us if you notice these or any other problems with your HVAC system.
Regular Maintenance Reduces Costly HVAC Breakdowns
Tune-ups in the spring are your best insurance against failure when you need your air conditioning the most.
Regular maintenance prevents minor problems from becoming much bigger and more expensive problems. It reduces the risk of appliance breakdown and significantly improves energy efficiency. And, of course, you’ll be much more comfortable with a steady, evenly distributed supply of cool air.
High-Performance HVAC Brands from West Coast Chief
No air conditioner, furnace, or HVAC system lasts forever. Even the best appliances may have a life expectancy of only 10 to 15 years, depending on their frequency of use and quality of maintenance.
But time and again, in Santa Monica and other Southern California cities, we make repeat calls to homes equipped with cheap or generic HVAC appliances. It’s one of the reasons why we refuse to sell cheap HVAC systems! Top brands may cost more in the short term, but in the long run, they:
- Last much longer.
- Break down much less often.
- Run far more efficiently and quietly.
- Do a far better job of conditioning the air you breathe.
Each model we sell is suited to the conditions in Santa Monica, CA, meaning that you’ll steer clear of many of the issues that plague inferior HVAC equipment in other homes or businesses.
We’ll sell you the right size and brand of air conditioner or furnace for your property, not some pricey energy guzzler that’s twice the size you need and susceptible to failure.
With proper installation, you’ll be “chilling” (or basking) in a comfortable and controlled environment for many years to come. And whenever you need a replacement or repair, you can always count on West Coast Chief to deliver a fast, affordable, quality solution.
Our Service Area: Santa Monica & Beyond
West Coast Chief Repair services most of Los Angeles County and north Orange County. Call us before noon for same-day repair! For more than 30 years, we’ve kept homes and businesses running smoothly, building a reputation as a professional, affordable service that always gets the job done. Call us today to schedule your appliance repair, maintenance, or installation appointment.