Heating Installation & Repair
West Coast Chief Repair services all brands and types of home furnaces. We also do light commercial work (apartment furnaces, non-industrial heaters, etc.).
- All estimates for installation are free.
- All repairs come with a guarantee on labor and parts. We honor all manufacturer warranties, and will work with your insurance company.
- If your furnace needs replacement, we’ll install a new unit for you.
- Call us before noon for same-day service.
- We also do ductwork and will service your entire home HVAC system (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning).
Most furnaces connected to ductwork use a blower to force air through the vents and into the living spaces of a building. In other words, they’re forced-air furnaces, the most common type of furnace used in modern homes and the only type of furnace attached to an HVAC system.
A forced-air furnace in need of maintenance or repair may:
- Fail to switch on at the thermostat set point.
- Shuts off prematurely.
- Run longer than expected.
- Fail to generate adequate heat.
- Emit unusual sounds and odors.
Forced-air furnaces are complex and potentially dangerous appliances with complex electrical components. Here, it pays to hire an expert for repairs and not your local handyman who does everything from plumbing to drywall.
With HVAC, a single system controls the temperature of your home year-round. The air conditioner and furnace are connected to the same ventilation system; a central thermostat activates the heater or air conditioner.
Common 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.
Only a relative handful of homes in Southern California use radiant heating, where heat emanates from a metal radiator bolted to the wall or from heated pipes beneath the floor. Still, if you’re one of the lucky Southern Californians equipped with radiant heating, rest assured we can service your radiator if anything goes wrong.
First-time customers get 10% Off Labor
- Free service call with repair
- Same-day service available
- Warranty on labor, parts & new equipment
- Senior, military & student discounts available
Gas wall furnaces are freestanding propane or natural gas-powered units that heat a single room. They can be vented or ventless.
Ventless furnaces use the air within a room as an oxygen source for gas combustion. They’re essentially glorified gas-powered space heaters, requiring good room ventilation.
Vented furnaces draw oxygen from outside air through an intake venting system. A second venting system pulls dangerous combustion byproducts from the furnace and expels them outside.
Lack of regular maintenance can reduce the performance of heat pumps by as much as 25% and lead to premature component breakdown. The day may come when your heat pump fails to power up with nary a warning sign.
A heat pump is designed to keep you warm in cold weather and cool in hot weather with greater efficiency than a conventional HVAC system. If your heat pump fails to deliver, call us. It may be time for a tune-up, repair, or unit replacement.
Common problems include:
- Inadequate heat production, too much heat, and no heat at all.
- Insufficient cooling or a complete lack of cooling.
- Refrigerant flooding via the evaporator coil.
Gravity furnaces had their heyday in the early 20th century and were already giving way to HVAC systems and central heat by the 1960s. They’re outdated and frankly inefficient.
But if you live in a historic home or work in a pre-1960s commercial building, a gravity furnace may be a part of your winter reality. The good news is that at Chief, we’ll repair any furnace, including the antique gravity furnace in your historic home or office.
We can repair existing ductwork, restore air ducts to pristine condition, design new duct systems, and install new ducts where needed.
Most appliance repair companies don’t do the ductwork themselves — for that, they call subcontractors.
But at West Coast Chief Repair, we don’t hire subcontractors. All work is performed by Chief’s professionally trained, licensed, and insured technicians, guaranteeing you the highest quality on every job, from installing HVAC components to installing the ducts.
Furnace installation should never be a DIY project or job for most handymen. Only a licensed, professional technician should be trusted with modern heating and HVAC systems that may be attached to gas lines, contain complex electronics and electrical wiring, and often require ductwork.
Modern furnaces are complex machines with moving parts that wear out. Delicate electronics can break down. Over time, even the best furnace will need repair.
A well-maintained heater may last 20 years.
A poorly maintained gas or electric furnace is downright dangerous. Gas leaks can be deadly. Electric furnaces can short, overheat, and cause fires.
Most furnaces last 15-20 years — maybe more if you treat them well and probably less if you ignore or abuse them.
Modern furnaces are complex machines, especially when gas-powered. They have intricate electrical components and wiring, potentially dangerous if installed incorrectly and poorly maintained.
That’s why furnace installation and maintenance should always be left to professionals.
Most tech-savvy people can install a programmable or smart thermostat without difficulty. But the advantage of a professional installation is that our technicians correctly connect your thermostat to the HVAC system and optimize it.
We also carefully test the connection and make sure everything is working as it should. And we’ll walk you through all the features of your new thermostat, so there are no surprises.
Furnace Installation & Repair
West Coast Chief Repair is an authorized dealer of trusted brands of heating equipment.
- We sell furnaces, install furnaces, and maintain furnaces to keep them in top condition.
- We repair furnaces that are broken or working inefficiently and replace old or damaged appliances beyond repair.
- All estimates are FREE; there’s no obligation to buy services. However, we’re confident that you’ll choose Chief for your heating and cooling needs.
- We also do air duct repair and installation.
Furnace Installation Services
Furnace installation should never be a DIY project or even a job for most handymen. Modern furnaces and HVAC systems may be attached to gas lines, contain complex electronics and electrical wiring, or require new ductwork. Only a licensed, professional technician should handle the work for you.
At Chief, we specialize in heating and cooling — air conditioners, furnaces, and HVAC systems. We know every system, brand, and appliance model inside and out.
The Furnace Installation Pre-Check
Before we install a new furnace, we always check the lie of the land.
- Do you have existing natural gas hookups? You may want to take advantage of natural gas’s convenience, affordability, and efficiency.
- If you can’t tap into a natural gas main, propane may be a good option, delivered to a tank on your property.
- If you’ve installed solar panels on your roof or live in an all-electric home, then, of course, electric heating is the obvious choice.
- If you live in an older home, ductless heating installation may be the way to go.
Working with a professional furnace specialist ensures that you’ll install the right furnace for your home and budget.
Choosing the appropriate fuel source is probably the most crucial decision you’ll make regarding comfort, economy, safety, and appliance life.
West Coast Chief sells a first-rate selection of natural gas, electric, and propane furnaces, stocked in our warehouse and ready to be installed whenever your old furnace is no longer up to the task.
Furnace Replacement vs. Repair
No furnace lasts forever, not even the most reliable brands. At some point, replacement is the best option or the only option. Factors include appliance age, expected life, and the overall performance of your heating system. Plus, you have to consider the cost of repair versus the advantages of replacement.
- A furnace will last 18 to 20 years if a service like Chief has professionally maintained it. Poor maintenance or a lack of maintenance shortens appliance life.
- An aging furnace may require more maintenance and more frequent repairs as parts wear out.
- An older furnace will always be much less efficient than a new furnace, driving up heating bills.
- Call Chief to have a technician examine your aging furnace free of charge and explain your options. If a repair makes sense, we’ll recommend a repair. But if replacement is best for your budget, comfort, and safety, we can help you choose the right furnace for your home or business and install that furnace for you. We’ll never try to sell you an appliance you don’t need.
Furnace Repair & Maintenance
With professional installation and routine maintenance, your furnace will provide you with comfortable, efficient heating for many years to come.
Inevitably though, especially as your furnace ages and parts begin to wear out, you’ll run into a problem requiring a repair.
The sooner you contact a professional service like Chief, the less damage your furnace will incur. A minor problem can rapidly become a costly problem if you ignore it.
- Learn to recognize warning signs. Take any performance irregularities seriously. No matter how small a problem with your furnace may seem, there’s always the possibility it will develop into something more serious.
- A professional heating technician can resolve minor problems before they do severe damage to your heating system.
- Unless you turn up the thermostat and leave the furnace running 24-7, you shouldn’t see much fluctuation in your heating bill. If your heating costs spike, there’s probably an underlying issue with your furnace.
- Regularly scheduled maintenance is the best way to prolong appliance life, lower your heating bills, guarantee your comfort, and ensure the safe operation of your furnace.