If you have home remodeling on your agenda, or just want to preserve the comfort of your home, don’t forget to pay attention to the health of your HVAC system. HVAC stands for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning. Whatever your situation, the experts at Orange Coast Plumbing help you every step of the way, from basic maintenance to timely repairs, and rapid resolution of emergency situations.
Your Heating and Cooling Needs
Everyone knows that summertime in Southern California frequently calls for air conditioning. If you want to ensure your comfort, you need to make sure that the AC portion of your HVAC unit works properly when it counts. The same principle applies in winter, even in our relatively mild climate. When the inevitable cold spells hit, you want to make sure that the heating portion of your unit keeps your home nice and warm. Orange Coast Plumbing has almost 40 years of experience helping Orange County stay comfortable in all kinds of weather.
Regular, properly performed maintenance is crucial to the health of your house’s HVAC unit. A good maintenance plan typically starts with your unit’s filters, which play a central role in keeping your system running smoothly, keeping your costs down and keeping the interior of your house comfortable regardless of the outside temperature. Some types of filters only require cleaning during a maintenance check, while others require complete replacement. Orange Coast Plumbing takes the appropriate steps for your unit and either does a thorough cleaning (with water or a vacuum, as needed) or replaces your filters with the most suitable options.
Proper functioning of your HVAC unit also depends on the health of its external fins, which allow the smooth transfer of air to the major components that form the heart of your system. Over time, your unit’s fins can collect significant amounts of dust, dirt and leaves. For a number of reasons, they may also get bent out of place. As part of the maintenance process, Orange Coast Plumbing removes any dust or debris and straightens out any misaligned fins. We also check your unit’s refrigerant levels, identify any leaks or drain blockages and deal effectively with any problems we find. In addition, we check the health of your unit’s main heating and cooling components. (The specific types of components present vary according to the nature of your HVAC setup.)
There’s a good chance that your HVAC unit has a programmable thermostat that lets you determine when to switch its heating and cooling functions on and off. If you installed your unit some time ago, the thermostat settings that once served you well may no longer provide you with efficient climate control. Factors that can help make your current settings outdated include: changes in your daily schedule, changes in the number of residents in your home, and changes in the way you use various parts of your house. Orange Coast Plumbing checks your unit’s thermostat, ensures its proper basic function and (after consulting with you) makes any required adjustments.
Proper maintenance of your HVAC unit helps you control your energy costs, keeps your home in an agreeable temperature range and helps you avoid unnecessary future repairs. Unfortunately, with the hustle and bustle of daily life, many people forget to keep track of their HVAC maintenance needs. As a rule, your system needs a complete servicing once a year. Orange Coast Plumbing helps you set up a regular schedule that includes this annual servicing, as well as any additional seasonal checks.
Even if you stick to a full schedule of routine maintenance, your HVAC unit may eventually break or wear out and require some sort of repair. Possible indications that your unit needs repairs vary widely. If the unit leaks, turns off at unexpected times, won’t turn on at expected times, fails to keep your entire home or parts of your home at appropriate temperatures, sounds unusually loud or muffled or makes other types of strange or unusual noises, trips a breaker in your electrical system, or causes an unexpected rise in your monthly heating or cooling bill, you may be in need of repairs.
When the time comes, you can trust Orange Coast Plumbing’s skilled professionals to fully meet your repair needs. First, our professionals make sure that your problems actually require a repair rather than a maintenance-related adjustment. If they identify a genuine repair need, they get to work quickly and efficiently while upholding the highest quality standards. In some cases, something as simple as the replacement of a broken fan or a leaking hose will restore your unit’s proper function. More extreme cases may call for the replacement of a major part such as a heat pump, condenser or compressor. Whatever the situation, we provide you with excellent service and the most up-to-date, cost-effective technological solutions.
Serious HVAC problems don’t always happen during standard business hours, and when things go wrong you won’t want help to keep you waiting. Fortunately, you can reach Orange Coast Plumbing at any time of day or night. We remain available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and you can depend on us to answer the phone and come to your aid. Whatever time you need us, we provide you with the same level of expert care, conscientiousness and courtesy. We never shrink from a challenge, and we always get the job done.
Count on Four Decades of HVAC Expertise
We started Orange Coast Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning in 1977. Orange County is our home and we have a thorough understanding of the area’s climate, as well as the types of services needed to keep residential Southern California HVAC units in top working condition. Our four-decade history and commitment to innovation mean that you get the best of both worlds: an HVAC maintenance and repair service that places an emphasis on timeless values of efficiency, courtesy and convenience while also staying current with the latest standards in our industry.