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Why Heating Maintenance Is Necessary

October 27, 2023

Cold, gray weather in Los Angeles keeps more people indoors. The cooler temperatures in fall are the perfect reminder that winter is coming. But before hunkering down for the wintry weather, it’s important to schedule fall heating maintenance in Los Angeles, CA and surrounding areas. That way, you’ll stay warm indoors throughout the cold season. At Brody Pennell, we can ensure you’re ready when the first cold front arrives by maintaining your system in the fall.

What Is Heating Maintenance?

In a lot of ways, heating maintenance in Los Angeles, CA is just like a car tune-up. It involves preventative services that keep your heating system running at its best. With a little routine heating maintenance, you can optimize your equipment for efficient performance.

At Brody Pennell, we’re proud to offer top-of-the-line heating maintenance services. We know that your heating unit is an essential part of your home, and we want to help you ensure it runs smoothly all through the cold months. Our knowledgeable, experienced technicians will come to your home and provide heating maintenance so you’re well-prepared for winter.

Benefits Of Heating Maintenance In Los Angeles

The cold days are best enjoyed from the comfort of your home. That can only happen if your heating system works efficiently when needed. Scheduling routine heating maintenance in Los Angeles, CA offers many benefits for you, your home, and the heating unit, such as:

  • Improved Efficiency
  • Reduced Energy Costs
  • Increased Safety
  • Fewer Surprises
  • Extended Lifespan

Improved Efficiency

Parts of your heating unit can become damaged and develop mechanical problems with time. That can make your system use more energy to deliver the same amount of heat. When such issues are addressed during regular maintenance, the performance of your unit increases, leading to lower energy consumption and uniform heating.

Reduced Energy Costs

A properly maintained heating unit performs at peak efficiency. Improved efficiency means less energy demands and lower utility bills for you. These savings can add up over the cold months, offsetting the cost of maintenance.

Increased Safety

A well-maintained heating unit releases negligible amounts of carbon monoxide, which is normally expelled by the venting system. But when your heater malfunctions or is dirty, it may cause gas to leak and release higher concentrations of carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide is a dangerous, odorless gas that can pose a threat to everyone in your home.

As part of your maintenance plan, our technicians will inspect the heat exchanger, burner combustion, and gas connections. These checks prevent incidents like blocked pipes or cracked heat exchangers that may release toxic gasses into your home. That way, you can worry less about possible carbon monoxide or gas leaks and make the most of the time spent indoors with peace of mind.

Fewer Surprises

Often, we expect our heating system to work when we require it the most. But unless you give your unit the routine maintenance it demands, there’s a higher chance it will break down when it’s not supposed to. Imagine waking up to a freezing house in the middle of a chilly night and realizing your system needs major service or heating repair in Los Angeles, CA.

Without your heating system, you’ll be forced to endure the low temperatures until it’s fixed. Routine heating maintenance in Los Angeles, CA considerably decreases the risk of sudden breakdowns and ensures uninterrupted heating even in the coldest of seasons.

Extended Lifespan

Your system should last anywhere from 15 to 25 years, depending on the type of heater. When cared for regularly, your heating unit will serve you for longer. Regular maintenance minimizes wear and tear and makes sure all the parts are in good working order, prolonging the life of your system.

Brody Pennell’s Heating Maintenance Services

Some heating systems use oil or propane, some are electric, while others burn natural gas. Our technicians are experts at maintaining different heating system types and will generally perform the following:

  • Inspecting
  • Cleaning
  • Adjusting Connections
  • Lubricating
  • Gas Safety
  • Maintaining System Controls
  • Filter Change
  • Checking the Thermostat


Inspection is a crucial step in maintenance. We’ll be on the lookout for signs of safety and health risks with your heating system. Our technicians will check many components, including the heater exchanger, burner tubes, safety control, exhaust pipe, belt, condensate pump, ductwork, and ignition system. Then, we’ll let you know if anything requires prompt repairs.


Many parts of your heating unit will be thoroughly cleaned, including the flame sensor, blower motor compartment, and pilot assembly. Every step will make all the difference in maintaining clean air inside your home and keeping your system running efficiently.

Adjusting Connections

Over time, electrical connections may become bent over or loose. Such connections can create safety hazards, cause other components to struggle, and shorten the lifespan of your heating unit. To prevent all this, our technicians will adjust bent-over connections and tighten any loose ones.


Your heating system relies on moving pieces, some of which are fragile. Our technicians will lubricate all moving parts, like the compressors and motors, to minimize friction and make sure they last a long time. Lubrication also ensures that your unit works with the least amount of power drain.

Gas Safety

For gas heaters in Los Angeles, CA, we’ll check for any signs of a gas leak and conduct a test to make sure that the fuel is combusting properly. Getting this done regularly will ensure there are no performance concerns. It will also help our technicians catch any leak before it becomes a danger.

Maintaining System Controls

Your unit’s safety controls include carbon monoxide detectors and a flame sensor. We’ll confirm that everything is functioning as it should, allowing you and your loved ones worry-free sleep.

Filter Change

Yes, the air filter is something you can change on your own at the suggested frequency. But our technicians will also check that it’s done properly. A clean filter or a filter change helps guarantee the highest energy efficiency and best air quality.

Checking the Thermostat

The thermostat is a vital part of your heating system. It regulates how much heat is produced and when keeping your home comfortable while maximizing energy use. Our technicians will make sure that your thermostat is calibrated correctly and cycles on and off as it should. Trust our team for reliable thermostat services in Los Angeles, CA!

Best-in-Class Heating Maintenance Services In Los Angeles!

Heating maintenance in Los Angeles, CA is a worthy investment we encourage everyone to make. Our expert technicians are committed to keeping you comfortable and safe all through the chilly months. Has it been long since you last scheduled heating maintenance? Contact Brody Pennell today for timely, reliable services.

About The Author

Brody Pennell

Since 1945, Brody Pennell Heating & Air Conditioning is the committed to helping homeowners in the greater Los Angeles area experience total home comfort. In 2021, the readers of the Los Angeles Times voted Brody Pennell the Best HVAC Company in the area.

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