Weird Furnace Noises You May Hear—And What They Mean

Monday, January 7th, 2019

woman-surprised-by-loud-noiseYou’re sitting in your house during a winter night, enjoying warmth coming from the furnace attached to the ductwork. Then suddenly, you hear the furnace make a noise different from the usual hum you hear from its blower fan. It could be a clang, a boom, a click, or a disquieting shrieking. Is something wrong?

Possibly. Just like a house settling, sometimes a furnace may make a slightly different noise, but it doesn’t return. But if the noise is persistent or causes the furnace to make a racket, there probably is a repair issue with it that will require heating repair in Salt Lake City, UT from professionals.

Below are a few of the more common warning noises you may hear from a furnace that’s got trouble.

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How Newer Furnaces Can Save You Money

Monday, December 24th, 2018

money-saving-homeAre you experiencing issues with your furnace here at the start of winter? You may think you can get by with professional furnace repair in Salt Lake City, UT to keep the heating running. But if your home’s furnace is older than 15 years and it’s racking up higher heating bills than it once did, you might be in the “replacement zone.” We recommend you consider putting in a new furnace—possibly a high-efficiency furnace. A new furnace not only gives you more reliable heating, but it can also save you money. We’ll explain how.

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Failure to Light: Why Your Furnace’s Burners Won’t Burn

Monday, December 10th, 2018

inside-a-gas-furnaceA gas furnace is one of the most reliable sources for heating a home through the winter. The gas-powered burners generate high amounts of heat, and the blower fan can send the heat quickly around the rooms of the house for excellent comfort.

But then there are those times when a furnace doesn’t quite do what it’s supposed to! When you adjust the thermostat to bring heat to your house, and the furnace’s burners don’t ignite, you won’t have warmth anywhere in the house unless you’ve got a fire in the fireplace.

Burners that won’t light are a problem we often see when we’re out providing gas furnace services in Salt Lake City, UT, and we know all the causes. Below are reasons you may have burners that won’t burn.

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The Gas Furnace vs. The Electric Furnace

Monday, November 26th, 2018

Furnace-standardIf you need to install a new heating system, you definitely want to schedule it as soon as possible—the most serious winter cold is coming up, and if your current heater simply isn’t doing the job it should, arrange with our experts to have a new system installed.

But you may be wondering what kind of heater you want. Furnaces are the most popular type of heating system, but they can run from different types of energy. There are oil and propane furnaces, and some parts of the country have wood pellet-burning furnaces. However, most furnaces today either run from natural gas or electricity. If you’re thinking of using a furnace, you’ll be making a choice between an electric or natural gas model.

So which type is the right one for you?

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DIY Heating Repair? We Don’t Recommend It

Monday, November 12th, 2018

hand-holding-wrenchIt pays to be handy when it comes to home repairs. You can save money on many basic tasks around your house if you don’t need to call on professionals to consult or do the work. You’ve got the right tools, you have the online articles for assistance—you got this!

But when it comes to repairing your home’s heater—please ­don’t get this! We do not recommend you attempt to open up and repair your heating system. Anything more complicated than changing the air filter or resetting tripped breaker switches should be left to licensed professionals. Hey, we’re easy to find: just call our number and we’ll deliver the heating repair in Salt Lake City, UT you need to continue enjoying the winter season.

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Why Won’t the Burners in the Furnace Light Up?

Monday, October 29th, 2018

furnace-burners-smallYou get up one morning and find the floor beneath your feet is chilly. Well, time to fire-up the good ol’ gas furnace and warm up your home. But when you turn up the thermostat, nothing happens. You go down to the basement (or to wherever your furnace is located) and see that the gas burners haven’t lit. What’s going on? And, more importantly, what do you do to fix it?

First … In most cases, you shouldn’t attempt to fix it! Although we’ll look at some simple solutions which may explain why the burners aren’t coming on, anything that would involve making actual repairs to the heating system must be left to licensed professionals. It’s hazardous to work on a gas-powered appliance if you don’t have the right training and tools! If you’re in doubt about your furnace, call our team for furnace repair in Salt Lake City, UT. We’ll be there fast and on time (guaranteed!) to have the problem remedied.

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Gas Furnaces Are Nice—But Are There Safer Alternatives?

Monday, October 15th, 2018

furnace-oldWe agree, gas furnaces are nice. When it comes to keeping the dry and cold winters away from your home, a gas furnace has immense power and reliability.

However, if you’re reading this post, it’s because you have some concerns about the safe performance of a gas furnace—either the one you already have installed, or the one you’re thinking of installing. Are there safer ways to heat your home?

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Never Delay Furnace Repair Just Because It’s Spring

Monday, March 19th, 2018

wrenchesThe start of spring is always a weird time for the weather here in Salt Lake City. The temperatures often hover around the fifties with plenty of rain, but it can also turn toward warm days or slide down to where it snows again.

However, the trend will now be toward warmer weather, and this can sometimes lead to people ignoring trouble with their furnaces. “Well, it’s still working okay, and pretty soon I won’t need it at all. Maybe I can just wait until fall to worry about it.”

Please don’t do this! Any time you detect problems with your home’s furnace, arrange for repairs as soon as its convenient—and that includes making an emergency call if necessary. There are a few reasons for this.

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How Long Will My Heating System Last?

Monday, March 5th, 2018

question-markWhen winter comes to an end (and we’re finally getting close … hang in there, everyone), we recommend you evaluate your home heating system and think about whether it’s time to make an upgrade. Spring is a great time to have new HVAC installations done, and that includes furnace replacement or replacing any other type of heater.

The big question people ask when analyzing their heating systems for possible replacement is “How long is my heater supposed to last?” Nobody wants to replace a heater before it’s time, since that would be a big waste of money. We agree that if your heater can be repaired so it gives you a few more years of quality and energy-efficient comfort, then you should have it repaired. But … age is a critical factor to consider. Let’s look into that heating system life-expectancy question.

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The Cracked Heat Exchanger: A Serious Gas Furnace Trouble

Monday, February 5th, 2018

technician-looks-over-gas-furnaceGas furnaces—we love ‘em. There’s no better way to deliver warmth to a home during a cold Utah winters than with a natural gas furnace. The heating power is higher than most other heating systems, and gas furnaces spread warmth around a house quickly. Because natural gas costs less than electricity, a gas furnace helps cut down on utility bills over winter.

But gas furnaces sometimes give people a fright because of worries that they might become dangerous, either from carbon monoxide leaks or combustion hazards. These dangers are exaggerated—today’s furnaces are built with safety as a top priority. We won’t lie, however, and say a furnace is 100% safe. There’s a special concern we want to talk about that could happen to your furnace: a cracked heat exchanger.

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