Repair or Replace That Troublesome Furnace?

Monday, February 18th, 2019

old-furnaceWinter isn’t over yet, and we can expect to run into cold days even through the early part of spring. If you have a furnace that isn’t working up to expectations, or is just working … weirdly … you don’t want to put off doing something about it.

But what do you do about it? Repairs are probably the first idea that comes to mind. But you might also have a furnace that is too far gone where repairs aren’t worthwhile—the whole thing needs to come out and a new furnace go in.

The “repair or replace?” question is a big one, because making the wrong choice can end up costing you a lot of money, as well as end up with a busted furnace on a cold day. Fortunately, this isn’t a question you have to answer without any help. Schedule service with our heating professionals, and they’ll give the advice necessary to make the right choice.

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Is a Heat Pump or Furnace the Best Heating Option for You?

Monday, January 21st, 2019

furnace-gas-with-pipesWhen it comes to providing home heating to Salt Lake City, UT, we handle many different types of heating systems. The furnace is the most popular type; in fact, natural gas furnaces are the most commonly found heating system in households throughout the country. But just because the furnace is the most widespread doesn’t mean it’s automatically Choice #1.

One type of alternate heating system we often install for our valued customers is the heat pump. Today, we’re going to take a close look at whether a heat pump or a furnace is the ideal choice for your home. But please make sure you work with our technicians to make the final choice, since they can give you a better estimate on the right type of heater to meet your needs.

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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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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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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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Common Gas Furnace Problems in Mid-Winter

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

technician-looks-over-gas-furnaceWe always put our customers first, so you can trust us to fix your home’s furnace if it runs into problems this winter. Fortunately, today’s furnaces are built to last and run into few malfunctions during their lifetimes. If you had your furnace professionally installed and make sure it always has its annual fall check-up and inspection appointment (a service we offer through our maintenance program), you can relax during winter. There’s little chance the furnace will have trouble.

But… trouble may still happen, no matter how well you plan ahead. Let’s look at a few of the common gas furnace faults that might interfere with your comfort this winter. It only takes a call to us to have the repair work you need for a gas furnace in Salt Lake City, UT.

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5 Signs It’s Time to Call for Furnace Repairs

Monday, December 25th, 2017

furnace-gas-with-pipesDo you have a furnace to keep your home warm in winter? You probably do, since furnaces are the most common residential type heating system in the country. Here in Salt Lake City, gas furnaces are especially common because they put out enough heat to combat even the coldest day.

If you want your furnace to continue working through the winter until the spring thaw, it’s important to watch out for any signs that it’s malfunctioning. We don’t mean something like the furnace simply refusing to turn on at all: you know that’s a problem! The five signs we’ve listed are more subtle, giving you a heads-up that trouble may be on the way. You’ll have time to put a stop to it with professional furnace service in Salt Lake City, UT.

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