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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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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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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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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