Utah is known for really cold winters. Fall often seems very short and the weather changes quickly from Summer heat to Winter cold. At Black Diamond Electric, Plumbing, Heating and Air, we install, service, and maintain heating and air systems for residential and commercial customers.
If your furnace doesn’t work properly or is ready to be replaced, don’t get left in the cold, give us a call. Our expert heating technicians can inspect your current furnace and determine the best solution for you and your home. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our expert technicians.
Servicing Salt Lake City & Surrounding Areas
We Provide Heating Services For All Major Brands of Heating Systems
Why Purchase Your New Furnace From Us?
We are an HVAC company that focuses on fairness, having knowledgeable technicians, and keeping customers happy.
Our technicians do not work on commission so you can trust that they are not trying to “pad your bill”.
We have payment options available when needed.
We have very knowledgeable HVAC technicians that are skilled and highly trained to install and maintain furnaces. Our technicians can evaluate your current home setup and help determine which model and type would work best in your home. Your technician can evaluate whether your home can accommodate the required PVC (plastic pipe) exhaust flue that some new high-efficiency furnaces would require.
When you are ready for a new furnace you should consider which unit would give you the best AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency). AFUE is a measure for how efficient your furnace is at converting fuel to heat. The more efficient your furnace is, the more heat you will get per unit of fuel.
There are different furnace types to consider. More common now are the variable speed 2-stage furnaces and modulating variable speed 2-stage furnaces.
Variable speed furnaces have a variable speed fan motor that is designed to keep your home at a constant comfortable temperature. The variable speed fan motor moves air at different rates to precisely control the flow of heated air throughout your home. Variable speed furnaces are less noisy than older one-speed motors because the fan slowly ramps up to speed so there isn’t a sudden “kicking on” sound, or a sudden blast of air when it starts.
An even higher efficient furnace type is the modulating variable speed 2-stage furnace. This type of furnace starts with the gas valve open at 100% and the fan blower at 0% speed. As the blower fan increases in speed, the valve reduces the amount of gas flow to the burners. It then automatically adjusts and modulates the gas flow with fan speed to keep the temperature steady.
Lack of Maintenance
It’s important to have your furnace cleaned and maintained regularly to avoid costly breakdowns and dangers that could arise due to clogged filters, leaking gas, or just being without heat in the middle of winter when it is below freezing.
Regular cleanings are very important and are part of our Diamond Service Plan. Learn about the importance of having your gas-fired appliances cleaned and inspected regularly.
Furnace filters should be checked monthly and changed if they look dirty, but at a minimum changed every 3 months according to Energy Star, a U.S. Environment Protection Agency. Filters protect the furnace by preventing particles from entering then circulating throughout your home. Dirty filters are one of the main causes of breakdowns. A dirty filter can prevent air from entering the furnace and cause it to overheat. Reduced air flow can also cause the furnace to work harder and cause your energy bill to increase. If you are not familiar with changing out the air filter for your furnace or just want to make sure it is done right, give the experts at Black Diamond Electric, Plumbing, Heating and Air a call.
Learn more about the importance of having your furnace cleaned – learn about the importance of having your gas fired appliances (furnaces) cleaned and inspected regularly.
Pilot Control or Electric Ignition Problems
The burner in a gas furnace is lit by either a standing pilot (a small constantly burning gas flame) or by an electronic ignition. Either way, if the burner does not light then the furnace will not work. Gas and fire makes for an explosive combination if not handled properly. Our experts at Black Diamond Electric, Plumbing, Heating and Air have the skills and training to fix any problem with your pilot or electric ignition.
Not Heating At All
There are many reasons that a furnace may not be heating at all. This could be due to a faulty pilot, a problem with a thermostat setting, its power, or problem with the gas.
Not Heating Enough
A common problem with furnaces not producing enough heat is the result of a clogged or dirty filter. Another problem could be that it is not sufficient for the size of the home or office space.
Turning On and Off Constantly
If your furnace is cycling on and off constantly this could be a sign of a dirty filter that is preventing air flow, an incorrect thermostat setting, and possibly poor insulation of the home.
Continually Running Blower
If you find that the furnace’s blower won’t shut off and is constantly running you may want to check your thermostat and verify that the “manual FAN ON” switch is not active. Also check that the thermostat FAN switch is set to AUTO and not ON. Another possibility is that there is a problem with the limiter switch which may need to be replaced by an expert technician.
Any rattling, squeaking, rumbling, or strange noises is a sign that your furnace needs attention. These sounds could suggest a mechanical problem, airflow issues, or problem with a burner. These issues are best left to an expert to address.
Regular furnace maintenance extends the life of your heating system. Call today to learn about the benefits of our Diamond Service Plan which includes a yearly tune-up.
Furnaces need regular maintenance to perform at their best. When not maintained, the life of your heating system can be greatly reduced. Just like a car, your furnace will need a tune up to perform at its best and to avoid expensive repairs.
Sign up for our Diamond Service Plan and enjoy money and time-saving benefits. Some of which include:
- High-Performance Tune-up.
Recommended by manufacturers and utilities alike, regularly scheduled service can reduce breakdowns by as much as 95% and lower utility bills by 30%!
- We’ll Call You To Schedule Service
As a Diamond Service Plan member, we make your equipment our top priority.
We’ll call you to schedule your tune-up, so you don’t have to worry about it.
- Priority Service
As a Diamond Service Plan member, you are our priority! You can jump to the head of the line when you call!
- 10% Discount.
You will receive a 10% discount off the bottom line for our heating & cooling, electrical and plumbing services for as long as our Diamond Service Plan relationship remains effective.
Your Diamond Service Plan agreement can either be transferred to your new home, or to the buyer of the home you are selling. Your choice!
Why Have Your Furnace Cleaned?
The biggest reason for having furnaces properly maintained is to reduce repair costs, ensure its operating life, and to keep you and your family safe this winter.
According to Angie’s List, “HVAC experts say an annual inspection and service will prolong the life of the system, save energy and decrease health risks. “The manufacturers that built them all agree on this; you should get it serviced once [a year] for heating and once for cooling,” says Paul Mills, owner of Air Experts Heating & Cooling in Raleigh, North Carolina.” Tuning it up and checking it out is definitely recommended. Much like a car, if you ignore it, a lot more things break. You [will] extend the life of it and help prevent major breakdowns.”” Furthermore, “Some HVAC experts say up to 75 percent of no-heat calls in the winter are related to a lack of maintenance. Left unserviced, a furnace can stop working suddenly, leaving your family in the cold.
Also, consider the consequences of carbon monoxide, a common problem with improperly maintained furnaces. Furnaces “can also be a health hazard. Technicians say an inspection can reveal carbon monoxide leaks, which are hard to detect because the gas is colorless and odorless. Carbon monoxide can lead to headaches, dizziness, nausea, and even death. An estimated 500 people die each year, and 15,000 people are taken to emergency rooms, because of exposure. Not maintaining your furnace — whether it’s gas or electric — can cause it to run less efficiently, making it work even harder, therefore increasing your monthly energy bills, experts say.”
The Center for Disease Control reports approximately 85 deaths a year specifically related to furnace malfunctions, improper maintenance, and other mechanical failures. If you include other LP, Propane, and gas burning appliances, then the number increases substantially.
It can seem rather obvious that a cleaner furnace runs more efficiently. Just like dirty oil in a car makes it use less miles to the gallon, a cleaner furnace optimizes its performance so there isn’t so much wasted utility expense.
Consider this: running your central air conditioning unit or furnace one season is the equivalent of running a car at 55 miles an hour for almost 60,000 miles. Imagine what would happen to a car if proper oil changes were not performed in that amount of use. Dirty blower motors, improperly functioning condensate drains, and other dirty furnace components all can lead to expensive repairs when said repairs can usually be prevented by preventative maintenance.
In our own experience, we see many systems in need of proper maintenance. While Black Diamond Electric, Plumbing, Heating and Air is happy to provide valuable furnace repairs, we would rather see that you have a clean, safe, and efficiently operating heating system this winter. Call the heating experts at Black Diamond Electric, Plumbing, Heating and Air today!