If you’ve lived through a winter in Salt Lake City, you know it can be brutally cold. You certainly don’t want your furnace going out and leaving you with no heat. Furnaces face some common problems that you should be aware of this winter. A professional can usually repair these problems for you, ensuring your home stays toasty warm all winter long.

Wear and tear

As time goes on, regular wear and tear can affect your furnace’s ability to function properly. Problems like heat-control issues or overheating can arise as your furnace ages. One way to be proactive and not let your furnace get to this point is to have a semi-annual inspection done by a professional.

Lack of maintenance:

Are you reading #1 and thinking “I can’t remember the last time someone has looked at my furnace,” or maybe you’re even thinking, “I don’t think anyone has ever looked at my furnace,” then it may be time to make a call. Annual or semi-annual maintenance checkups can prevent you from needing furnace repair down the road. Routine maintenance is also better for your safety!

Ignition control or pilot light problem:

Clogged components, clogged filters, or faulty electrical components can cause issues with your furnace’s ignition. These are also safety issues– please consult a professional and do not try to do troubleshooting on your ignition or pilot light alone.

Dirty filters:

Dirty and clogged filters reduce or prevent adequate airflow in your furnace. A furnace has to work much harder to circulate air through a dirty filter, which can cause fan damage as well. This furnace repair is relatively easy, and keeping up on your general maintenance like filter replacements can prevent damage to your furnace. If your furnace is not producing enough heat, this may be the culprit.

Bad limit switch:

A bad limit switch can cause your blower to run continuously. Not only could this up your utility bill, but it’s also just plain bad for your furnace. Leaving this unchecked or unfixed can significantly reduce the lifespan of your furnace.

So if Salt Lake City winters are feeling a bit colder than normal this year, it may be time to consider “Is my furnace at fault here?” All Utah Plumbing, Heating & Air are your local Salt Lake City area experts and they will be happy to evaluate, repair, or replace your furnace. Give them a call at (801) 877-6365 today.

All Utah Plumbing, Heating, and Air provides top-notch furnace repair in Salt Lake City.