Furnace Repair and Cleaning Service | IN GREATER SALT LAKE CITY AND UTAH COUNTY
During winter in Utah, a furnace is necessary. Ask anyone who has had a furnace break in the middle of winter in Utah. They will tell you that sleeping at night can be very difficult without the help of a working heating system at home.
So what should you do if your heater suddenly breaks down on a cold day? Call Larsen HVAC to rescue you immediately!
Prompt as Always
We know how essential a furnace is to the overall comfort of a family. Once you give us a call, our team of technicians will try to get to your home at the soonest time possible. The team can provide the most reliable furnace repair in Utah and as they can handle different HVAC units, fixing your furnace with short notice should not be a problem. In addition, no matter how fast we need to fix it, our high standard of work guides us to achieve the same quality each time.
Maintenance is the Key
One way to prevent untimely furnace repairs is by having your ducts professionally cleaned. Other than quality repairs, our technicians do furnace duct cleaning in Utah. With this preventive maintenance service, we not only extend the life of your unit, but we also preserve your family’s health. Dirty air ducts are susceptible to mold growth, pest infestation, and dust buildups.
Recognized Across the State
Apart from our reliable furnace cleaning and repair services, we take pride in being a recognized company across the state. On top of being licensed and insured, we are a Gephardt-approved business. We’re also a proud accredited member of the Better Business Bureau (BBB).
These accreditations assure you of our reliability and trustworthiness as a service provider. We can fix or clean your furnace with total respect of your property.
Call us at 801-983-7333 for any of your furnace cleaning or repair needs
More Tips about Furnace Maintenance and Repair
Get to Know a Professional Today!
Like any machine, sometimes furnaces will break. Parts will wear out and will need to be replaced and sometimes stuff just happens. In these moments, having a trusted professional that you can call will be essential to helping you get your furnace back up and running and you back to living comfortably instead of cold! Consider getting to know a professional furnace repair company, such as Larsen Heating and Air, well before an emergency happens. Then you can rest assured knowing that you already have a trusted partner when something unexpected occurs. We would love to get to know you today and see how we can help be your trusted HVAC partner for the future.
Have a Regular Maintenance Routine
Make sure you perform regular routine maintenance on your furnace. This will significantly reduce the need for extensive repairs in the future. The most important regular maintenance routine is a yearly inspection by a professional. Many believe that a regular professional inspection is not necessary and they can simply review the unit themselves. While there is much that you can do yourself, read on below to learn about the distinct advantages of choosing a professional for your yearly scheduled maintenance.
Other things to consider in a regular maintenance routine include changing your air filter regularly. This is by far the easiest way to maintain your furnace in good condition through your own efforts. Other tips include simple items and checks on a regular basis such as the following:
- Checking that all of your air vents are open and that no furniture or items are covering or clogging your air vents
- Using a programmable thermostat and resetting it for the heating season.
- Making sure there are no odors coming from your furnace area. This could indicate a gas leak which is very dangerous and hazardous to your health. If you detect any unusual odors around or coming from your furnace call a professional HVAC technician immediately.
- Check to make sure all tubes and venting pipes are sitting properly and there are no strange noises coming from the unit.
- Clean your drainage tube if you have a natural gas or propane furnace
- Clean the area around your furnace and ensure all parts are generally free of dust, dirt, grime or debris. However, be very careful if you are cleaning the inside of your furnace and do not have experience doing so. You could damage the furnace or injure yourself. Ask a professional before you clean the inside of your furnace.
- Check outdoor Exhaust pipes if you have a high efficiency gas furnace. Make sure the exhaust is not blocked or clogged.
How Often Should I Change My Air Filter?
Changing your air filter is one of the easiest ways that you can contribute to the long life of your furnace and avoid furnace repairs. According to Energy Star, a branch of the US Environmental Protection Agency, you should change your air filter on average every 3 months. You may need to change it more often during the winter months when you are using your system more often. A contaminated air filter can lead to decreased air flow in the system, and can expose your household to harmful contaminants that are trapped in the filter and then disseminated into the air you are breathing in your home. For your health, as well as to keep your furnace running smoothly and avoid major repairs, regularly changing your air filter is an important habit to develop in your home.
Do I Really Need Yearly Tuneups?
Do you really need to change the oil in your car? Think of preventative maintenance on your furnace as you would think of preventative maintenance on your vehicle. Each is a machine and each is designed to last for many years if given the proper regular maintenance. Scheduling a yearly professional tune-up, preferably in the fall before you begin using your heating system, is best way to catch problems in advance and make sure that everything is working properly prior to the cold season (which can get pretty cold here in Utah). Ideally it is best if this inspection is done by a professional each year as well rather than doing it yourself. You can still perform a lot of basic maintenance throughout the year that will keep your furnace in great shape, but having a professional look at it once a year will ensure you catch all the necessary parts and resolve any potential problems before they become a crisis. Repairs are much less painful when done caught early and taken care of quickly rather than a major repair later on.
Not only does a yearly inspection protect you from major repairs, but a yearly inspection can also help you save money in the long run. Some studies have reported that a regularly serviced furnace can help you save up to 30 percent on your energy bills. You will also save money by having less emergency repair calls which can be costly depending on the time and scope of the repair. Some HVAC professionals report that over two thirds of emergency maintenance
Another reason why you should consider yearly tuneups is if you have any desire to use your furnace’s warranty. If your furnace breaks and is within the warranty period, the manufacturer has the right to view a schedule of repairs to ensure there has not been negligence on the owner’s part. A regular inspection by a professional gives you this record of repairs so that should something happen, you are more likely to be able to use your product warranty. Furnaces and heating systems can be expensive to replace, and just like cars, a little preventative maintenance through a yearly tuneup can go a long way.
Furnace Repair and Cleaning FAQ’s
How much do general furnace repairs cost?
Furnace repair costs vary by company, and in general a service call for furnace repair costs between $50 to $100 dollars. This is the fee to have someone come out and look at your furnace. For emergency repairs or on weekends or holidays the fee may be different. You may also incur some parts and labor costs depending on the needed service or repairs. At Larsen, we will give you an estimate up front so that you know what you are looking at, and we are committed to giving you our best price and service possible. Give us a call for a quote or visit our pricing page to learn more.
How often do furnaces generally need repairs?
With proper maintenance, furnace units are meant to last 15 to 20 years. As with any machine, occasionally a part will wear out and need to be replaced, and you will want to consult with your furnace professional about your furnace brand and typical parts replacement times. However, with regular maintenance you will not likely need too many repairs on your furnace and your preventative maintenance will pay off in terms of extending the life of your furnace rather than having to pay for a costly replacement. However, if your furnace is old and repairs are becoming more frequent, it may be in your best interest to consider a replacement instead of constant repairs, Consult a furnace professional who can help give you recommendations for what may be best for your situation.
What is furnace cleaning? What is duct cleaning? Is that different from my yearly inspection?
Generally furnace cleaning is done at the time of your yearly inspection and involves cleaning all of the parts of your furnace to help the unit run most efficiently. This is also slightly different from cleaning the furnace duct work of your home, which is another very important part of keeping a well maintained heating system. Give us a call and we can help explain the difference and benefits of each service to see what will most benefit you.
About Larsen Heating and Air
Larsen Heating and Air has been in the furnace repair business for many years. We have experience dealing with every furnace repair problem imaginable, from the simple parts fix to major repairs and even furnace replacement and installation. We are committed to getting our customers the lowest prices possible on their furnace repair and helping you get back to a warm comfortable home as soon as possible. The best time to get to know a furnace repair professional is well before your furnace breaks. To get to know us and learn more about who we are and what we do, give us a call today! We would love to know how we can be of service to you.