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 Experts, 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 setup and determine the best solution for you and your home. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our expert technicians.
We Service All Major Brands of Heating Systems
Why purchase your furnace from Black Diamond Electric, Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning?
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 furnace 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, the more heat you will get per unit of fuel.
There are different types of furnaces to consider when looking into high efficiency furnaces. More commonly used 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. These furnaces utilize the variable speed fan motor to move air at different rates to precisely control the flow of heated air throughout your home. Variable speed furnaces also are less noisy than older one speed motors as the fan slowly ramps up to speed so there isn’t a sudden “kicking on” sound, or sudden blast of air when it starts.
An even higher efficient furnace type is the modulating variable speed 2-stage furnace. These furnaces start 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. The furnace then automatically adjusts and modulates the gas flow with fan speed to keep the temperature steady.
Some common reasons for furnace maintenance or furnace repair include:
Dirty Filters | Pilot Control or Electric Ignition Problems | Problematic Thermostat | Furnace Not Heating At All | Furnace Not Heating Enough | Furnace Cycling Constantly | Continually Running Blower | Noisy Furnace
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 s below freezing.
Regular furnace cleanings are very important and are part of our Service Partner Plan. Learn about the importance of having your gas fired appliances (furnaces) 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 the furnace and then circulating throughout your home. Dirty filters are one of the main causes for furnace break downs. 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 Experts 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 Experts have the skills and training to fix any problem with your pilot or electric ignition.
Furnace 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.
Furnace 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 the furnace is not sufficient for the size of the home or office space.
Furnace 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 ratteling, squeking, 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.
Service Partner Plan
Regular furnace maintenance extends the life of your heating system. Call today to learn about the benefits of our Service Partner Plan which includes a yearly furnace tune-up.
Furnaces need regular maintenance to perform at their best. When furnaces are 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 avoid expensive repairs.
✓ Annual furnace tune-up
✓ Annual A/C tune-up
✓ Annual electrical inspection
✓ Annual plumbing inspection
✓ 10% discount on services
✓ Waived regular-hour dispatch fee
✓ Reduced emergency service fees
✓ Priority service
Why have your furnace cleaned?
The biggest reason for having furnaces properly maintained is to reduce repair costs, prevent from having to replace your furnace, and to keep you and your family safe this winter.
According to Angie’s List, “HVAC experts say an annual furnace 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 a furnace 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.”
According to 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 is happy to provide valuable furnace repairs, Black Diamond would rather see that you have a clean, safe, and efficiently operating heating system this winter. Call the heating experts at Black Diamond today!