Winter can be beautiful during light, picturesque snowfalls that leave snow-covered trees and mountain tops. But it can also be cold — very, very cold. That’s why it’s important to keep your house cozy and warm with a functioning heating system. Call Alta Air for heater and furnace repairs, maintenance, and replacements in Ogden, UT. Experience our top-of-line customer service!
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We provide complete heating services to Ogden, including:
- Furnace Repair
- Furnace Installation
- Heater Repair
- Heater Installation
- Heat Pump Services
- Smart Home Thermostats
- Ductwork Repair and Installation
- Commercial HVAC
Signs Your Furnace Needs To Be Repaired
The last thing you want to deal with in the middle of winter is a furnace that unexpected malfunctions. To avoid being left in the cold, it’s important to watch for symptoms that can indicate your unit needs repairs. This can allow you to service the unit before it totally breaks down:
- Short cycling: If the unit runs for less than three minutes before it shuts off. This can indicate a malfunctioning heat exchanger or an issue with your thermostat.
- Irregular flames: If you look at the burners in your unit, they should have relatively even rows of flames. They should not be uneven or lean toward the back. If they do, it could signal dirty burners, or it could be a more serious problem, like a cracked heat exchanger. This can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning and needs to be addressed right away.
- Unusual sounds: If your forced-air system starts to make rumbling, popping, or whistling noises when the unit is running it could indicate a number of problems.
- Cracked heat exchanger: If you experience frequent headaches or flu-like symptoms, it could be due to a cracked heat exchanger, which can lead to a carbon monoxide leak. This can lead to serious health issues and should be inspected by a professional immediately.
Common Furnace Problems
While it’s usually never ideal — or convenient — occasionally your furnace might experience issues that will require professional repairs. Some common problems your unit might encounter include:
- Lack of maintenance: Failing to schedule regular maintenance visits with our certified professionals can lead to a number of issues with your unit. To avoid this, have our technicians perform a tune-up at least once a year.
- Dirty or clogged filters: Dirty filters can cause your system to malfunction and lead to poor indoor air quality. You can reduce the strain on your unit by replacing your filters regularly, about every three months.
- Mechanical wear and tear: An aging system can develop more frequent issues and lose efficiency. If this happens you should consult our technicians to determine if it is more cost-effective to have the system replaced.
- Malfunctioning thermostat: If the temperature in your house does not match the setting on your thermostat, schedule an appointment with our experts to determine the cause of the issue.
- Inadequate airflow: Disrupted air flow can cause your unit to overheat.
- Carbon monoxide leak: One of the most serious issues with your unit is a carbon monoxide leak. If you notice the pilot light turn from blue to yellow, or an excessive amount of condensation on your windows, or you start to feel ill in any way, you need to immediately leave your property and call the professionals for help.
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What To Expect During a Heater Tune-Up
Our technicians recommend having your heater serviced at least once a year. During an annual tune-up, you can expect your experts to:
- Shut off the power: This will protect you and the technician.
- Check to see how the inner components are operating: This can give you peace of mind that your unit is operating correctly.
- Recommend the replacement of any worn-out parts or belts: This can help prevent parts from breaking later, requiring another service visit.