Skylake Heating and Air Blog: Archive for January, 2017

Steps to Take with a Damaged Furnace

Monday, January 30th, 2017

Heating__dreamstime_xl_27415728Winters in Park City, UT are cold, and your furnace (whether gas, electric or propane) becomes far more than a luxury when the temperatures start to fall. That can make homeowners understandably nervous when trouble starts to arise.  The more you know about the proper steps to take when something goes wrong with your heating system, the faster you can react when it runs into a problem.

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Gas or Electric: Which Furnace Fits Your Needs?

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Many homes in Sandy, UT use forced-air furnaces, which heat the air and then blow it through your home through your ducts. But furnaces are further subdivided into two general categories: gas furnaces, which use burners fed by natural gas to heat the air, and electric furnaces which use heated coils powered by your home’s electrical grid to do the same job.

Both types have benefits and drawbacks, which you should think about if you’re in the market for a new system. Which one fits your needs best? Only you can make that call, but it helps to understand a little bit about the different systems.

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3 Ways to Benefit from Your Furnace Warranty

Monday, January 9th, 2017

Every furnace and heating system starts with a warranty, designed to protect the buyer in the case of faulty or damaged components. The length of the warranty varies from product to product, but most last anywhere from 5 to 10 years. That can come as a huge relief, especially in cold climates when the heating system is needed on a daily basis in the winter. (In other words, climates just like the kind we have here in Park City, UT.) But you need to know how it works and the right steps to take in order to fully take advantage of your warranty. The results could end up saving you a great deal of money.

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Causes of Furnace Overheating

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

Most homes in the Sandy, UT area use gas furnaces to stay warm in the winter. They work quite well in our dry and cool environment, but like any appliance, they can run into trouble from time to time. Indeed, they can overheat, which may seem strange considering how cold it can get. Nevertheless, overheating is a common problem and it almost always requires a trained technician to properly address. The causes are varied, but usually boil down to one of the following issues:

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