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Air Conditioners Versus Heat Pumps

February 15, 2024
Air Conditioners Versus Heat Pumps. Air conditioning unit outside a house.
Whoever named the heat pump was being modest. Not only do heat pumps generate heat, but they can also pump out cool air. What’s more, a new heat pump can cut your Utah energy costs by up to 50 percent when you make the switch from a furnace or baseboard heater, according to the US Department of Energy (DOE). Continue Reading

How Do I Know If I Have a Cracked Heat Exchanger?

January 15, 2024
close-up of a furnace pilot light.
Even though your furnace may look and seem fine, dangerous gases could leak into your Centerville home and seriously affect, even kill, your family members. If you suspect your heat exchanger is cracked, call Pond’s Plumbing Heating and Air Conditioning, and one of our specially-trained professionals will immediately assess your furnace’s situation. Continue Reading

How Do I Know When I Need a New Furnace?

December 14, 2022
Image of the inside of a furnace being worked on. How Do I Know When I Need a New Furnace?
Furnaces are not designed to last forever, so it’s helpful to know when you should be replacing it. But how exactly will you know when it’s time? Continue Reading

Heat Pump Versus Furnace

November 15, 2022
Image of someone pressing on a control panel attached to an HVAC unit. Heat Pump Versus Furnace.
Looking to install a new heater in your Bountiful home? Your two most popular choices are a heat pump and a furnace. Each one has advantages and disadvantages when compared to the other. Continue Reading

Why Is My Furnace Leaking Water?

December 14, 2021
Young couple in wellington boots on flooded floor because their furnace leaking
You just discovered there is a puddle of water on the floor in front of your furnace. What does this mean? Why would your furnace be leaking water?  Continue Reading

Schedule Your Annual Furnace Inspection Now

October 12, 2021
technician performing a furnace inspection in Centerville, UT
Even if you have not thought about your furnace for months—it is easy to overlook if it is stationed in the basement or hidden in a closet—fall is the perfect time to make sure the most important seasonal equipment in your home is ready for action. Continue Reading

What Are the Different Types of Furnaces?

November 13, 2020
panel on a furnace, What Are the Different Types of Furnaces? | Centerville, UT
If you happen to be in the market for a new furnace, you may be overwhelmed by the number of options available. Our professional team at Pond’s Plumbing, Heating & AC would like to make it a bit easier by providing some basics on the different types of furnaces on the market today. We hope this information can help you make the best decision for your family. Continue Reading

Is My Furnace Overheating?

February 10, 2020
Hot Thermometer
Just about any electrical appliance has the potential to overheat. Furnaces are no exception. As a homeowner, you need to take precautions to lower the risk of an overheated unit. You should also be wary of the associated symptoms, so you know when to take action. Remember, if your system gets too hot, you should… Continue Reading

Why Isn’t My Furnace Heating My Entire Home?

January 13, 2020
Man wrapped in red blanket, cold in his home.
If your furnace seems to be producing heating inconsistently around your North Salt Lake home to you, you’re not alone. Many homes have varied conditions from room to room causing spotty heating or cooling. On cold days, this can be a nuisance. For example, you may be confined to only a few rooms in your… Continue Reading

How Can I Save Money on My Heating Bill This Winter?

December 10, 2019
Photo of a boy and his parents making snow angels in the snow
Is your energy bill too high in the winter? Are you looking for ways to cut costs? There are a number of simple things you can do at home to save money. Some of them are bigger projects, but most are simple things you can do in your day-to-day life to help reduce your heat… Continue Reading

When Do I Know It’s Time to Buy a New Furnace?

November 5, 2019
Man feeling very cold at home with warm clothes
It’s easy to moan when you decide that a major appliance or home system needs replacing. After all, these are expensive investments and probably not your favorite way to spend your hard-earned money. Unfortunately, there’s often not a clear-cut message, short of an appliance completely breaking down, that definitively indicates it’s time to buy a… Continue Reading

Furnace Filters 101

October 11, 2019
example of Furnace filters
Your furnace filter is the unsung hero of your furnace. It quietly does its job without any fuss and allows the rest of the furnace to do its job. It’s not a complicated item, but there are some basics we at Pond’s Plumbing, Heating , and Air Conditioning think you should know to help it… Continue Reading

7 Furnace Maintenance Tips

September 14, 2019
Homeowner cleaning vent after following the 7 furnace maintenance tips
It’s understandable that maintenance tasks often fall by the wayside. Many North Salt Lake homeowners follow the mantra of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Everyone is busy and many seemingly more important priorities tend to creep up every month to consume time and money. Continue Reading

How Does My Gas Furnace Work?

December 12, 2018
Man works on furnace
Gas furnaces create heat by burning natural gas. This gas is usually methane combined with other carbon based gasses. The Ignitor The process starts with the ignitor. The ignition source for older furnaces is a pilot light, newer furnaces use an electronic starter. With a pilot light, the regulator supplies a very small bit of… Continue Reading

Furnace Fan Setting–On vs. Auto

October 3, 2018
On your thermostat, there’s a furnace-fan setting for either “On” or “Auto.” Which option is the best choice? There are devotees of both settings, each believing their setting is the optimum one to choose. But in reality, it’s more of a pros-and-cons type of situation. It really depends on which benefits are a priority for… Continue Reading