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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…

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Video – Why Does My Furnace Smell Like Gas When I Turn it ON?

October 31, 2019
woman concerned with furnace smells

You turn on your furnace, and you smell gas. What should you do? First assess what the smell most likely is, and you may not need to call anyone. Of course, if you’re still nervous because you just don’t know, turn off your furnace and give one of our highly trained technicians a call at…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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Furnace Fan Setting–On vs. Auto

October 3, 2018
furnace

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…

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