How the Utah Climate Affects Furnace Repair

Heber Valley MechanicalFurnace Repair, Park City Furnace Repair

We might be a little biased, but we believe the climate in Utah is one of its biggest selling points as a great place to live. Warm and beautiful summers that rarely break into the hundreds, cold winters that make the most of the mountains and the skiing landscape, spring and fall seasons awash with color—there are few places in the world with so many varied seasons as our own Park City.

Unfortunately, while the weather is great for those who want to experience all the great seasons Mother Nature has to offer, it’s not always the best for maintaining a comfortable temperature inside your home. Furnace repair in Heber and Park City comes with its own challenges unique to the area, which is why specialists like us are perfect for the job.

Hot Hots, Cold Colds

In the winter months, your Utah furnace probably gets plenty of wear and tear. In the summer months, you probably forget it exists at all. That’s why you should always take a seasonal approach to your furnace maintenance.

  • In the winter, you want to check and/or change the filter every month. You also want to pay close attention to things like thermostat regulation and whether or not there is a sooty buildup around the system.
  • Springtime is when most experts recommend you start getting your cooling system ready for use. If you have an air conditioning repair company out, have them summarize your furnace at the same time.
  • Ideally, any necessary furnace repairs will take place during the summer. Because this isn’t the high-demand season, you can get discounts and ensure you don’t have a long wait.
  • A final checkup in fall is a great way to ensure you’ll stay warm all winter long. Expect longer waits, though, since this is a busy season for the area.

Be sure and ask about seasonal discounts and furnace options to get the most out of your investment.

Common Cold Weather Problems

Furnaces almost always act up the most during the frigid Utah winters, in large part because of how often they are kept running. Some of the more common problems we see include:

  • Thermostat issues
  • Drafts or insulation problems inside your home itself, which lead to furnace overuse
  • Leaks in the system that can contribute to increased carbon monoxide in your home
  • Air flow problems either in the blower or your home’s ducts
  • Ignition and pilot light issues

Any and all of these can occur either pre-season or mid-season, so we encourage you to pay close attention to how well your home is heating at all times. A furnace that gets as much use as those in Park City and Heber are likely to wear out faster than ones in warmer climates, so vigilance will always be the best way to keep your family warm and comfortable this winter.