At Black Diamond Experts, we install, service, and maintain heating and air systems for residential and commercial customers throughout St George, Utah and surrounding areas.
Your furnace is an essential part of having a comfortable home. When your furnace fails to start or you are needing a replacement give us a call. Our expert heating technicians can quickly troubleshoot the situation and provide you with an up-front cost evaluation. If you are ready for a new furnace we can also help determine the best solution for your home. Call us today to schedule an appointment with one of our expert technicians.
Servicing St. George & Surrounding Areas
We Service All Major Brand of Heating Systems
Why You Should Purchase Your New Furnace From Black Diamond Experts
Our company strives for excellent customer service, fairness in price, quality in workmanship, and we provide a service guarantee that no other company can meet. We stand behind our services. Should any trouble arise with work performed by us, just give us a call. We will make the situation right.
No “padding your bill”. Our technicians DO NOT work on commission. So you can rest assured that our HVAC technicians are not trying to sell you something you don’t need or add unnecessary work.
Payment options are available for those who qualify–should extra help be needed.
Our HVAC technicians are very knowledgeable in their trade. They have a lot of experience maintaining and installing HVAC systems. When you schedule an appointment with one of our experts they will be able to help you determine the best option for your home setup.
They are skilled and highly trained to install and maintain furnaces. Our technicians can evaluate your current setup and help determine which furnace would be best for your home.
Consider Which Furnace Gives You the Best AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency).
The higher the AFUE value the more efficient your furnace is. AFUE is a measure for how efficient your furnace is at converting fuel to heat.
Of the different types of furnaces to consider, the more common are the variable speed 2-stage and modulating variable speed 2-stage models.
Variable speed furnaces are efficient in design and quieter than older one-speed models. This type of furnace has a variable speed motor that moves the warmed air at different rates so your home’s temperature can stay steady. Because of the variable speed motor you’ll not hear the familiar noisy “kicking on” sound or experience the sudden blast of air when it first starts. Instead, the variable speed furnace operates quietly and efficiently.
Modulating variable speed 2-stage furnaces are even more efficient than variable speed models. A modulating variable speed 2-stage furnace starts with the gas valve fully opened and the fan blower at 0% speed. As the blower fan increases in speed, the gas valve reduces the flow of gas to the burners. The furnace automatically adjusts and regulates the gas flow and fan speed in order to keep the temperature steady.
Lack of Maintenance
A lack of maintenance is often the cause for furnaces to fail or malfunction. Furnace manufacturers recommend having your furnace tuned-up at least once per season. Lack of maintenance leads to costly breakdowns when you need heat the most. Other common issues that can arise because of furnace neglect include clogged filters, carbon monoxide leaks, and components malfunctioning.
One of the leading causes of furnace malfunctions is a dirty air filter. According to Energy Star, a U.S. Environment Protection Agency, furnace filters should be changed at a minimum of every 3 months. Furnace filters prevent particles like dust, pollen, and other debris floating in the air from entering your HVAC system and circulating throughout your home. A clogged filter can cause your furnace to overheat, likewise a dirty filter can result in reduced air flow which causes your furnace to work harder which raises your energy bill. If you are unfamiliar with your furnace or don’t know how to change your air filter, a furnace tune-up from Black Diamond Heating and Air is a great option. A new standard filter change is included with our 21 point signature tune-up.
Pilot Control or Electric Ignition Problems
Furnaces are lit by either an electronic ignition or a standing pilot light. If your furnace fails to light and you are unfamiliar with troubleshooting safely, give us a call. Gas furnaces combined with flame can be an explosive combination if not handled correctly. Our experts at Black Diamond are trained to fix any problem with your pilot or electric ignition.
Not Heating At All
If your furnace is not producing heat, this could be due to a faulty pilot or electric ignition, a thermostat setting, lack of power to the furnace, or problem with the gas line. There are many possibilities for why a furnace won’t produce heat, our HVAC technicians are expert troubleshooters and will be able to identify the source of the problem should you have a no-heat situation.
Not Heating Enough
The two main reasons for insufficient heat is as a result of a dirty air filter or because the furnace is not sufficient for the size of the home or office space.
Powering On and Off Constantly
If you notice that your furnace is constantly cycling on and off, it could be a sign of a dirty or clogged air filter, a problem with a thermostat setting, or even an issue due to poor home insulation.
Continually Running Blower
The first thing to check for a continually running blower, or a blower that won’t shut off is “manual FAN ON” setting on the thermostat. Verify that setting is not active. Also on the thermostat verify that the FAN switch is set to AUTO and not ON. If neither of those settings resolve the issue, there could be a problem with the limiter switch, a technician may need to replace that component.
Continually Running Blower
Anytime your furnace produces unfamiliar noises, such as rattling, rumbling, squeaking, or other strange sounds, your furnace needs attention. These situations are best left to an expert to diagnose, but they could signal an air flow problem, mechanical issue, or even an issue with a burner.
Why Have Your Furnace Tuned-Up?
Having your furnace tuned-up is part of the process of ensuring its longevity, avoiding furnace malfunctions, and ensuring that you and your family stay safe and warm during the cooler months. Just like with a car, if left unserviced, things break and the repairs can add up.
When left unserviced you leave yourself open to the dangers of carbon monoxide, which is a common problem with older neglected furnaces. Carbon monoxide leaks are difficult to detect unless you have a CO detector. Carbon monoxide is a gas that is colorless, odorless and tasteless. Carbon monoxide can lead to headaches, dizziness, nausea, and even death.
A furnace tune-up also ensures that your furnace is running optimally. When your furnace is working correctly you’ll get the most energy efficiency which equates to money saved on your energy bill.
In our experience, many of the furnaces we have serviced would have benefited from routine maintenance. While we are happy to provide furnace repairs, we would rather have you call us before problems occur so that we can prevent them before they happen.