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Winter is here, and that means it’s high time for furnace repairs around the country. At Whipple Plumbing, we’re proud to offer the highest quality furnace and HVAC services in Utah, and we can help with all your winter concerns.

What are some of the most common issues that homeowners will see with the furnace around this time of year, and how can you avoid them? Let’s take a look.

Basic Furnace Issues

There are several potential furnace issues, but some are more common than others. Here are some of the most frequent that we see:

  • Ignitors: Faulty ignitors can be caused by the buildup of dirt and grime due to lack of basic maintenance. Replacing ignitors costs between $300 and $400 in most cases.
  • Thermostat: A bad thermostat will prevent the home from heating properly due to its inability to call for heat when needed. Cost of replacement here will vary on the model you choose.
  • Flame sensors: These can cause fuel to burn improperly – not only is this inefficient, it’s dangerous to you and your family. Also, a faulty flame sensor can cause the furnace to shut down.
  • Motor: Replacing a furnace motor might require parts to be ordered, and can therefore be costly.

Emergency Furnace Issues

Furnace breakdowns can lead to emergency issues, but that’s not a problem if you come to Whipple. We answer our phones 24/7, including during the winter season. Some emergency issues can be fixed on the spot, while others might require components to be ordered or a full-on replacement.

Avoiding Furnace Repairs

The best way to avoid furnace repairs that can be costly? Have preventive maintenance performed annually by one of our technicians. We can catch performance issues and tune up any areas of concern before they fully break down and cause a system failure, costing you a pretty penny in the process.

For more on basic furnace considerations during the winter, or to find out about our furnace installation, repair or replacement services, speak to the pros at Whipple Plumbing today.

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