Since 1992, Gresham Heating and Air Conditioning have been the area’s most trusted heating repair company. Why? Because our business was built on the foundation of providing the most reliable, cost-effective heating and AC solutions for our customers. And because we’re a local, family-owned and operated company, you get a level of customer service you can’t get from the big chain companies.
Whether you need a heater tune up or a new furnace installation, contact us and find out what a difference working with a local company makes.
How can we help you? Contact us today to find out.
Signs You Need Furnace Replacement
Your furnace is one of the most expensive appliances in your home. While it’s natural to want to keep your system running as long as possible, eventually, replacement is inevitable.
Not every furnace problem means you have to run out and purchase a new system, but here are the most common signs that furnace replacement is on the horizon.
The average heater or furnace lasts between 10 and 15 years, and once your system’s age reaches the double digits, it’s wise to start planning on a replacement strategy.
If you see signs of rust on the outside of your furnace, there’s a good chance there’s rust inside as well. Once rust sets in, it’s nearly impossible to stop, and it affects the mechanical parts, reducing the system’s efficiency.
HVAC repairs and upkeep are one of the most expensive aspects of owning these systems. When you notice you’re repairing your furnace more frequently, it usually makes more financial sense to replace the system instead of continuing to invest in one that’s past its prime.
Rising Energy Bills
Your energy bill is a good indicator on how healthy your furnace is. If you’ve not changed your usagee, but notice your heating bills continuing to rise, it means the system is losing efficiency, which is common as these systems age. Sometimes, a heater tune up fixes this problem, while in other instances, replacement is the only option.
If you notice uneven heat between the rooms in your home, it could be a number of issues causing the problem. Sometimes, the furnace installed was the wrong size to begin with and can’t do its job. In other cases, wear and tear has taken its toll and the system needs to be replaced.
If you notice any of these or other odd furnace problems, call Gresham Heating and Air Conditioning and let one of our highly trained experts inspect your system and recommend the best course of action to fix it.
Benefits of Annual Heating Maintenance
Many people put off heater maintenance or forego it altogether, thinking it’s not worth the expense.
However, if you’re not convinced annual heater maintenance is a good investment, here are a few benefits to consider.
When you neglect your heating system, it must work harder every year to provide you with the same comfort as before, which costs you more money. With routine maintenance, a professional HVAC technician performs various tune-ups including:
- Tightening loose wires and connections
- Lubricating moving parts
- Cleaning or changing the air filter
- Ensuring the airflow isn’t impeded
- Inspecting the ductwork for obstructions
- Testing the system controls
- Calibrating the thermostat
These and the other tasks performed contribute to your heater operating at maximum efficiency, which improves your comfort and can lower your monthly energy bills.
If your heater is malfunctioning or you have leaks in your ductwork, it prevents your system from providing you with the desired temperature you set on your thermostat. If you’re constantly adjusting the thermostat to get the right temperature, a tune-up may be the solution.
Improves Air Quality
Your HVAC system moves air throughout your house. If your system or the ducts are dirty, you’re spreading germs, pet dander, mold, and bacteria to every room in your home. Besides creating more dust for you to clean, these impurities can trigger allergies and respiratory problems for susceptible family members.
Increases System Lifespan
Keeping your heater clean and in good repair is the best way to reduce the stress on the system. The less wear and tear, the longer the equipment will last.
Contact us today to find out how affordable our heater tune up and maintenance services are and how they can improve your indoor comfort.
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Why People Trust Gresham Heating and Air Conditioning
There’s no shortage of HVAC contractors in Multnomah County to choose from when you need heating maintenance or a new furnace installation.
However, residents and businesses choose us as their preferred HVAC contractor for various reasons, including:
- We’re family-owned and operated
- We’ve served the residents of Multnomah County since 1992 with high-quality HVAC repair and outstanding customer service
- We’re a Ruud Pro Partner, which means we’re held to a higher standard than other HVAC contractors
- We offer free estimates and upfront pricing
- We provide emergency repair service during our normal business hours
- We’re a trade ally of Energy Trust of Oregon