At Gresham Heating and Air Conditioning, our business is built on providing fast, efficient, reliable, and cost-effective heating and cooling solutions to every customer. We work with some of the most reliable brands and are a Ruud Pro Partner, which means we're held to a higher standard and must maintain a 5-star customer rating. The result is you get the highest quality service and the most reliable products.
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Prepare Your Heater for Winter with our Heating Maintenance Service
Many Portland homeowners maintain strict maintenance schedules to keep their homes clean and their yards looking sharp. However, many overlook the importance of heating maintenance and pay for it once winter arrives.
If you've never thought about it before, here are a few things to consider to ensure your heater or furnace is ready to fight once Old Man Winter arrives.
Why Heating Maintenance is Crucial
Decrease Dirt & Debris
Homeowners don't consider the amount of dust and debris the average furnace or heater collects when running.
If you don't clean your furnace out regularly, you risk spreading the dirt around your house, containing germs and viruses, putting your family's health at risk of allergic reactions and other upper respiratory problems.
Also, a dirty furnace or heater reduces the overall quality of your indoor air, and spreading dust throughout makes your job of cleaning that much more difficult.
Another reason to add your heater or furnace to your maintenance schedule is to keep it running efficiently. Although your heater works only a few months out of the year, depending on how cold it gets, the system can undergo a significant workload in a short amount of time. Working hard day and night to keep your home comfortable causes wear and tear, and over time, the system loses efficiency.
You Avoid System Failure
By keeping your heater well maintained, you can find minor issues and repair them before they grow into something that causes the system to fail.
When your system loses efficiency, it works harder to do its job, adding to the wear and tear, leading to its premature failure.
It Improves Air Quality
Because your furnace circulates air throughout the house, that air must be as clean as possible for your family's health. Over time, heaters and furnaces accumulate dust and debris, which is spread throughout the house. With proper maintenance, your system remains clean, and your air quality is as good as it can be.
For expert heating maintenance, call Gresham Heating and Air Conditioning to schedule an appointment.
Signs You Need Furnace Replacement
Your furnace is one of the most expensive appliances in your home, and it's natural to want it to last as long as possible before you replace it. However, eventually, the system wears out.
Here are the most common signs it may be time to upgrade to a new furnace.
The average furnace lifespan is between 12 and 15 years, so once your system approaches the end of its life, it's time to think about replacing it.
If you find you're repairing your HVAC system every year, it usually makes more financial sense to put that money towards a newer, more reliable system.
Rising Energy Bills
Your heater or furnace is one of the largest energy consumers in your house, and when it's not running efficiently, you'll see your heating bills rise. Depending on the system's age, it might be better to purchase a new heater that's more efficient instead of throwing money into a heater that's past its prime.
Do you notice an inconsistency in warmth between rooms? If your system can't evenly heat the house, it could be various issues causing the problem. Sometimes, your family has outgrown the heater's capacity, and the only way to solve the problem is with a new, more robust system.
If you think it's time for furnace replacement, contact the experienced professionals at Gresham Heating and Air Conditioning for a consultation.
Check out our service areas to find out if we're operating in your neighborhood.
Our Furnace Repair Service
Purchasing a new heater is often a challenge between finding the right heater for your home and correctly installing it. Installing the wrong sized system for your home can be a disaster you'll have to live with for years.
At Gresham Heating and Air Conditioning, we have decades' worth of experience helping first-timers and long-standing homeowners get the right furnace installed to keep them comfortable year after year.
Countless homeowners choose us because we:
- Provide long-lasting and cost-effective heating solutions
- Are a local, family-owned, and operated company
- Have experienced, courteous professionals
- Are a Ruud Pro Partner
- Offer financing plans to make lighten the load on your finances