When there is an emergency with your heating system, it can be very stressful for the homeowner; especially during the winter months. Spotting problems, and having routine maintenance performed can eliminate all of the stress and allow you to be comfortable in your home. At Sunset Heating & Cooling, we’ve been helping homeowners in the Beaverton, OR area since 1992. Whether it’s a furnace that’s producing cold air or a heater that won’t turn on, you can count on our heating service company for help!
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Signs Your Heating System Needs Repair
There is nothing worse than waking up on a cold night to find your heater is not working. Having emergency service performed can also be very costly. For this reason and several others, it’s a good idea to know what signs point to heater trouble.
Below, we have listed the most common signs that your heating system is in trouble and should be inspected:
- Your system is not working at all.
- The heat is only slightly warm or patchy throughout the house.
- There are loud or strange sounds coming from the system.
- The thermostat is not responding or malfunctioning.
- The air quality in the house is poor.
- Your energy bills have risen.
If your furnace is showing signs that is needs repair, now is the time to call a licensed heating contractor for help. Our repair experts are available to assist you in the Beaverton, OR area.
The Importance of Heating Maintenance
Thankfully, there is a way to eliminate the risk of most of the problems above. Annual tune-up is proven to greatly reduce the number of repairs your electric, gas or oil heating system will need throughout the winter months.
Maintenance can also extend the lifespan of your system, help keep your energy costs low, and keep the unit from consuming too much energy. A few other benefits include better air quality, less dust throughout the house, and a better comfort level from your heater.
An often overlooked benefit comes for your warranty; if it’s still in effect. Many manufacturer's warranties require routine tune-up to be performed in order to keep the warranty active. This can be a pretty sizeable benefit if there was ever a manufacturer error.
Our top-quality maintenance plans will ensure your system receives the care it needs to continue running smoothly through the winter season.
The Benefits of Replacing Your Heating System
Even with the best care and the most diligent maintenance plan, at some point, your gas or electric heating system will have to be replaced. If the system was well taken care of, it will usually be due to the age of the system which generally lasts anywhere from 15 to 20 years.
On a positive note, there are many benefits to replacing your central heating system. Many modern models have features that were not available even 10 years ago. Here are the top benefits when replacing your system:
- Modern models are more eco-friendly, energy-efficient with a smaller carbon footprint.
- Replacing your system can reduce your energy costs.
- The comfort level in your home increases as the heating system is more powerful.
- Your air quality is improved.
- Better warranties.
- Fewer repairs are needed.
There are several other benefits including more modern ways to heat your homes such as heat pumps, and split systems. Both of these are more energy and cost-efficient ways to heat your home. There are also several smart features available, and air filtration options.