Heating systems are an important aspect of any home, especially those in and around Portland, OR. It is the epicenter of a homeowner's comfort level and plays an integral role in keeping you and your family safe during the winter. Unfortunately, like any mechanical appliance, there is going to be a time when the heating system needs repair. Usually, this happens at the most inconvenient time, which is why it’s important to know who to call when there are signs of impending breakdowns.
Sunset Heating & Cooling has been helping homeowners in the area since 1922. Not only can we address those emergency situations, like no heat in the middle of winter, but also we can help you be proactive about preventive maintenance. No matter what your heating needs, our expert heating service company is here to help.
We proudly offer the following heating and furnace services:
- Heater Repairs and Maintenance
- Heater Installation and Replacement
- Furnace Repairs and Maintenance
- Furnace Installation and Replacement
- Heat Pump Services
- Filter Replacement
- HVAC Zoning
- Ductless Mini Split Systems
- Water Heater Services
- Heat Pump Water Heaters
Want to be sure you’re ready for winter? Schedule a furnace tune-up with our pros today and enjoy the peace of mind and comfort you deserve in your home.
Signs You Need Heating Repairs
Heating repairs can be a nightmare for the homeowner. When waking up on a winter morning to a freezing house is not pleasant. In most cases, these emergency situations could have easily been prevented with some insight. Common warning signs that homeowners can easily detect include:
- Uneven or lack of heat coming from vents when the thermostat is up.
- Non-Working thermostats.
- Loud banging or metallic noises.
- Frequent cycling.
- Dust or soot coming from the vents.
- Strange odors.
- A pilot light that is not blue.
- Increased electric, gas, or fuel bills.
- Poor air quality or worse than normal breathing issues.
While these are only a small portion of potential problems, all of these are warning signs that your heating system could shutdown at an inconvenient moment. Because you rely on your heater or furnace for so much of your comfort, any change in performance should be easy to notice.
Benefits of Furnace Replacement
At some point, a homeowner may decide that it’s time to replace their existing heating system. This is usually after frequent repairs and increased energy bills. While both of these are good reasons to replace your system, there are other benefits of doing so.
- Fewer repairs
- More energy-efficient (lower energy costs!)
- Smart feature upgrades available allowing you to control your heating remotely
- Better air quality
- Extended warranties protect you if your system fails
- Customized comfort levels
- Newer heaters are often safer than older models, reducing the risk of fire and gas leaks
Our furnace contractors can help you find the right unit for your home based on the size and energy rating, and get it installed as quickly as possible. Our goal is stress-free and convenient service, and we do that with every call.
Choosing a Heating System for Your New Construction
When having a new home built or an addition added to your existing home, you will have the opportunity to choose the right heating system for your needs. There are many modern versions of heating systems, all of which have different features.
Whether you choose to stay with an oil-burning furnace, a gas-operated heat system, or a more modern heat pump, they will all require a professional for installation. Generally, you’ll want to consider things like budget, square footage, and infrastructure.
For example, if you’re looking to add heating to a home addition that does not have attic space for ductwork, then a ductless mini-split AC system or a heat pump could be the right option. Similarly, if you’re building a completely new home, opting for a larger, more energy-efficient furnace could help improve performance without sacrificing comfort.
No matter which model you choose for your new construction project, working with an experienced contractor is always the best way to maximize your budget and ensure everything is done to code.
Want to know more about heat pumps and how they work? Be sure to ask our technicians to see if they are the right option for your home!
Why Work With Us?
Since 1922, Sunset Heating & Cooling has been serving homeowners in and around the Portland, OR area. Whether you realize it or not, you depend on your heating system not only for your comfort but also for your safety. Whether it’s a gas heater or oil furnace, our technicians are available for all of your heating repairs and maintenance needs.