Heater repair never comes at a convenient time. It will typically occur in the middle of the night or during the coldest part of the year. To avoid these surprise breakdowns, it’s important to have your heater maintained annually to keep it in good working order. At Sunset Heating & Cooling, we can help with either situation. As your reliable Portland, OR central heating service company, we offer quality heater repairs as well as tune-ups and maintenance, ensuring every aspect of your heating system is cared for.
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Signs You Need Heater Repair
To avoid waking up to a freezing cold house during the cold northwest winters, it is essential to have a basic understanding of your heater. More specifically, an understanding of what your heater will do when it’s in trouble. Every heater will give some signs of distress before it completely breaks down. Keeping a watchful eye for these telltale warning signals can give you the time to call a professional for help before it's too late.
- There is no heat coming from your vents when the thermostat is turned up.
- Your heating cycles more often than normal.
- Odd noises such as banging or grating coming from your system.
- The pilot light is not blue. A green or yellow pilot light is a sign of trouble.
- A spike in your energy costs is also a telltale sign. If your system is working harder to heat your home, it will consume more fuel.
- The thermostat is not responding.
- The air quality in the house is poor, or you notice soot or excess dust around the vents.
- A burning or gas smell throughout the house.
At the first sign of trouble, always call for heater repair services from our pros. We take the time to troubleshoot and diagnose your issues, ensuring we fix the problem the first time we come to your home.
The Benefits of Heater Maintenance
Reducing the risk of inopportune heater breakdowns can save homeowners time, money, and stress. The best way to reduce the risk is to get regular central heating system tune-ups.
Though you should also consult your owner's manual, generally heater maintenance is recommended at least once a year. It can be more, however, if you use the heater in your Portland, OR home more often.
There are several benefits of having maintenance performed on your system annually including:
- Fewer repairs
- Better air quality
- Lower energy costs
- More consistent heating
- Longer lifespan of the system
- Can keep your manufacturer's warranty valid
- Peace of mind that your system is running smoothly and safely.
A simple way to avoid forgetting is to have a service scheduled annually. With our ongoing maintenance plans, we’ll keep up with your routine care even if you forget. This includes an inspection, minor repairs, and adjustments as needed, along with filter replacements.
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The Importance of Working With a Professional
While there are several things homeowners can do to keep their heater running smoothly, some things should be left to a certified technician. Not only are the experts equipped with the tools and parts that are needed, but they can also spot issues or potential safety hazards before they become an emergency. At Sunset Heating & Cooling, we’ve been working with heaters since 1922. Whether it’s an emergency fix or a heater tune-up before the winter months, we’re the trusted heating contractors ready to help.