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Furnace Installation

Serving Vancouver, WA | Clark County, WA | Longview, WA | Kalama, WA

Replacing and installing a new furnace is a big investment. At Vanport Mechanical, we do everything in our power to help you find the right furnace for your heating needs within your available budget. We follow this up with a professional installation that heats your home up in no time.

Furnace Replacement

Age and cost of repairs are the primary deciding factors on whether to repair your furnace or purchase a new furnace. If your current furnace is 12 to 15 years old and the cost of a repair will be more than one-third of the cost of replacement, it is better to go with a furnace upgrade. Your new unit will have improved energy-efficiency while providing the warmth your family deserves.

Furnace FAQ

A tripped circuit breaker or faulty thermostat may be reasons your furnace won’t turn on. If the furnace is getting power but not heating, it could be an issue with internal controls or a faulty component in the ignition system.

Check the fan setting at the thermostat, if the fan is set to “on” or “circulate” the fan will continue to run after the set temperature has been reached. Furnace not turning off could also be caused by a faulty sequencer or relay.

Most newer furnaces manufactured after about 2010 have an electronic ignition system instead of a standing pilot. So if you are looking for a pilot light and can’t find one, it’s likely that you don’t have one. Electronic ignition systems do fail. So if you are not seeing that blue light inside your furnace it’s possible one component of the ignition system has failed.

The most common reason for a furnace not heating is a fault with one of the components in the furnace’s ignition system, an igniter, dirty or broken flame sensor, dirty or cracked burners, or a gas valve failure.

You should have a professional check up at least once a year, typically before you need to use your heating.

The typical lifespan for a furnace is 15-20 years.

If your furnace goes unused for an extended period of time, like the whole spring or summer, dust and debris can accumulate on the heating elements. When you turn the heat on for the first time, the debris gets burned up by the heating elements in your furnace, and can emit an odor. If you have a gas furnace and you are smelling a gas smell near the furnace on startup, that’s normal. If you are smelling natural gas for an extended period of time, it’s likely you have a gas leak.

We recommend you keep your heat set for around 50° degrees if you are going to be gone for an extended period of time, you want to keep some heat for freeze protection, but remember when you get home the colder it is inside the longer it will take to warm up, expect a temperature rise of about 3 degrees per hour.

Heat Pump FAQ

A heat pump is part of a heating and cooling system. Installed outside the home, just like an AC, a heat pump has the ability to both heat & cool your home. An indoor unit is still required with a heat pump in order to move the air throughout the home. Heat pumps are more energy efficient than electric furnaces alone.

A heat pump is part of a heating and cooling system. Installed outside the home, just like an AC, a heat pump has the ability to both heat & cool your home. An indoor unit is still required with a heat pump in order to move the air throughout the home. Heat pumps are more energy efficient than electric furnaces alone.

Thermostats

A smart thermostat can work in any home.

Honeywell T10 Pro series smart thermostat will work with non communicating equipment, it’s easy to install and easier to use, it also integrates with Amazon’s Alexa & Google. The ecobee thermostat also works well with all equipment, it’s compatible with google, Amazon Alexa, & Apple home kits.

Gas Furnaces vs Electric Furnaces

Determining whether a gas furnace or electric furnace is right for you? There are a variety of differences between the two. The cost of a gas model is usually higher and the installation process more complicated. An electric furnace is cheaper but requires more maintenance and expensive fixes. Electric is the only option if there are no gas lines and you do not want to incur the costs of adding lines. Both gas and electric furnaces have their distinct advantages. You can find high efficiency furnace options using either energy source that will save you money during periods of heavy use. A few benefits of a gas furnace are

  • Better, overall heat distribution
  • Faster heating with extreme low temperatures
  • 2 to 3 times cheaper than electric heating
  • Less costly repair

A few advantages of an electric furnace are

  • Lower initial furnace unit cost
  • Consistent temperature control
  • Zero carbon monoxide worry

Furnace Installation Services

An electric unit can get installed and considered within a day. A gas unit takes quite a bit longer. It is a complicated process that might require adding or changing existing gas lines. A gas unit should be fully operational within a few days of start. Our technicians will make sure it is running smoothly at the end of the job. 

Contact us at Vanport Mechanicals anytime, day or night for all of your furnace questions. We have NATE, EPA, and HVAC Electrical Certified technicians available 24/7 to assist all of the Vancouver WA area.

Furnace Installation in Vancouver WA

Serving The Greater Vancouver WA and Clark County WA Areas

Longview | Kelso | Kalama | Battle Ground | Hockinson | Washougal | Camas | Salmon Creek | La Center | Orchards | Mill Plain | Brush Prairie | Woodland | Ridgefield | Cascade Park | Hazel Dell | Felida | Yacolt | Portland OR | Beaverton

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