You wouldn’t want to drive your car if it was making weird noises or odd smells, so why risk it with your furnace? Your furnace may be trying to tell you something is wrong, and it’s important to listen. Don’t let a costly breakdown happen to you at the worst possible time – trust the experienced furnace technicians at VanPort Mechanical & Fire Sprinkler for all of your furnace maintenance needs. We’ve been serving local homeowners and businesses since 1975.
To schedule furnace service in the Portland and Vancouver area, contact Vanport Mechanical and Fire Sprinkler today!
When is the Right Time for Furnace Service?
We recommend having your furnace inspected and serviced at least once a year. The ideal time is before cold weather sets in. It is better to head into the late fall and early winter months feeling confident that your heating system will keep you and your family warm.
Consider getting your furnace serviced if you notice any of these warning signs:
- Uneven or inadequate heating
- Higher than expected heating bills
- Unusual noises or smells
- Frequent on/off cycling
- Age of the furnace
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The Importance of Maintaining Your Gas Furnace
Estimates show that nearly 20% of all heater failures can be traced to poor or nonexistent maintenance practices. Your furnace has many different components that are constantly working for you. Over the course of a year, these components accumulate wear and tear, which can lead to the need for gas furnace repairs.
Check out our video below in which Damian from Vanport talks about maintaining your flame sensors and burners. These components are highly sensitive and two of the common causes of furnace failure. Fortunately, they can easily be prevented with professional maintenance.
How Does Furnace Maintenance Work?
Our technicians carefully check every component of your heating appliance to ensure there are no existing problems and look carefully for clues of potential future problems.
Here is a list of items we check:
- Monitor for dust and dirt and clean
- Ensure there are no gas leaks
- Check for proper thermostat operation
- Check electrical connections and components to spot loose wiring or corrosion
- Test system voltage
- Lubricate all moving parts
- Check and clear the condensate drain
- Check the “on” and “off” switch for smooth and accurate operation
Schedule Your Annual Maintenance Now
You depend on your furnace to keep you warm; your furnace depends on you to keep up with routine maintenance. Inspecting is more than checking the thermostat and changing the filter – and our professional furnace services will have your home ready for the upcoming cold season.
Here at Vanport Mechanical, we take our time and thoroughly check on the health of your heating system. You can increase efficiency and avoid serious breakdowns with an annual heater check-up.
Give us a call today to schedule yours!
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