Tips for Maintaining Your Furnace

Homeowners in Portland can improve energy efficiency and save money on their heating costs this winter by scheduling a furnace service visit. HVAC technicians recommend scheduling an annual maintenance visit in the fall, before you need to turn your heat on for the first time. Watch this quick video to learn about the steps your HVAC technician will take to keep your family warm this winter.

The air filter in a furnace usually needs to be changed once per season. If you have pets, you may need to change it more frequently. The HVAC technician will also check the combustion area, and clean it out if necessary. An efficiency test can reveal how well your furnace is using the fuel it gets. Some of the newer models of furnaces can get up to 97% efficiency. If your furnace’s energy efficiency is poor, and your furnace’s lifespan is nearing its end, you might consider replacing it with a newer model.

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