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Even NOW is a Great Time for Furnace Maintenance

When temperatures begin to drop outside and the leaves begin to turn, it is check up time for your furnace. Now that we are in the middle of the winter you still can take advantage of a furnace tune-up. Getting your furnace ready for the long winter ahead can save money and prevent costly repairs needed on a cold winter day, when you really need the heat instead of a large repair bill. AAA Heating and Cooling has been proudly servicing the HVAC upgrades, service, repair and duct clean needs of the greater Portland Metro area for over 50 years.

Scheduling an appointment for furnace cleaning and maintenance is smart. AAA Heating and Cooling offers a discount package at this time of year. It is also wise to have your ducts cleaned. Ducts and vents are an important part of your heating system. If there are leaks, warm air escapes, providing less heat for comfort and causes the furnace to run longer. Duct testing and sealing is also offered by AAA Heating and Cooling Inc. Sealing leaks will eliminate or minimize the air that escapes and provide a more energy efficient system that does not have to over compensate for lost heat. Duct cleaning also means that the air you breathe will be cleaner. You may also want to take advantage of and request a quick and inexpensive service to test the air quality in your home for allergens, mold and toxic substances as many illnesses are related to and(or) caused by airborne agents.

Who should you hire for furnace maintenance? It is always a good idea to ask friends, family or neighbors who they hire to do the job for them. Word of mouth is the best advertisement and if a company has a good reputation, you will hear about it, as well as the bad. Consider how long the company has been in business. You may even want to check with the Better Business Bureau or an association of local heating and air businesses. Doing your research will be a worthy investment and the company you hire for the service may even pass a long a discount to you for referrals in the future. You will also be assured that the service you receive is quality maintenance. Also, check to see if the company offers a money back guarantee or return service if not satisfied. Additional tip – if you see the company name listed as a top online search engine response for your area and the company does not have negative feedback, be confident that you have probably found a highly reliable and established company.

Wondering what takes place when furnace maintenance is done? Switches, valves and burners are first on the list to check, making sure they are running properly and whether they may need replacement. Testing air flow and ignition, along with changing filters and checking run cycle is included in a comprehensive check of the overall system. How much time will the furnace maintenance take? Generally, less than an hour and a half, depending on whether replacements or repairs are needed.

After the maintenance is done and the even cooler temperatures of later fall and winter set in, you are ready to turn on the furnace and relax in comfort, knowing that your furnace is well prepared to work for you and will do the job until spring comes again.