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Why Is My Furnace Clicking: 3 Common Furnace Concerns


A furnace is easy to forget about until it starts acting up. Sometimes the solution is simple: a quick adjustment or trip to the home improvement store. Other issues, however, require intervention from a Portland furnace repair professional. By recognizing what you can fix on your own and what requires expert attention, you’ll maximize your […]

3 Thermostat Myths You Need to Stop Believing


A thermostat has a big job. As a closed loop control device, it senses the temperature in your home to maintain it at the set-point you indicate. To do this, it measures the thermal expansion within the unit and switches heating and cooling equipment off or on. The small device has a large role in […]

How Your Furnace Humidifier Actually Works (and Why You Should Have One)


During the cold, wet months of the year, installing a furnace humidifier in your home might seem unnecessary. When you heat your home with a furnace, it distributes warm dry air, which can lead to dry lips, chapped skin, scratchy throats and other uncomfortable symptoms. By knowing how a furnace humidifier works and its benefits, […]

5 Things Homeowners Need to Know Before Buying a Furnace


When a furnace is in its last days, homeowners sometimes feel stressed about having to make some tough decisions quickly. After all, a new furnace is a big investment in your home and your family’s comfort. In addition to important details regarding upfront costs, warranties, fuel sources and the furnace’s size, there are other factors […]

Home Heating Tips to Help You Give Your Furnace a Break


Heating your home during the winter accounts for nearly 20 percent of the energy that you use. Depending on your home’s building envelop, as well as your heating practices, the amount of energy that your furnace consumes could be greater. By making simple changes to your home and habits, you’ll shrink your home heating bills […]

Heat Pump Maintenance 101: What’s Included in My Service?


If you believe in Murphy’s Law, an ignored heat pump will fail during the worst time of year, in the dead of winter. With the upcoming holidays, this is the last thing you want, especially since the winter is one of the busiest times of year for HVAC technicians. The best solution is preventive HVAC […]

The History Behind Home Heating Systems

One of the most basic human needs is warmth. Without it, bodies cannot thrive. Thanks to advances in technology and home heating systems, achieving comfortable temperatures is as simple as flipping a switch. Ancient civilizations didn’t have it as simple. For those who migrated to the world’s cooler regions, the sun did not provide enough […]

Furnace Maintenance – Repair or Replace?


With the right furnace maintenance and care, a heating system can last decades. Manufacturers, however, recommend that you replace them every 15 to 20 years because new furnaces are more reliable and provide energy savings that make them worth the cost. When you have an older furnace or one that seems to need frequent repairs, […]

Winter is Coming – Is Your Furnace Ready? [Infographic]


As a homeowner, the last thing you want is for your furnace to fail when you need it most. Don’t wait until the last minute to perform repairs on the unit. In the United States, consumers spend on average $335 each time they need to repair their furnace after it breaks down – and most […]

Protect Your HVAC System from Winter Elements


The worst time of year for your heating system to go on the fritz is the winter. Just as wind, snow, and ice cause long and short term damage to your home, the same could cause costly damage to an HVAC unit. Portland residents who take the simple yet necessary steps to protect and maintain […]