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Furnace Repair & Replacement in Portland, OR

Conveniently Fix or Replace Your Furnace in Beaverton, Hillsboro, Scappoose & Across Washington County

Did you know that 60% of homes use furnaces as their central heating system? We do, and it’s our job to know this! It is why we offer comprehensive services for both gas and electric furnace systems in Portland, Tigard, Tualatin, Newberg, and beyond.

Today’s furnaces are the most efficient ever, and they can offer years of energy efficient comfort – but only when handled by trained experts. Furnaces, whether electric or gas, are very powerful systems, and poor installation or service can cause discomfort at the least or systemic, serious problems at the most. Let our NATE-certified pros help you with all of your furnace needs, including installation, repair, replacement, and annual maintenance. You’ll be glad you did!

When it’s time to get help for your gas or electric furnace, it’s time to call Western Heating & Cooling at (503) 303-0771!

Electric or Gas: Which Do I Choose?

With today’s gas and electric furnaces being very energy-efficient, some homeowners may have trouble deciding which type is best for their home. This is where our experts come in and help assess with you so that you can make the best decision.

Some reasons homeowners choose an electric furnace are that natural gas or other fuels are not readily available their homes, and others simply want to reduce their carbon footprint by using a heating system that does not require the use of a fossil fuel. For others, the very high AFUE rating, which can be as high as 100% with an electric furnace, is the main draw, while others appreciate the lower initial costs.

When it comes to a gas furnace, many homeowners already have gas piped into their homes for other appliances, so the choice is a natural one. Gas is the cleanest–burning fossil fuel and tends to be fairly priced, so these factors certainly are part of some people’s decision. Some of today’s gas furnaces have AFUE ratings as high as 98%, making them incredibly efficient, which also figures into a homeowner’s decision.

There are a number of factors to review when choosing a furnace for your home, and our Portland heater repair experts are here for every step of the way!

Common Signs You Need Furnace Repair

Whether you own a gas or electric furnace, there are some furnace areas that tend to see the highest incidence of repair:

  • Blower assembly: The heat generated by your gas or electric furnace is blown into your home’s living spaces by a large fan. This fan is powered by its own motor and has its own fan belt and safety switches, all of which make up what is known as the blower assembly. Should any part of the blower assembly malfunction, breakdown or suffer from significant wear, your furnace may not be able to heat your home properly.
  • Burner/heating element: Heat is generated in a gas furnace via the burner and in an electric furnace via the heating element. Different issues can affect these components. For instance, a burner may not light correctly if something is wrong with the ignition process or the burner itself is dirty or faulty. The heating element in an electric furnace is made of multiple, tightly wound coils that become red–hot when electrified. Sometimes, different sets of coils can malfunction, reducing the ability of the heating element to heat properly. Our NATE–certified pros can handle all of these kinds of issues and more.
  • Inconsistent heating - If you're experiencing inconsistencies in your furnace's output, first make sure you don't have any vents that are blocked by furniture. It could also be the result of ducts that need repair. Either way, our Portland furnace repair experts will get to the bottom of your inconsistent heating through a thorough inspection.
  • Poor indoor air quality - Especially old gas furnaces have a tendency to pump out dry heat as they age. Look out for an increase in wilting plants and irritated skin then give us a call to inspect your furnace
  • Rising utility bills - Regardless of if you have an electric furnace or a gas furnace, both will get less efficient as time goes on. If you're utility that powers your furnace has a bill that's skyrocketing, call in our furnace repair experts to get your unit back to 100%.
  • Foul smells- If your furnace smells bad after turning it on for the first time of the season, it's probably dust burning off, but if you have an gas unit and it's smelling like rotten eggs then you have a gas leak and should act accordingly.

How Often Should You Have Your Furnace Inspected?

In Portland, Oregon, it's recommended to have your furnace inspected and maintained once a year. This helps prevent breakdowns, improves energy efficiency, and ensures your furnace works well throughout the winter months. During the inspection, a professional technician will clean the furnace, check for issues, and perform basic maintenance tasks like replacing filters. Regular maintenance keeps your furnace running smoothly and prolongs its lifespan.

Electric Furnace

If you have an electric furnace or are looking to install a new one, you’ll need expert help. We are that expert help, are we are available to help you with all your electric furnace needs. Have an emergency? Just give us a call and we’ll send one of our certified technicians right away.

Gas Furnace

There are lots of tasks around your home that fall into the DIY category, but anything having to do with your gas furnace does not fall into this category. The good news is that the pros from Western Heating & Cooling can help you with all of your gas furnace needs in Portland, from installation and replacement to repair and maintenance.

No matter what you need, we are here to make it happen! Call our Portland furnace repair experts today at (503) 303-0771 to get started.

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