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Electric Furnace Services in Portland, OR

When you think of an electric furnace, your kneejerk reaction is probably that this type of system is not very energy efficient. However, significant strides have been made over the last decade to make electric furnaces very energy efficient, so they are an option you should consider when you need a heating system for your home in Portland. As with any heating system, expert installation and service is critical, and that’s where our pros come in. The NATE-certified experts from Western Heating & Cooling bring over 25 years’ worth of experience to every job, plus education that is updated every year. With this kind of experience, education and know-how, you can rest assured that your electric furnace system is always in good hands when you hire a Western Heating & Cooling pro to do the work!

When you need help with your electric furnace in Portland, OR, it’s time to call Western Heating & Cooling!

The Benefits of an Electric Furnace

There are a number of benefits owning and using an electric furnace can offer your home in Portland:

  • Clean energy – you won’t need any kind of fossil fuel for your electric furnace, so if using a clean kind of energy is important to your household, an electric furnace may be the right choice for you.
  • High AFUE rating – it isn’t unusual for an electric furnace to have an AFUE rating of 100% because electric furnaces do not lose any energy to combustion byproducts.
  • Lower initial costs – the initial costs of using an electric furnace can be quite a bit lower than that of a gas furnace.
  • Longer lifespan – the average lifespan of an electric furnace is 20–30 years, while the average lifespan of a gas furnace is 15 years.

Types of Repairs Electric Furnaces Experience

There are some overlapping repairs between gas and electric furnaces, but there are also repairs that are specific to electric furnaces. Here are a couple of repairs our technicians see specifically with electric furnaces:

  • Malfunctioning or broken heating element – the heating element in your electric furnace is comprised of multiple, tightly wound metal coils that are layered over each other. Over time, the coils and wiring can wear, resulting in some or all of the coils not heating. Sometimes the element can be fixed, but many times the element will need to be replaced in order to keep your furnace operational.
  • Issues with electrical sequencer – the electrical sequencer in your electric furnace turns one or more of the coils on and off in a sequence so that all the coils don’t heat at once and overwhelm the electrical circuit. A faulty sequencer can prevent your furnace from operating, so it will require replacement.

The pros at Western Heating & Cooling are here to help with all of your electric furnace needs in Portland – just give us a call!

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