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Portland Furnace Repair

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At Roth Heating & Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical, we strive to make our customers happy. Our first priority is making sure your needs are met, and that we've fully addressed any and all concerns you might have about your malfunctioning furnace. For more than four decades, we've proudly served the Portland community, and we're dedicated to continuing that legacy. If your furnace needs professional attention and long-lasting repairs, our team is fully equipped to assist.

We help clients in Lake Oswego, Wilsonville, West Linn, Sherwood and throughout the greater Portland area. Call (503) 994-9924 now.

Reasons Your Furnace May Need Repairs

As reliable as the average furnace might be, it can and will run into problems, just like any other piece of equipment in your home. What type of problem occurs, though, is another question altogether. There are a lot of things that can go wrong and parts that can become defective.

A quick list of reasons why furnaces need repairs:

  • Ball bearing damage
  • Dirty or clogged air filter
  • Heat exchanger damage
  • Ignition system failure
  • Improper airflow in ductwork
  • Limit switch malfunction
  • Misaligned blower belt
  • Thermostat glitches

The good news is our team of Portland furnace repair experts from Roth Heating & Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical can handle all of these problems and more! Our team is well-versed in all types, makes, and models of furnaces, too. Basically, if you need furnace repairs, you can trust us to get it done on time, at a good price, and while always showing you the utmost professional courtesy.

Why is My Furnace Making Noise?

Furnaces can make a variety of sounds; some are perfectly normal, and some may indicate that there is a problem that needs to be addressed. Some of the sounds you hear may be buzzing, humming, grinding, squealing or rattling. While hearing a noise may not necessarily mean there is a problem, you need to know what to be aware of so that you can decide whether to tackle the problem yourself or bring in a professional.

  • Rumbling – If your furnace rumbles after shutting down and it is an oil-burning hot water model, it could be that there is oil in the combustion chamber that has not burned. This is dangerous and could potentially produce carbon monoxide.
  • Buzzing – Some furnaces buzz after they shut off, which is pretty common. This may be taken care of by tightening the mounting of the transformer.
  • Squealing – Typically, a squealing noise from a forced-air furnace indicates that the belt connecting the motor to the fan is slipping. Belts wear out and yours may simply need to be replaced.
  • Rattling – This may be solved by simply screwing the cover panels on tight. Rattling may also be caused by a crack in the heat exchanger; in this case, your unit should be checked at once due to the possibility of carbon monoxide coming through the ductwork.
  • Whining – This sound could indicate an air leak. If you hear a whining sound coming from near where your furnace is located, switch the furnace off and leave the blower only running. If the whining continues, remove the lower panel from the furnace and trip the power switch that runs the blower to see if the whining ceases.

Signs Your Furnace Needs to Be Replaced

Plenty of Oregon residents have switched out their old furnaces with new, high-efficiency furnaces. But when your system acts up or breaks down, how do you know if it’s time for repairs, replacement parts, or to invest in something new? Roth has a few tips to help identify symptoms of furnaces on their last legs and information on new high-efficiency furnaces.

The U.S. Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Agency runs Energy Star, a program helping homeowners increase energy efficiency while reducing their impact on the environment. Energy Star suggests considering a new furnace if your current unit is 15 years or older. Most systems last longer when properly cared for, another reason to keep up with maintenance.

Other than age, some signs of a failing furnace include:

  • Heating bills that have skyrocketed.
  • Rooms that are too hot or cold, indicating improper insulation, poor duct performance or failing equipment.
  • Too much or too little humidity. Excess moisture is a sign of improper air circulation or leaky ductwork, and mold can become a health and structural hazard.
  • Too much dust. Dust in your furnace or ductwork signifies an unbalanced system. It also gets circulated into the airflow, building up on furniture and causing allergies and health issues.

It’s best to have a Portland furnace repair professional inspect your furnace and let you know whether it’s really time for a new one. If it is, you might consider going with a new high-efficiency system. High-efficiency furnaces convert over 90 percent of the energy they use in operation into heat. The average US home pays around $1,000 a year for heating, and high-efficiency furnaces can save 20 percent of these costs. Look for units that have earned the Energy Star label, which is certified for high efficiency.

Scheduling Furnace Repairs Should Be Easy!

Have you ever had to deal with a game of phone-tag when trying to get a service professional to your home? No one likes that! Our convenient scheduling options and flexible service hours means you can get a hold of one of our team members when you need us. It’s just one of many ways we proudly stand out from the competition.

Contact us to request furnace repair in Portland or the surrounding region.

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