RESIDENTIAL FURNACE SERVICE
VANCOUVER WA – BATTLE GROUND – CAMAS – LONGVIEW – PORTLAND OR
Have your home furnace repaired before your homes temperatures are no longer keeping you comfortable. Winters are cold and sometimes freezing in the Pacific Northwest.
Ensure properly working heating equipment during these blustery days can take simple steps each fall to prepare for cold weather. Regular home furnace repair solves small problems before they become big, reducing the need for costly furnace overhauls.
Homeowners can easily perform some of this maintenance. However, thorough furnace repair is best left to a professional HVAC contractor, who will carefully examine all elements of the equipment to make sure that it works properly and is safe to operate.
Apex Air is a full-service HVAC company that provides furnace repair and maintenance on all makes and models of equipment in communities in Vancouver WA and Portland OR.
PREVENTATIVE RESIDENTIAL GAS FURNACE SERVICE AND REPAIR
Dirty filters are the primary reason that home furnaces stop working. Keep filters clean by replacing them at least twice a year. During winter, you may need to change filters once a month. Filters trap dust and other airborne debris so that these pollutants don’t enter the system. Clogged filters impede airflow and can cause the unit to stop working.
Before turning on the furnace for the first time:
- Make sure the thermostat is set properly and switched from air conditioning to heating.
- Examine the area around the furnace for dust or soot. If black soot is present, it may indicate a problem with combustion or the heat exchanger.
In this case, a professional furnace repair technician is needed.
HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE A GAS FURNACE LEAK OR COMBUSTION PROBLEM?
A gas furnace’s flame should be blue. If the flame is yellow or orange, there may be a problem with combustion.
Adjusting burners and cleaning the pilot should be done by a home furnace repair specialist. If there is a smell of gas at any time, open doors and windows, turn the gas off at the main line, and call Apex Air or the local gas company to investigate the problem. Gas leaks are extremely dangerous and must be handled by a trained professional.
If the furnace does not turn on or provide adequate heat after completing these simple furnace maintenance tasks, it is time to call a professional HVAC contractor. Trained technicians will:
- Examine the entire system
- Test for dangerous gasses
- Check combustion
- Test the plenum and heat exchanger
CHOOSE APEX AIR FOR HOME FURNACE REPAIR AND SERVICE
Apex Air provides new installation, service, and maintenance for commercial and residential furnace systems. As a Bryant Factory Authorized Dealer, Apex Air must adhere to the highest industry standards in customer service and technological know-how.
Our technicians are certified by NATE, the industry leader in technician HVAC and refrigeration certification. We are licensed in both Oregon and Washington. Apex Air offers 24-hour emergency service for situations that must be handled immediately.
For more information about furnace maintenance, annual maintenance plans and new installations, call Apex Air today.
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