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3 Ways to Make Sure Your Furnace is Ready for Fall

October 17, 2016

There are likely some things you do to get yourself ready for fall in Portland, like swap out your closet and plot your Instagram-worthy pumpkin carving. There are a few things you might forget about while getting ready for fall – like your furnace. We’re about to say see you later to air conditioner weather and we’re headed into furnace season. Along with your annual furnace service from Three Rivers Heating & Cooling, we have a few tips that might help keep you comfortable and get your furnace prepped for its busy season.

  1. Check and Replace Your Air Filter
    This is easy advice for every season in Portland. Before you make that switch from “cool” to “heat,” go switch out your filter from filthy to clean. A dirty filter means your furnace has to run harder to keep you warm which may negatively influence your comfort and result in higher bills.
  2. Unblock Heating Vents and Registers
    As you’ve relocated furniture or brought more into the house, make sure you haven’t blocked any of your heating vents. A blocked vent has the chance to raise your utility bills.
  3. Schedule Annual Furnace Service
    Fall is the best time in Portland to get your furnace checked out by one of our expert technicians. We will do an in-depth inspection of your unit and ensure it will be in good working order for the coming winter months in Portland. Regular furnace service can help you get the most out of your furnace’s performance, and can also play a role in the life of your system. Not to mention that a large percentage of the emergency calls in the winter are a result of a lack of maintenance.

We want you to enjoy every bit of the season in comfort. If you have any questions for us about getting your home ready for fall or need to set up your annual furnace service give the pros at Three Rivers Heating & Cooling a call at 503-213-4433.