Do you notice how things seem to break when you need them the most? Your furnace breaking during the one week of snow that we get in Portland or your AC breaking on one of those three 100 degree days we have in Portland? The old adage, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure certainly holds true for your heating and cooling system.
Your car is something that is constantly in front of you so it is easy to remember to do oil changes or to know if something isn’t working properly. Your heating and air conditioning system is often behind closed doors, set the thermostat and forget it, but the reality is that it should be on the front of every home-owners mind. If you compare a furnace to a car you can understand how vital annual maintenance is on your furnace. The average furnace runs for around 3,000 hours per year, now imagine your car driving for 3,000 hours a year at an average of 30 miles per hour. That’s 90,000 mile per year of use on your furnace!!! Even a 30,000 mile service on a car is very vital and you wouldn’t go 90,000 miles without changing the oil would you?
A furnace or air conditioner goes through a lot more wear and use than most people realize. Simple things like changing air filters, which cost about 1/3rd the price of an oil change can help improve your heating and cooling bills and increase the longevity of your furnace.
Metro East Cooling and Heating has maintenance contracts that fit your needs. We schedule Furnace maintenance in the fall before the real cold hits, and we schedule Air Conditioner maintenance in the spring before those hot summer days. Each service is 129.95 but if you have a yearly maintenance contract with us we give a 5% discount if your furnace or air conditioner break and we also give priority service, so if you have friends visiting from out of town or guests coming over for dinner we can get your house back to a comfortable level for you.
Our maintenances include but are not limited to. Cleaning cabinets, testing electrical connections, inspecting all functioning parts, adjusting burners and blowers for optimal efficiency, checking the heat exchanger, inducer motor and venting for leaks that could spill harmful carbon monoxide into your home, changing filters if needed, testing the thermostat, checking pressures and temperatures, testing the compressor and capacitors, checking for refrigeration leaks and more.
Maintenance is the key to ensuring that your system is operating at peak efficiency, saving you money, keeping you comfortable and most importantly staying trouble free by ensuring longevity. Call us today to get started on an annual maintenance contract to enjoy all the benefits listed above.