Got a tax return? Replace your furnace!

It’s tax season and that means many people are getting refunds. If you’re getting a refund, you might be thinking about ways to use that money, including what home improvements need to be made. If you have put off getting an updated heating and cooling system installed in your home, take some of that tax return money and invest in a new system. Here are some of the benefits of doing that!

#1: Energy savings.
When you have a new heating and cooling system installed in your home, you’ll automatically be saving energy! The systems created today are made to be incredibly energy efficient and are great for the environment. That translates to not only being a good citizen of the Earth, but you’ll also have more money in your pocket when your utility bill arrives.

#2: Clean air:
Did you know that the air inside your home is oftentimes dirtier than the air outside? New furnaces effectively clean and filter the air that is circulated through it, and that means you’ll have improved indoor air quality inside your home! You and your family deserve to breathe clean air and old, outdated furnaces simply don’t have the air filtering options that new machines have. Filtered air can help reduce allergy and asthma symptoms and can remove pollutants and germs that may be circulating.

Our experienced heating and cooling specialists at Specialty Heating & Cooling understand the importance of having a reliable furnace set up for the remaining weeks of winter and into spring. It will not only keep you comfortable now, but for years to come! We are happy to work with you to find the right system for your budget and we can even help you save money with current rebates and other promotions. Contact us today for options.  

Specialty Heating & Cooling Has Won the Super Service Award Again!

Every industry has its own awards established for excellence and quality and we are proud to report that we have just been recognized as the Angie’s List Super Service Award Winner for 2018! This is the 13th time we have won this award and that is something we are very proud of!

Our team at Specialty Heating & Cooling is dedicated to working with integrity. We focus on providing attentive customer service to each client, no matter how big or small the job is. Recognition with this award shows that we have many verified reviews from satisfied customers. We work hard to pay attention to the details and have years of hands on expertise in the heating and cooling industry, but our loyal customers are what really makes this award possible. 

What is the Angie’s List Super Service Award?
Have you ever been searching for a company that provides a specific service and looked online at their reviews? You know how many options pop up when you’re completing a search, but Angie’s List helps narrow down which ones have the best reviews. Companies that have been recognized with the Super Service Award are named as the top 5% of the businesses in their specific industry or category and they have an overall “A” rating. That means you will be able to work with a company that has a positive reputation for quality in addition to a dedication to its customers.

Here are some examples of what our customers are saying about us online!

“Timely, kind and professional, as always. A company we’ve trusted for almost 20 years, three different homes…” -Allan G.

They installed a new furnace years ago for me when mine went out. There was solid ice almost to the curve. It had been 8 degrees out and I was home alone with a 105.8 temp. They were the only company willing and able to come. Since then they have done a professional job maintaining it for me.” -Louise H.

We have hundreds of positive reviews for you to read about to learn more! Contact us today for information on getting your new heating or cooling system installed and experience our excellent customer service for yourself!

How to protect your heating system from ice and snow

Local weather forecasters are predicting that this February in Oregon will be cold and that we will be seeing several different storm situations that could bring ice and/or snow. We have another month or so left of winter and with snow and ice potentially on the horizon, it’s important to know how to protect your heating system from ice and snow. Here are some helpful tips.

#1: Get rid of debris.
Be sure that your outside unit is clear of debris with a two-foot clearance around the unit, including the top. Never use sharp objects to remove any ice or snow that has accumulated on or around the unit, as this could cause damage. It’s also important to remember to never put any storage on top of the unit.

#2: Prune trees.
If there are trees surrounding the outside of the unit, be sure the trees are pruned regularly so there is not a risk of weak tree limbs falling and damaging the unit. Snow and ice can build up on those limbs and cause them to crack and break, falling and causing expensive damage to the furnace or heat pump.

#3: Cover and insulate pipes.
If there are pipes or tubes that that are exposed on the unit, be sure they are covered and insulated before the freezing weather hits. Pipes are prone to bursting during freezing temperatures and it’s important that they are protected during the coldest winter days.

#4: Schedule preventative maintenance.
Staying on top of preventative maintenance for your system is key to detecting any hidden problems. During this appointment, our experienced technicians will clean or replace air filters, clean the blower motor, check for any undiagnosed issues, replace any parts, and ensure that the machine is working at peak efficiency so there are no unexpected breakdowns or surprises when you need your heating system the most.

Perhaps your system is on its way out and it isn’t reliable enough to provide constant warmth for the rest of winter and into spring. Contact us today for information on getting a new system in place. Perhaps it just needs a tune-up or repair – we can do that too! We look forward to serving you!