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Your Fall Heating and Cooling Maintenance Checklist

Kids are heading back to school and fall will begin before you know it. Now is the perfect time to start prepping for the change to autumn weather. When you’re doing that, don’t forget to take care of your heating and cooling system! By ensuring that it’s maintained well, you won’t need to worry about unexpected breakdowns or a spike in energy usage. Here are some helpful tips on maintaining your heating and cooling system.

#1: Don’t neglect the air filters.
These little filters have two big jobs: they make sure the air circulated through your home is clean and they help prolong the life of your system. Dirty air filters translate to poor indoor air quality. Air filters should be cleaned or replaced every 1-2 months or longer depending on the type of filter you have and if you have pets.

#2: Get your preventative maintenance appointment on the books.
Do you remember the last time a professional checked out your heating and cooling system? If not, it’s time! Preventative maintenance appointments are crucial to keeping your system working well and getting the most out of its lifecycle. You should have annual appointments scheduled for your heating and cooling system and the end of summer is a great time to do that. Our team of experienced technicians at Specialty Heating and Cooling know what to do! We will inspect your system, clean the filters, run an energy efficiency check, and make sure we point out any issues that might cause problems down the road.

#3: Check airflow.
Walk around your home and make sure all of the vents and registers are clean and clear. Ensure that they aren’t blocked by furniture, rugs, drapes, and make sure they are not closed. This will help with more efficient airflow and will ensure that your system isn’t working harder than it has to.

#4: Consider a system replacement.
How old is your system? If it’s more than 10 to 15 years old, chances are, a full system replacement will need to happen soon. Systems that are this age are significantly less efficient and more prone to breakdowns. That means you could be left with a hefty utility bill or an expensive repair bill when you’re least expecting it. If your system is on its last leg, now is a great time to replace the whole thing. We have a variety of options within your budget and also help with financing to help.

Stay on top of your heating and cooling checklist this year by staying ahead of the game! Let us help with getting your system maintained or replaced. Contact us today for your appointment!

Specialty Heating & Cooling Wins It’s 10th Carrier President’s Award

We here at Specialty Heating and Cooling, a family-owned and operated heating and cooling company, have recently been awarded Carrier’s 2019 President’s Award for the tenth time.

No other company in the Northwest region has received this prestigious award as many times.

The President’s Award is Carrier’s highest honor for heating and cooling companies throughout the United States.  The award was designed to reward Carrier Factory Authorized Dealers who exemplify the company’s model for operational excellence, business effectiveness and delivering the best in cutting-edge technology to consumers.

“We are honored to have received this award so many times” said Norm Matheis, the company’s founder.  “It’s a testament to the hard work and dedication all of us in the Specialty Heating and Cooling family put in to make our customers more comfortable in their homes.”

Specialty Heating and Cooling looks to continue it’s success into the future, “Our company slogan is ‘We’re not comfortable until you are’ and that really encompasses our philosophy for how we run our business,” says Cory Streeter, one of the company’s owner. “It’s customer first, and we wouldn’t have it any other way”