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Portland, OR (PRWEB) October 01, 2014

As winter months approach, local homeowners are searching for cost-effective, practical solutions to keep their homes warm. To help keep utility costs low and indoor temperatures high, the experts at Jacobs Heating and Air Conditioning, a family-owned Portland HVAC company, have compiled advice and proactive tips for homeowners looking to keep the cold out of their homes this winter.

Furnaces are oftentimes tied to air conditioning units, which means homeowners should have their furnaces serviced at the end of summer, before the weather turns colder. After working to cool the home during the warmest months of the year, a furnace motor should be inspected by a professional to confirm it’s up for the task of heating the home in the winter. Identifying damage or maintenance opportunities early will ensure that furnaces function properly when temperatures drop.

Homeowners can prevent the discomfort of inefficient or damaged furnaces by proactively replacing air filters at the start of fall. During routine maintenance, professional contractors can remove clogs from burners to guarantee the furnace’s heat production will be at its most efficient before a cold snap. Performing quick seasonal maintenance will ensure that furnace motors last longer and don’t fill with dirt. Homeowners can also enjoy lower energy bills with an optimally performing furnace since a serviced motor will burn less overall fuel.

Being without a functioning furnace in the winter is not just costly and inconvenient, it can be potentially dangerous. Jacobs Heating and Air Conditioning’s Service Department Manager, Susan Krummann, advises, “As homeowners, it’s important to do your due diligence and schedule maintenance before the weather cools to make sure you’ll stay warm all winter long.” Servicing furnaces annually saves homeowners time and money by identifying weak areas early before they become costly repairs, or in extreme cases, are unable to be repaired.

Keep warm all winter in the Willamette Valley by relying on the industry experts at Jacbos Heating and Air Conditioning for all of your maintenance needs.

To learn more, visit http://www.jacobsheating.com/.

About Jacobs Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc.

Operating out of Southeast Portland, Jacobs HVAC (CCB #1441) offers residential and commercial customers the best in heating and air conditioning equipment, installation and repair. Since 1952, Jacobs has provided solutions for energy conservation and reduction, backed by the company’s extensive experience and expertise. The local HVAC company offers heat pumps, furnaces, air conditioners, water heaters, fireplace inserts and more. Jacobs is a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer and a Daikin 3D Network dealer, as well as a trade ally of the Energy Trust of Oregon. For more information, visit http://www.jacobsheating.com.

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