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How Can I Make My Furnace Last Longer?

February 14, 2020
Happy Couple on Couch

The average furnace lasts between 10 and 15 years. But did you know you can take steps to make it last longer? There is no shortcut or hack to increase your furnace’s longevity.  In reality, the key is treating your Portland system with care and respect. With just a small amount of time and energy,…

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Video – Why Does My Furnace Smell Like Gas When I Turn It ON?

January 24, 2020
Woman trying to diagnose why her furnace smells like gas when turning it on.

You turn on your furnace, and you smell gas. What should you do? First assess what the smell most likely is, and you may not need to call anyone. Of course, if you’re still nervous because you just don’t know, turn off your furnace and give one of our highly trained technicians a call at…

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What Are the Different Types of Furnaces?

January 15, 2020
Furnace in someone's home representing the different types of furnaces you can choose from.

If you happen to be in the market for a new furnace, you may be overwhelmed by the number of options available. Our professional team at ESI Heating & Cooling would like to make it a bit easier by providing some basics on the different types of furnaces on the market today. We hope this information…

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Tips to Troubleshoot Your Thermostat

December 16, 2019
Thermostat needing some troubleshoot tips for the homeowner to try.

If your heating or air conditioning system suddenly stops working in your Portland home, it’s easy to think the worst. However, sometimes the malfunction is not really caused by your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system at all, but actually from a broken thermostat. Here are some expert tips on checking your thermostat first…

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Video – Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

November 26, 2019
Woman trying to determine the reason for her furnace blowing cold air in her home.

There are a few things to check in your home in the case that your furnace is blowing cold air, such as your thermostat settings, air filter, and your home’s ductwork. If you can’t figure out the issue, give us a call at 517-647-6906 and we will inspect your furnace.

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When Is It Time to Buy a New Furnace?

November 12, 2019
Man trying to stay warm due to broken heating system and trying to decide when it is time to buy a new furnace.

It’s easy to moan when you decide that a major appliance or home system needs replacing. After all, these are expensive investments and probably not your favorite way to spend your hard-earned money. Unfortunately, there’s often not a clear-cut message, short of an appliance completely breaking down, that definitively indicates it’s time to buy a…

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Do I Really Need Fall HVAC Maintenance?

October 15, 2019
Outdoor decorations on porch showing the importance of getting fall HVAC maintenance.

As the saying goes, “Time and tide wait for no one.” Whether you’re prepared or not, the summer months and warmer weather are gone, moving aside for fall and cooler temps. That means here in Portland, you need to think about preparing your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system for fall maintenance. Maintaining your…

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Why Does My Furnace Smell?

January 22, 2019
Woman Smelling Bad Odor In Her Home

If there is a strange smell coming from your furnace, treat it with caution. Learn some possible reasons for the foul odor and if it’s dangerous to inhale.

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Why Is My Furnace Not Heating My Entire Home?

January 22, 2019
Couple Freezing With No Heat In Home

If your furnace seems to be producing heating inconsistently around your home to you, you’re not alone. Many homes have varied conditions from room to room causing inconsistent heating or cooling.

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