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Fall Heating Maintenance Is a Vital Annual Service


It’s now fall according to the calendar, although the outside weather may not agree. But no matter how hot it may still be, this is the time of year to schedule one of the most important of all HVAC services—what some would call the most important service. It’s annual heating maintenance from professionals.

We offer heating maintenance in Portland, OR through our Clawson Customer Assurance Plus Program (CAPP). This program provides customers with both air conditioning maintenance (done in spring) and heating maintenance (done in fall), along with many special membership perks.

Bonuses like a 15% discount on repairs and priority scheduling are all great. But the real benefits of belonging to CAPP are what it does for your heating system each year. Regular heating maintenance isn’t a luxury service. It’s mandatory if you want your air conditioner to work its best for as long as possible.

Here are a few of the reasons heating maintenance is so important:


If you have a natural gas furnace, heating maintenance is necessary to see that the system has no faults that may create safety hazards (gas leaks, combustion dangers). We want to stress that gas furnaces are not inherently unsafe—provided they receive proper inspections and care from professionals each year.

Energy Efficiency

The efficiency rating for a heating system won’t mean much if the heater runs year after year without tune-ups from pros. When a heater misses maintenance, the strain on the parts will cause a decline of around 5% in energy efficiency per year. That means you can end up paying almost a quarter more than you should in order to run your heater after only a few winters.

Fewer Repairs

You can eliminate around 80% of the repairs your heater might need during it service life when you keep up with maintenance. Think about how much that saves you in repair costs as well as convenience. You’ll probably only need to call us for repairs during the last few years of the heater’s life.

Equipment Life

Lack of maintenance can cut the service life of your heating system in half. So a furnace that might get to fifteen years would only last for around eight years. That’s plenty of winters of solid heating comfort just vanishing! There’s no “repair” more expensive than needing to replace a heater early.


The equipment warranty on your heating system may become invalid if the system misses maintenance. You don’t want to lose this important consumer protection.

Peace of Mind

You can’t put a price on this. When you have your heating system maintained before the cold weather of winter arrives, you’ll have confidence the heater will turn on when you need it and run without interruption. It’s the same peace of mind you have when you have your car tuned-up before taking off on a long road trip.

Maintenance shouldn’t have to be a hassle for you. We’ll make it a smooth, pain-free process: you only have to call us to sign up for our program to get started.

To schedule heating maintenance in the Greater Portland area, call on Clawson Heating & Air Conditioning. “Connecting People to Comfort.”

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