My furnace thermostat stopped working, and when I called Dehlia answered the phone and set up an appointment. They charged less for a diagnostic call than larger companies. They are actively licensed, bonded and insured. Verne arrived 2 days later, explained what was broken in my 17 year old furnace and gave me an estimate and time of replacement for a new furnace. Dehlia confirmed via email and phone, and Don and Zack showed up as promised on time a week later and replaced my Bryant 90i furnace with a new Rheem 96% efficient 2 stage Variable speed 85,000btu gas furnace Model #R96VA0852521 and provided me with the paperwork warranty and removed the old one. Cost was $5,394.90 including tax. I gave up on trying to get 2 more estimates because every furnace company wants $125 to $200 to come out to do a diagnostic and this company wanted $75 to come out to look at it although admittedly they just took a look at it and said it was broken and repair would be $2 to $3k and should just get a new  one (this fee was waived when I agreed to buy a new furnace from them). They also said it was possible I could find cheaper installation elsewhere, but I was freezing in December and I just wanted heat and other companies were 2 to 3 weeks out for an appointment.  They were pleasant to chat with as they worked and Don updated a convoluted furnace exhaust piping system. They accept cash and check after a job is finished with no deposit up front and are clear that 3% is added if you pay via credit card.  Overall I am happy with my new furnace although I sure wish I could've replaced it myself to save some money.
Summers in Portland and The Dalles can be the absolute best time of year or pure torture.  Your cooling system makes the difference. Take advantage of perfectly maintained temperatures, superior dehumidification, unprecedented energy efficiency, and outstanding reliability with quality air conditioning products and services from Sky Heating & Air Conditioning.  We protect the enjoyment of your home with precise installation, system replacement, seasonal maintenance, and prompt repair.  Our skilled AC technicians are always on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, providing Emergency Service and protecting the value of your investment.  Every project is answered with a dedication to customer satisfaction that has earned us an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. Contact Sky Heating & Air Conditioning for air conditioning service in The Dalles and Portland, OR.  
Efficient operation is a function of regular heating system maintenance. When a heating system malfunctions, any one of its three components – heat/cold source, distribution system, or the thermostat  – can be causing the problem. Our technicians can easily detect an impending issue before you have to replace a heating unit or spend a lot of money on parts and labor.
Finally, don't underestimate the thermostat as a potential reason why your furnace is not working. Everything on the heating unit itself may function perfectly, but your home still will not heat right if the console you use to set the temperature doesn't communicate your input. A faulty thermostat can either be due to the wall unit itself, or the wiring that connects it to your furnace. Average thermostat repair costs are between $108 and $282, including labor. Replacement costs, of course, depend on the thermostat you choose. Visit our thermostat repair cost guide to learn more about this type of issue.
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We install heating equipment from Lennox and can repair all major brands, including Carrier, Trane, York, Bryant, Rheem, and many more. We proudly offer same day service and next day installations. Dealing with a heating emergency? We've got you covered! Our team is prepared to assist you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to ensure that your home remains comfortable and safe for you and your family members.
Fitting a furnace with an electrostatic filter, which uses an electrical charge to help trap particles, or a high-efficiency particulate-arresting (HEPA) filter can reduce the amount of dust blown through the heating system. That might help people with asthma or other chronic lung diseases, but there's little evidence that other people need such filtration.

The thermocouple is a copper rod that the pilot flame heats-up. When it gets hot enough, the thermocouple signals that there is enough heat to burn the gas fuel being released into the appliance—and so it allows the gas to be released to the burners. In some cases where the pilot light won’t stay lit, the thermocouple needs to be adjusted or replaced. This is generally a job for a professional.
Thank you Caleb Elliott for servicing our water heater. We are ready for winter! Caleb was very personable and did a thorough job servicing our water heater. We appreciate Reliable's commitment to service and keeping things running for us. Every service person we've had has been top notch. So glad we chose Reliable to take care of us. Continue reading...
Over the past twenty years, we have used a number of different heating and cooling companies, none impressed us to use them more than once or twice. The service provided by A-TEMP was so outstanding; they will be our heating and cooling service provider for LIFE! Exceptional all around! It is nice to know why our home has three temperature zones and what we could do to improve it; plus the costs. Also, to understand the importance of regular maintenance-especially as it relates to carbon monoxide emissions. We appreciate the forewarning that our new system would be noisier due to the increased volume in our return system. We feel so blessed to know we do not have carbon monoxide emissions now and the furnace is the right size for our home. We feel like we won a million dollars with our new system!
A number of other variables can influence your decision on whether to repair or replace your furnace, as well. In addition to cost and brand, consider the expected lifetime of your furnace. If it is more than 15 years old, it might make more sense to invest in a new unit even if it costs more than simply repairing the current problem. Long-term costs also play into the equation. For example, your new furnace may be more energy efficient than the current unit. Even though you will pay more for the actual installation, you might be able to make back your investment through lower energy bills. To make your decision, consult with a reliable professional on what to do. In inspecting your furnace, they will be able to make an informed recommendation that looks not just to the next year, but years into the future. That way, you can make the best possible decision for your home and budget long-term.
The cost of a new furnace might make you balk at first thought, but with modern manufacturers offering an extremely diverse range of options with varying AFUE ratings, optional accessories, and more, there is a furnace to meet any budget! It’s just important that you work with the right service team and experts that will work with you rather than try to “sell” you.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has selected Sears Home Services as a 2018 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year winner for Sustained Excellence — Retailer and Energy Management. This award is reserved for ENERGY STAR partners demonstrating outstanding leadership and exceptional commitment to the environment by providing consumers with products, services and information that help individuals make sustainable purchasing decisions.
Carrier is another leading manufacturer and marketer of gas central furnaces. Carrier central furnaces are available in single and multistage configurations, with some models capable of an AFUE rating of more than 90. Carrier markets units that meet Energy Star requirements and makes others that it claims offer quiet operation. A new line of hybrid heat systems that uses gas and an electric heat pump was recently introduced. The average price of a Carrier central gas furnace is about $2,800 and Carriers are sold through their dealer network.
Cleaning the debris that builds up on your filters will aid with the flow of air. When your air filter is clogged, your air handler must work harder to compensate for the blockage of air flow. In addition to driving up your utility bill, the reduced air flow through your heating and cooling system can cause your heat exchanger to overheat and shut off too quickly.    
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