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AC Maintenance Checklist

April 6, 2021

Here’s a comprehensive air conditioning maintenance checklist, courtesy of our professionals at Gagle’s Heating, to help keep your system in excellent working order.

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Video – What Should I Do If My Water Heater Is Leaking?

March 30, 2021

Is your water heater leaking? Here’s what you need to do: First, find the location of the leak. This will be helpful for you and your service technician. Turn off the power supply by switching the water heater circuit breaker to “off” for an electric water heater or by turning the dial to “off” on a gas water heater. Next, turn off the cold water supply to avoid more water being wasted from the leak. Call us today at 503-581-2972 to have your water heater repaired or replaced.

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What You Need to Know for an HVAC Emergency

March 16, 2021

When your heating or cooling system breaks down the majority of the time, it may be more of a pesky inconvenience than anything else. However, if elderly or chronically ill homeowners experience extreme temperatures for even a short period of time, they may have serious or even life-threatening consequences.

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Heat Pump Versus Furnace

February 25, 2021

Looking to install a new heater in your Portland home? Your two most popular choices are a heat pump and a furnace. Each one has advantages and disadvantages when compared to the other.

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Video – How to Prevent the Pipes in Your Home From Freezing

February 15, 2021

Insulate the pipes in your home on exterior walls or in unheated areas such as crawl spaces, garages, basements, and attics. Turn off the inside water shut-off valve that provides water to your outside spigots or hose bibs. Drain each line by opening the spigot until it stops dripping and then turn off the spigot. Use a faucet cover to insulate the outdoor spigot and further protect it from freezing. Seal windows or any cracks that would bring in a draft.

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Video – Upgrade Your Furnace

January 31, 2021

Upgrade your furnace for increased energy efficiency and heating cost reduction.

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What Is Short Cycling?

What Is Short Cycling?

January 15, 2021

Short cycling is a term used in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) world to explain a situation where a furnace or air conditioner turns on and off too frequently. The “short cycle” is the period of time that your HVAC equipment is actually running, and the shorter this cycle, the harder your system needs to work.

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How to Unclog a Drain

December 31, 2020

It’s bound to happen to Salem homeowners sooner or later—a clogged drain. Although clogged drains are often a nuisance, they can many times be managed at home with inexpensive solutions.

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6 Ways Your Furnace Keeps You Safe

December 15, 2020

Your fuel-burning furnace has a number of mechanisms allowing it to run safely and effectively. These features prevent fires and protect your indoor air quality (IAQ). They also work to prevent internal errors from damaging large portions of your furnace.

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6 common plumbing mistakes to avoid

6 Common Plumbing Mistakes To Avoid

November 30, 2020

Whether it’s a clogged toilet or a slow-running drain, plumbing problems are never fun. With the growing do-it-yourself mentality and the access to a great deal of how-to information online, it can be tempting to try to resolve your plumbing issues on your own.

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Need HVAC Service?

Contact the experts at Gagle's Heating.

Call us at 503-581-2972!

Need HVAC Service?

Contact the experts at Gagle's Heating.

Call us at 503-581-2972!