Salem Oregon Handyman Service // Kaufman’s Home Maintenance

Annual furnace checkups can keep you warm in the coldest months

It may not seem like such a big deal in the summer or early fall, when the temperatures are hovering in the 80s. However, scheduling an annual furnace check-up is important to keeping your family warm and comfortable this coming winter as well as to extending the lifespan of your heating system.

What’s involved in an annual furnace check-up

Your annual furnace check-up should last around one to two hours. During this time, the service technician will clean your furnace thoroughly (a dust-clogged system is the number one reason furnaces fail), make sure that the system is functioning properly, that it’s getting sufficient power (either by gas, electricity or fuel oil) and change the filter (if necessary.) He or she will also lubricate the system and check to make sure that the combustion gases, such as carbon monoxide, are being properly funneled outside of your home and not leaking into your living spaces where they can cause a health hazard for you and your family.

Keeping your furnace clean and safe with Kaufman’s Home Maintenance

Having an annual service call on your heating system is an essential part of keeping your furnace running smoothly. Kaufman’s Home Maintenance can help you make sure that your heating system is clean, safe and in good working order before the cold weather season begins.

In addition to furnace maintenance, we offer a full range of handyman and home repair services, both on a demand basis and as a subscription service. We design our maintenance packages to the individual homeowner’s needs. Some of the services we offer include washing outside windows, winterizing your automatic sprinkler system, cleaning your gutters and downspouts AND performing annual maintenance on your HVAC systems. To learn more about Kaufman’s Home Maintenance Service, call 503-798-4357 or visit to schedule an appointment.