How to Get Your System Ready for Fall Weather

September 7, 2021

School is back in session and the summer weather is winding down. Autumn is right around the corner. Now is the time to plan for the seasonal changes that are coming and get your HVAC system ready. Here are some tips. #1: Check your air filters Your system works hard to filter outdoor air and rid it of dust, pollen, dust, and other particles that try to get into your home. Over time, this type of debris builds up and clogs the filter. If this happens, the system works hard to get your home to

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How to Keep Your AC Functioning in Extreme Heat

August 6, 2021

Extreme heat usually feels unbearable. Hot weather keeps your air conditioning running a lot during the summer, so making sure you can reduce your risk for having it break down is important. Here are some ways to keep your air conditioning functioning well – even when the weather gets extremely hot. #1: Use your windows to your advantage. During the day, sunlight will stream into your windows and heat it up. If your AC is running at the same time, it must work harder to cool the air that is warming from the sunlight. So, consider

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How to Maximize Your AC Efficiency This Summer

July 7, 2021

With temperatures steadily in the 80s and 90s this summer, homeowners around Oregon rely heavily on their air conditioners to provide comfort. But using your systems means using energy, and that can lead to high energy bills. Here are some ways to maximize your AC efficiency this summer. #1: Make sure you change or replace your air filter regularly Changing your air filter is easy and makes a huge difference in how efficient the system runs. A clogged filter causes your AC to work harder to reach the temperature you want. This leads to inefficiency,

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How To Prepare Your AC System for the Summer

June 7, 2021

With temperatures starting to really heat up, it’s a good time to make sure your air conditioning unit is ready to tackle the rest of the summer weather. It is uncomfortable to have a home or office that is hot and muggy! Here are some tips on how to prepare your air conditioning system for summer. #1: Clean the unit To get the indoor portion of your unit ready, make sure all air filters are cleaned or replaced. These have debris and dust built up over time, which can cause the system to run less

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Does Humidity Affect My Air Conditioner?

May 15, 2021

Most homeowners depend on the effectiveness of their air conditioning system in the oppressive summer heat. It’s what makes your home comfortable for your whole family and allows them to enjoy spending time together there. Unfortunately, when high humidity comes to Portland, it can make your air conditioner work much harder. It All Starts With How Humidity Affects the Body The human body naturally sweats when it gets overheated. This process helps us to cool our body temperature back down to a normal range. Unfortunately, when the humidity level is high in the environment, a large

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Why is My Air Conditioner Making Noises?

April 6, 2021

Have you ever listened to your air conditioner to notice what sounds it makes? Hopefully, it does not make much noise, but if it does, your system may have run into a problem. If you pay close attention to the sound and its source, you may be able to determine what is wrong. You likely are not going to fix most problems yourself, but you can get a sense of the cost, and accelerate the diagnosis. Here are some of the noises you may want to listen for that could spell trouble. Screaming

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Summertime HVAC: Common Seasonal Problems

August 8, 2020

The demand for AC service during the summertime is high because systems have to work extra hard to keep homes cool. When temperatures spike, having a working air conditioning unit is a must-have. If AC maintenance service wasn’t a high priority for you in the early spring, there’s no need to panic. Let us discuss the most common summertime AC problems you might encounter and what you can do to address them. Insufficient Air Flow An efficient AC system should supply a steady flow of cool air even during hot weather. If you’ve neglected to change

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How to Help Your AC Keep Up With Hot Weather

August 3, 2020

The weather is heating up and it looks like it will stay warm for the foreseeable future. If you’ve noticed your air conditioning is struggling to keep up on the days that hit 90 degrees or higher, you’re not alone. We have received many customer inquiries as to why their AC system isn’t able to keep things as cool as they want. Here are some tips that can help you keep your home comfortable, even on the hottest of days. #1: Understand your AC system’s capacity. When the temperatures are into the 90s, your

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Why Does My AC Unit Need an Air Filter

July 12, 2020

Your heating and air conditioning system can run without an air filter, but its a very bad idea! Without a filter, you leave your unit exposed to all kinds of dust and debris that will impair the AC system and lead to costly repairs. During summer, if the dust particles block your cooling unit’s indoor coil, your system will most likely run incorrectly or insufficiently. The coil itself is moist, so anything that passes through, like dust, gets trapped onto the coil. It goes without saying, a filter is an ideal preventative measure

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Top 3 Reasons to Keep Your AC Maintained

July 7, 2020

Summer is here! Warm weather will be here to stay for a while and that means you will be relying on your air conditioner in the coming months. Will your system be ready to keep up with the heat? Scheduling a professional air conditioning tune-up with our team will help ensure that it will work energy efficiency and reliability. Here are some reasons why you should get your AC serviced. #1: Increases the lifespan of the unit. Regular preventative maintenance will help prolong the life of your system. If it’s not examined annually, you could be

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