Common Problems with AC Compressors and How to Fix Them

May 16, 2024

When it comes to your home’s cooling system, its compressor is an important part. Situated in your outdoor condenser unit, your compressor is responsible for compressing the refrigerant vapor to remove heat. Unfortunately, just like any other system component, it can malfunction from time to time. Knowing the most common compressor issues can help you to get the problem remedied faster. Dirty Condenser Coil As hot refrigerant is pumped outside, it travels through the AC’s condenser coil to release the heat it’s accumulated. If the coil is covered with debris, like dirt and dust, it won’t

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How to Winterize Your Home’s Air Conditioning System

December 12, 2023

Many homeowners start thinking about how to get their heating systems ready for the winter as soon as fall arrives. But don’t forget about your air conditioning (AC) system while you’re getting ready for winter. If you want your air conditioner to work like new when the weather warms up again, winterizing it correctly is a must. Here we will go over the fundamentals of winterizing your house’s AC system. Clean the Outdoor Unit Make sure to clean the external condenser unit of your air conditioner before winter arrives. Debris like grass clippings, twigs and leaves

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Tips for Keeping Your AC Running Efficiently In the Heat

July 10, 2023

The summer heat has arrived in Oregon and people are relying on their air conditioning to stay cool and comfortable. To keep your machine running efficiently, it’s important to take note of a few things. Here’s what to keep in mind. #1: Service your air conditioning unit. The best step to ensuring your system runs at peak efficiency without risk of breakdown is to have it professionally tuned up. Annual maintenance appointments on your unit will also help prolong the life of the system. Our experienced technicians at Climate Control clean the air filters as

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Why You Should Never Forget Professional Air Conditioning Maintenance

June 7, 2023

Warmer weather is here and with summer right around the schedule, it’s important to make sure your air conditioning is ready. Professional AC maintenance is one of the best ways to ensure the machine can handle the heat. Here are some reasons why you shouldn’t neglect this important to-do. Professional Maintenance Helps Keep Your System Working Longer Purchasing and installing an air conditioning system for your home or business is an investment. That’s why you want to make sure it lasts as long as possible. Our trained and experienced technicians will check all internal

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9 Ways To Keep Your Indoor Air Quality Healthy During the Winter Months

January 20, 2023

During the winter months, we often find ourselves stuck inside for long periods of time due to cold weather. But did you know that the air quality in your home can be affected by this? Poor indoor air quality can lead to a variety of health problems, such as increased allergies and asthma flare-ups. Thankfully, there are several steps you can take to improve your indoor air quality during the winter months and keep your family healthy and safe. 1. Use a Humidifier During the winter months, dry air is an all too common problem. Not

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What Is the Ideal AC Temperature for Sleeping?

November 20, 2022

Everyone occasionally has the experience of trying to sleep when it is too hot and humid and feeling uncomfortable and restless because of it. We all understand, at least intuitively, that temperature is essential to sleep, but recent scientific research has revealed just how significant it is. It dictates how fast you fall asleep and shapes the overall sleeping experience throughout the night. How Temperature Affects Sleep Your body cools down as a natural process of preparing to sleep. This is a process that you can accelerate by taking a warm shower or bath

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How to Safely Adjust the Speed of Your AC Fan

September 20, 2022

Adjusting the speed of your air conditioner’s fan is a great way to improve its efficiency and lower your energy costs. But before you make any changes, it’s important to understand the potential risks involved. Reasons Why You May Need to Adjust Your AC Fan’s Speed If your AC unit is not cooling your home as effectively as it should be, one solution is to increase the fan speed. This will help circulate more cool air throughout your home and make it more comfortable. You may also want to consider adjusting the

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Extreme Heat and Your AC

August 4, 2022

The heat this summer has been intense! People all over Oregon are keeping their air conditioning running at all hours of the day to make sure they stay cool. Relying on your cooling system that much means that you need a system that is functioning at its peak. Here’s how to make sure that it stays that way – even when the heat becomes extreme. #1: Don’t forget about the windows. It’s nice to open the blinds in your home to see the beautiful summer sky. However, if the windows are open all day while

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8 Tips on What to When Your AC Unit Freezes

July 15, 2022

Freezing up can be a sign that the AC system needs some maintenance. This can be as simple as replacing the air filter or taking apart some components to check for clogs in lines. If you are experiencing a problem with the system that is hard to solve, it might be time to call a professional. Knowing the symptoms of an AC problem may make it easier to find a quick fix. Keep in mind that a simple cleaning can’t fix some issues. You may hear a hissing sound coming from the vents, often caused by

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Tips for Keeping Your AC Running Smoothly This Summer

July 6, 2022

Summer heat is here and that means your air conditioner is working hard to keep you cool and comfortable. That’s why it is important to make sure you do your part to keep things running smoothly, so you don’t have any unexpected system breakdowns to pay for. Here are some tips on how to do that. #1. Don’t forget your air filters. The air filters in your home are unseen, so they can easily become neglected. However, they play a critical part in how your air conditioner functions. Be sure you check your air filters

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