September 9, 2022
Fall Maintenance Tips in Portland, OR

School is back in session and the change to autumn will be here soon. Now is the time to start preparing for the change in weather. It’s also a great time to get your heating and cooling system tuned up and ready to go. By ensuring its maintained, you won’t need to worry about unexpected breakdowns or mechanical issues. Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind.

#1: Clean or replace your air filters.

Air filters play a big role in your system’s overall operation. They not only help capture harmful particles that make their way into your system, but they also help ensure that the machine doesn’t work harder than necessary. Air filters should generally be cleaned or replaced every 1-2 months.

#2: Schedule your HVAC tune-up.

Slots fill up quickly in the fall, so now is the time to call to get your preventative maintenance appointment scheduled! These are a critical part of keeping your system working well. It also helps you get the most out of the machine and will prolong its life. We recommend annual maintenance on your system. Our team of technicians at Climate Control will inspect the internal components of the system, clean the filters, run an energy efficiency check, and ensure that there are no issues that need to be addressed. If we find anything, we’ll let you know and make sure they get fixed, so you don’t have any unexpected breakdowns in the fall or winter months.

#3: Take note of airflow around your space.

Are the vents and registers in your home or business clean and clear? Make sure they aren’t blocked by desks, rugs, drapes, or other large pieces of furniture. Also, open all vents and registers. Closing them obstructs airflow and causes the machine to work harder than necessary. This contributes to higher energy bills and can put extra wear and tear on the motor.

Perhaps your system is getting up there in years.

If the machine is 12 to 15 years old, it’s likely that you will need to plan for a replacement in the near future. Machines that are this old can become less efficient and are more prone to expensive breakdowns. Contact us to learn more about our heating and cooling options, and to determine what financing option is right for you. We will work to find the best machine in your price range and ensure it gets installed as quickly as possible.

Stay ahead of your fall maintenance list this year!

Call us today for your maintenance or repair appointment, or to learn more about your new system options. We look forward to helping you stay comfortable all year long!

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