July 8, 2024
How to Keep Your Air Conditioning Efficient During Summer Heat Waves

We’ve officially turned the corner into summer heat and Oregon residents are finding ways to stay cool. If you are relying on your air conditioning system, it’s important to make sure it’s running at peak efficiency. Here are some key things to remember, so you can keep everything running well amid summer heat waves.

#1: Schedule professional servicing.

The best way you can keep your machine running at its best is with a professional maintenance appointment. Annual servicing also prolongs the life of the system. Our licensed and experienced technicians at Climate Control will also clean the air filters and check the inside of the machine and its internal pieces. If there are any problem spots, we’ll discuss our recommendations on how to get it up and running well.

#2: Clear away outside debris from the exterior unit.

With winter and springtime weather, leaves, grass, twigs, and other debris can easily accumulate on the outside of the unit. If this piles up on or around the machine, it could cause damage or make the system work harder than necessary. Over time, this adds unnecessary wear and tear to the air conditioning system. Not to mention, if things were to get caught inside, there could be an issue with electrical or other malfunctioning.

#3: Check your insulation.

Insulation doesn’t just keep your home warm during the cold months. It also helps keep cool, air-conditioned air inside during the summer heat. If you don’t have the proper amount of insulation, the energy used to cool your home will be lost. This translates to higher energy bills, additional strain on the machine, and also an increased risk of the machine breaking down prematurely.

#4: Keep air vents open and free of obstruction.

Don’t cover the air vents in your home with rugs, furniture, or other items that could disrupt airflow. When that precious cool air flows in, it should be unobstructed. If it’s cut off somehow, the system must work hard to do its job, which can cause preventable problems.

Have you noticed your air conditioning system is having a hard time keeping up with the hotter days? Maybe it’s just not cooling the air like it should, or you’ve noticed some sounds or smells coming from the unit. It’s important to call our professionals right away, if that’s the case! Ignoring potential problems could lead to even bigger, more expensive problems later.

Let our Climate Control team help repair or tune up your system, so you can stay cool and comfortable during the gorgeous Oregon summer! Or, if you need a full system replacement, we’re here to help with that, too! Call us today to schedule your appointment.

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