It’s an 85-degree day and you go to turn on your air conditioner, but it doesn’t work. This is frustrating and stressful because you know you are going to be hot and uncomfortable, and that you are likely going to be required to pay a good chunk of money to get it fixed. Here are some ways you can avoid costly repairs and keep your system running well all summer long.

Keep your outside unit free of debris and buildup.
Mowing your grass more often this summer? Keep lawn clippings away from the outside unit. Trimming trees, bushes, or other shrubbery? Make sure branches, leaves, or other clippings are cleared from near the outside unit. Leave approximately two feet of space between the outside AC unit and the bushes or shrubs.

Don’t neglect air conditioning maintenance.
Now that summer heat is here, your air conditioner will be put to good use. Annual preventative maintenance is the best way to keep the system running at optimal efficiency. Our experienced technicians will run a multi-point check, including replacing filters, checking your thermostat, running an energy efficiency check, and checking all of the internal components. If we notice any problem areas, we will make sure we get things fixed as quickly and efficiently as possible, so you can get back to staying comfortable.

Keep filters cleaned or replaced regularly.
Dust, debris, dirt, and other allergens or particles circulate the air. As they get moved through your system, the filter captures these to help prevent them from getting inside your home and the air you breathe. But, if you neglect cleaning or replacing the filters, the filter will get clogged. This causes the system to start working hard and it puts strain on the motor. Not to mention, the filter will not be able to do its job of capturing harmful particles, and the stuff that is already there will contribute to poor air quality.

During hot Pacific Northwest summers, a well-functioning cooling system is a gift! Contact us today to schedule your cooling system tune-up, to get a quote on a new machine, or to get a repair done. For over three decades, we have been serving Oregon customers and our experience and commitment to comfort speaks for itself! We look forward to serving you!

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