Air Conditioning Repair Calls May Need to Replace Your System Instead

September 18th, 2017

air-conditioning-repairWe’ve officially arrived at the end of summer, with accompanying cooler weather and a reduced workload for your air conditioner. Older systems that have labored over the summer will finally see less use, which means that now is the perfect time to schedule a repair call to address any lingering problems that may have affected it over the summer. But what if repairs aren’t the best option? For older air conditioners, it might be a better idea to replace them instead rather than pay for repairs and force them through another hot season next year.  Continue Reading

What to Look for in AC Repair Services

September 4th, 2017

air-conditioning-repairLate summer sees an uptick in air conditioning repair calls, as problems get worse under months of daily use and with weeks of warm weather still to come. If you’ve been putting off an issue with your air conditioner until the end of summer, or your experience an unexpected problem with your air conditioner at the end of the season, you need to schedule a repair service as quickly as possible. Continue Reading

Power Levels and Efficiency: The Most Important Things About a New AC

August 21st, 2017

air-conditioning-installationNo one likes to think about having to replace an air conditioner in the middle of summer, but it happens, especially late in the summer when your system has had to turn for months on end. An older air conditioner might finally decide to give up the ghost, leaving your scrambling to install a replacement.

Luckily, a good technician can do the job quickly and efficiently, preventing your home from turning into an oven. But just because you need to move fast to get the new system put in doesn’t mean you should rush through the selection process. There are two key factors you need to determine before you can properly choose a new air conditioner: power levels and efficiency. Your technician can help you with both. Continue Reading

Are Your Ducts Damaged?

August 7th, 2017

air-conditioning-ductsCentral air conditioners rely on a series of ducts to take cooled air through your home in the summer. The air is cooled in the AC itself and then blown into the ducts with a fan. That allows the system to circulate the cooled air evenly, ensuring that the entire house is cooled evenly. Ducts are usually protected by their location: behind the walls or in similar spots like the crawlspace in your attic. That can turn around and bite you, however, if your ducts suffer damage. Continue Reading

High Humidity Can Damage Your AC

July 24th, 2017

Summers in Oregon are invariably hot, but even worse than the high temperatures are high humidity levels that can turn our homes into steam baths. Air conditioners can deal with the problem somewhat, but they aren’t built to lower the humidity, only the temperature. Furthermore, high humidity can damage your AC as it tries to deal with the issue, as well as leaving your home muggy and uncomfortable in the extreme. That’s the bad news. The good news is that there’s an effective way to deal with it: whole-house dehumidifiers. Continue Reading

Don’t Just Sit on Air Conditioning Issues

July 10th, 2017

air-conditioning-serviceSummer is here, and with the high temperatures and higher humidity of the season comes increased demand on your air conditioner. You need yours to respond with reliable service for days (and often) weeks on end. In that environment, even a little issue can turn into a big problem very quickly, and the longer you wait to take care of an issue, the greater the chances of it costing more than you’d like to pay. Continue Reading

UV Lights Make Your Home Healthier

June 26th, 2017

UV-air-purifiersSummers in Oregon mean stifling humidity, allergens, and spreading bacteria, as well as high temperatures. That can cause significant problems in your household, from germs spreading to illnesses in sensitive family members. Luckily, there are solutions to such issues, and with the right team on your side, you can get them implemented now, before we get too much further into summerContinue Reading

IAQ Products Help Make Your Home a Better Place to Live

June 12th, 2017

indoor-air-qualityEveryone knows how important air conditioning systems are in the heat of summer, and the necessity of furnaces or other types of heating system in the cold of winter. But as important as temperature is in determining your household comfort levels, it’s not the only factor you need to consider. Dust and dirt can wreak havoc with your family’s comfort and health as well, as can germs and mold which may grow in the quiet corners of your home.

Humidity levels are always a factor in Oregon too, with muggy air dominating in the summer and dry air arriving in the winter. All of these factors contribute to your household comfort levels, and unfortunately, a heating and air conditioning system just isn’t set up to accommodate them. Continue Reading

What Can Ductless Air Conditioning Do for You?

May 29th, 2017

ductless-splits-AC

Spring is the time of the year for replacing an old air conditioner with a new one. Doing so allows you to take advantage of the benefits of the new system – such as improved efficiency and the presence of new features – as well as ensuring that your old system doesn’t decide to give up the ghost during the hottest day of summer. Continue Reading

3 Signs That You Need a New Air Conditioner

May 15th, 2017

air-conditioner-replacementAir conditioners can last for many years, especially if you take good care of them with regular maintenance and judicious use. Sooner or later every appliance needs replacing, however, and that holds true for your air conditioner as well. If you’re going to replace it, now is the time, rather than risking a catastrophic breakdown in the middle of summer. But how can you tell if your system is ready to be replaced? Every AC is different of course, and only you can make the final call when it comes to its operating capacity. Generally speaking of course, there are three reliable signs that your system is ready to be replaced with a new one. If yours meets any two of them, you should think about having it put out to pasture before the temperatures get too warm. Continue Reading