What Kinds of Households Benefit from Ductless Air Conditioners?

July 25th, 2016

Ductless air conditioners stand as a viable alternative to traditional centralized models, and offer some unique advantages that more traditional forms of air conditioning don’t. They eschew the single unit model in favor of installing multiple smaller units throughout the building. Each unit is tasked with cooling a single section of the house, usually just one room, but sometimes more depending on your layout. It costs more to install, but can often be less expensive to run, and provides additional benefits that offset the cost. But is your Oregon City, OR home the best fit for such a system, or would traditional central air be best? Here’s a quick breakdown of the kinds of households that benefit from ductless air conditioners. Continue Reading

3 Ways to Prevent an Air Conditioning Failure

July 18th, 2016

An air conditioning breakdown in the middle of the summer can be disastrous. Tigard, OR can be extremely hot and humid, and losing your ability to control the temperature in your home can pose a health risk as well as eliminating your ability to be comfortable. We’re proud of the speed and efficiency with which we operate when there’s a problem and we conduct first-rate AC repair services, but preventing an AC failure is less expensive and troublesome than reacting to a breakdown after it has occurred. Here are 3 good ways to prevent and air conditioning failure and keep your system running throughout the summer. Continue Reading

3 Things to Think About with a New Air Conditioner

July 11th, 2016

If you’re thinking about getting a new air conditioner, now is the time to act. A new air conditioner can be in place very quickly, allowing you to enjoy the benefits of improved efficiency and similar features in the face of our hot Portland, OR summer. But before you can have a new unit installed, you need to make sure that it meets the needs of your home and family, that it  will function as it should and that it will last as long as possible (hopefully decades) before you need to install a new one. In order to do that, you need to keep certain things in mind when making your selection. Here are 3 of them for you to think about: Continue Reading

Signs of Fan Motor Problems with Your AC

July 4th, 2016

With summer in full gear here in Wilsonville, OR, you need to be extra vigilant to detect any potential problems with your air conditioner. A sudden breakdown could leave you in the lurch just when the temperatures are really soaring, and in many cases, that could prove a health risk as well as any other concerns. The more you know about potential problems with your AC, the more quickly you can respond. Continue Reading

Sure Signs You Need Duct Repair

June 27th, 2016

The ducts are a key part of your air conditioning system, moving cool air from the unit itself to the various rooms and corners of your home. They’re usually out of sight and out of mind: tucked away in the crawlspace of your home and left to do their job quietly. They’re often protected from damage since they’re out of the way, but worn bolts, troublesome pests and other factors can sometimes result in rifts or breaches. Continue Reading

Use Your Air Conditioner Wisely

June 20th, 2016

Your air conditioner is one of the most important appliances in your household, especially with summer on the way here in Beaverton, OR. And just like any appliance, you need to use it wisely in order to keep it efficient and functional. You wouldn’t put laundry detergent in your dishwasher, for example, or leave your TV on all day when there’s no one home. So it is with your air conditioner. The more wisely you can use it, the more money you’ll save, and the less chance of a breakdown or similar problem afflicting it. Here’s a few easy tips to help you use your air conditioner wisely. Continue Reading

How to Tell If Your Air Conditioner Needs Repair

June 13th, 2016

With summer on the way in Portland, OR, your air conditioner needs to be ready to go each and every day. If a breakdown occurs, it could leave you stranded right when you need your home to be cool and comfortable. The longer you wait to call in a repair service on a particular problem, the greater the chance it will result in a serious breakdown. Continue Reading

What Are the Advantages of a Maintenance Plan?

June 6th, 2016

Spring is rapidly turning into summer here in Tualatin, OR, and this is the time of the year that we strongly recommend an air conditioning maintenance session delivered by one of our trained technicians. They’re not quite the same as a repair session, which is designed to fix a specific problem. Instead, they check for any potential problems that may be brewing, as well as taking care of little servicing duties like changing the filters and tightening loose bolts and screws. That may not sound like much and the notion of an added expense might not sit well with homeowners already braced for the higher bills of summer. But there are considerable benefits to doing so, with both short-term and long-term implications for your system.  Continue Reading

Signs that Your Refrigerant is Running Low

May 30th, 2016

The refrigerant levels in your air conditioning system shouldn’t go down. They’re supposed to exist in a closed loop, and your air conditioner needs a specific type and amount — determined by make and model — in order to cool your air effectively. But we live in an imperfect world, and leaks tend to spring up from time to time. When your refrigerant runs low, your air conditioner loses a lot of its cooling power, running for longer periods of time to do the job and raising your bills accordingly. Continue Reading

Protect Your Home Against Allergens

May 16th, 2016

Allergens are as common a problem in Beaverton, OR as high temperatures, and if you or a member of your family suffers from allergies, you know how miserable it can be. Your home should be a haven against pollen, pet dander and other types of allergens, but the simple act of opening the door can let more in and there’s only so many hours in the day you can devote to cleaning. What’s to be done? Continue Reading