Archive for May, 2013

Memorial Day

Monday, May 27th, 2013

During the final Monday of May every year, we commemorate those military personnel who have died in service to their country. Formerly known as Decoration Day, probably because of the way that graveyards were decorated with flowers, Memorial Day came to prominence in the wake of the American Civil War, which left the country war-torn, with many casualties on both sides. Since that time, it has been a day of remembering those who have given up the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

As you go about town on your day off from work, you’ll probably see an abundance of flags and flowers, as well as public commemorations such as parades. While this day has been turned into the last leg of a three-day weekend, it’s important to reflect on the way that our military personnel have shaped our country, and to remember their contribution to the way we live today. We wish you all the best on Memorial Day.

How Can I Improve the Performance of My Air Conditioner?

Friday, May 24th, 2013

The ability to cool your home effectively and efficiently is a great benefit in the midst of the summer heat. At Clean Air Act, we do not believe that any of our customers should have to compromise when it comes to comfort, no matter how hot it may get outside. If you are at all dissatisfied with the quality of your air conditioning system’s performance, give us a call today. There are many ways in which you can improve the performance of your air conditioning system without investing in a new one. Our Portland, OR air conditioning technicians can help you keep your cool this summer.

One way you can help your air conditioning system to operate with greater performance levels is to schedule professional duct cleaning service. If you use a ducted forced air distribution system to circulate conditioned air throughout your home, you should make sure that your air ducts are in the best condition possible. Otherwise you risk reducing the efficiency and effectiveness with which your air conditioning system operates. A buildup of dirt and debris in your air ducts impede the flow of air throughout your system. It can also lead to clogged air filters within your air conditioning system, which in turn leads to increased airflow resistance. Your air conditioner will need to work harder in order to force air through this resistance, which will lead it to work with decreased efficiency, as well as putting unnecessary wear and tear on the system.

If your air ducts are damaged, leaking or otherwise compromised, professional duct repair can also help to greatly improve the performance of your air conditioner. All of the air that you pay to cool must pass through your ductwork system. This means that air leaks in your ducts waste energy. Your air conditioner will have to work overtime to replace this lost energy, resulting in high cooling costs despite a weaker performance.

The best way to keep your air conditioning system operating as successfully as possible is to schedule routine air conditioning maintenance service. Only when every component of your air conditioner is operating properly can you hope to get the most efficient, reliable performance possible from your AC. Contact Clean Air Act today to learn more. Our Portland, OR air conditioning technicians want to help you live more comfortably throughout the hottest time of the year.

Simple Ways you can Improve Your Air Conditioning Experience

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

During the heat of summer, you are going to need to be able to count on the great performance of your air conditioning system. If you are not completely satisfied with the performance of your air conditioning system, you do not need to completely replace your air conditioner. There are plenty of simple ways that you can improve your Beaverton, OR air conditioning experience. Here are a few tips to help you get through the cooling season comfortably. Contact Clean Air Act today with any questions that you may have. Our Beaverton, OR air conditioning technicians have the answers you need to keep things cool this summer.

First of all, head down to your local hardware store and pick up some basic weather stripping material and shrink wrap. You can install the weather stripping in your door frames to keep heat from getting into your home through the gaps. Put the shrink wrap up over your windows to improve efficiency there. If you really want to seal up your home for increased efficiency, buy some caulk and put a beading around your stationary windows.

Never underestimate how much using a few floor or ceiling fans in conjunction with your air conditioning system can help improve your comfort. Fans cost less to operate than an air conditioner, and while they cannot cool air, they can help to evenly distribute cooled air throughout your home. This will help you feel more comfortable, and you can raise the temperature at your thermostat by a few degrees, cutting down on your energy costs a bit.

Finally, remember that the best way to keep your air conditioning system operating as efficiently and reliably as possible is to schedule routine Beaverton, OR air conditioning maintenance service. When your system is well maintained, it will operate as intended. The less work your AC has to do in order to cool your home, the less energy it will require to do so.

If you are interested in learning more about effective air conditioning methods, or if you need to schedule any air conditioning services, contact Clean Air Act any time. We can help you get the most out of your air conditioning system. Call today to speak with one of our Beaverton, OR air conditioning pros.

The Benefits of Amana Air Conditioners

Monday, May 6th, 2013

Scheduling your Portland, OR air conditioning installation, repair and maintenance services is an important step in ensuring that you are able to keep your home comfortable one even the hottest days of the year. Of course, even the best air conditioning services cannot make an inferior product operate outstandingly. Pair the exceptional services you receive from the air conditioning pros at The Clean Air Act with a great product from Amana to keep your home comfortable with the efficiency and effectiveness that you deserve. Contact us today to learn more.

Why choose an Amana air conditioning system? Amana products are an American tradition. Amana was the manufacturer of the first walk-in cooler in the world. It is exactly that type of innovation and forward thinking that has kept the Amana brand at the forefront of the industry for so long. Even so, Amana is always hoping to do more to improve the quality of the incredible products that they offer. Amana strives to set the standards by which all other air conditioning products are measured, and they do so by manufacturing their systems with outstanding craftsmanship and the highest standards of excellence.

There are countless benefits in cooling your home with an Amana air conditioner. Enjoy perks such as lifetime compressor warranties that are only possible when a company has absolute faith in the quality of their product. Amana also offers a great variety of products, at different levels of efficiency, to perfectly suit any lifestyle and budget. Amana makes it easy to cool your home affordably, and thanks to the exceptional quality of our systems you can enjoy low maintenance and repair needs. With features such as two-stage compressors, R-410A chlorine free refrigerant and advanced control options, Amana truly lets you keep cool with confidence.

If you are interested in learning more about the Amana air conditioning systems available for installation in your home, call the Portland OR air conditioning pros at The Clean Air Act today. We are happy to answer any questions that you may have. Our Portland, OR air conditioning technicians are proud to offer these fine products that share the same high standards that we have for our own services.