Archive for March, 2016

Does Your Air Conditioner Need to Be Replaced?

Monday, March 28th, 2016

Spring is here, and summer will be along before you know it. Here in Milwaukie, OR, that means you should give your air conditioner a thorough look and determine whether it needs any help before temperatures get too high. If you have an older air conditioner that’s having problems, you may be wondering if you should replace it with a new one, or simply fix it up as best you can and power through another summer or two with it. A good technician can provide advice, but only you can determine when your air conditioner is ready to be put out to pasture. We used three general guidelines to help homeowners make that determination. (more…)

Getting a New Air Conditioner? Size Your Home First

Monday, March 21st, 2016

This is the right time of year to replace an older air conditioning system with a new one. The winter cold is fleeing here in Oregon City, OR and other nearby towns, but temperatures are still pretty cool and chances are you won’t need your air conditioner on a regular basis for a couple of months. That gives you lots of time to properly plan for a new air conditioning installation, including selecting a model and evaluating its features. Among the most important considerations during this process is sizing the new air conditioner’s power levels to make sure it fits your home. A trained technician can help you with the ins and outs. (more…)

Signs You Need Duct Repair

Monday, March 14th, 2016

Your ducts serve an important purpose in your air conditioning and heating system: carrying the heated and cooled air from your system to the various corners of your home. Since they don’t have moving parts, they rarely break down, but they can suffer damage. Breaches can open up with connecting sections or when the primary length of duct is damaged from animals or other factors. When that happens, you need a trained service to come to your Portland, OR home and fix the issue, but first, you need to spot the signs you need duct repair. Here’s a quick breakdown. (more…)

Prep Your Air Conditioner for the Spring

Monday, March 7th, 2016

This time of year, we like to instruct our clients to start to prepare their air conditioners for the summer season ahead. We’re still in the last stages of winter, but getting your AC system ready now will avoid having to rush around before an unexpected heat wave and ensure that your system is ready to go. The best way to do so here in Clackamas, OR is to schedule a maintenance session from a trained professional. It will clear out the cobwebs and help your system perform at maximum efficiency, as well as spotting any potential repair issues before you have need of your air conditioner. In addition to the professional touch, there are a few steps you yourself can take to prep your air conditioner for spring. Here’s a pair of them to think about. (more…)