Happy May Everyone!!!!
If you are like us it has been the weirdest spring ever. Snow in April, rain, and now you throw in a couple of hot days and we are all totally confused as to what time of year it is. Thank goodness for our sons baseball to keep us on track!!! 🙂 The Pacific Northwest weather is just so unpredictable.
The great thing about Oregon weather is that you never know if next week we might be hitting the big 85 degree days!!! This is why it is very important to have your air conditioner maintained on a regular basis. This way when you come home from sitting outside for three hours at a baseball game, you can walk into your nicely cooled house and know that your equipment is running smoothly and operating top notch!!!
Do you ever wonder what our techs do when they come out to your home for your yearly maintenance check up? There is a couple of things that should always be done.
Cooling Specific Check Up:
1. Clean evaporator and condenser air conditioning coils. Dirty coils reduce the system’s ability to cool your home and cause the system to run longer, increasing energy costs and reducing the life of the equipment.
2. Check your central air conditioner’s refrigerant level and adjust if necessary. Too much or too little refrigerant will make your system less efficient increasing energy costs and reducing the life of the equipment.
3. Clean and adjust blower components to provide proper system airflow for greater comfort levels. Airflow problems can reduce your system’s efficiency by up to 15 percent.
There are also a couple of things that you can do yourself:
Inspect, clean, or change air filters once a month in your central air conditioner, furnace, and/or heat pump. We are more than happy to show you how to do this. A dirty filter can increase energy costs and damage your equipment, leading to early failure.
***** Just a little sidenote – Changing of those filters will really help with seasonal allergies. We have dogs, kids, grass and I can tell when I haven’t gone out to change my filter. I just put a little reminder on the calendar to make sure we change them every month.
So, are you ready for your Air Conditioner Check Up??? It’s a great value to your home, equipment and air quality.
Remember Comfort Zone Heating & AC, Inc is a proud Trady Alley with Energy Star of Oregon
Have a wonderful spring!!!!