Air Conditioning Season Tips

Air Conditioner

Happy Memorial Day Weekend Everyone!!

If you happen to live anywhere in the Portland, Gresham, Troutdale or even little ol Sandy, we are experiencing the wonderful spring rain this weekend! That’s ok with me though, it’s actually the first weekend we get to slow down and enjoy just being a family. It also means for my husband and I to start preparing for summer fun! You never know when the HOT weather is going to strike and we like to be prepared by having all of our home chores done so we can enjoy the heat when it shows up!!

One of the first things we get done is cleaning and changing all our filters. After being closed in all winter, the air quality in home could use a little refreshing. 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.

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 Trade Alley with Energy Star of Oregon and of course a proud member of the BBB!!!

Have a wonderful spring – enjoy!!!

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