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An August AC Cooling Dive? Let’s See What’s Wrong

Monday, August 20th, 2018

flushed-man-in-front-of-fanAugust is often the hottest month we get here in Oregon, and it’s unfortunately also the time when air conditioning systems are most likely to suffer from a breakdown. In August, an air conditioner has already been putting in immense amounts of work for a few months, so even with the best in regular maintenance a cooling system may experience a major failure and stop cooling.

If you find yourself in this situation, you’ll want repairs for your valuable air conditioning in Salem, OR, from experienced professionals. This isn’t a problem you can fix on your own, and letting an amateur attempt the repairs can end up creating a more expensive problem. Below are some of the reasons for a failed AC at this time of year to give you an idea of the scope of the problem.

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5 Things We Want Everyone to Know About Air Conditioning

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

checkmark-greenAir conditioning is so common today that people tend to take it for granted. On a hot summer day, you can walk into a business and find yourself in an oasis of cool. You can switch on your home’s AC on the same day and enjoy the most relaxing summer possible. It’s almost like magic.

Except it’s not. In many ways, it’s more interesting than magic.

Allow us to pull back the curtain and open up the magician’s kit and show you some important basics about “AC magic.” Below are 5 facts about air conditioning that we wish everyone knew—because it makes it easier to take care of an AC system.

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This May Be the Reason Your AC Overheated

Monday, July 9th, 2018

thermometer-going-redAn air conditioning system is designed to tackle the heat—but like any piece of machinery, it can overheat and stop working. Just like you wouldn’t want your car’s engine to overheat while you’re on a long drive, you don’t want your AC to overheat during a sweltering summer day.

If your air conditioner has overheated and tripped a circuit breaker, we recommend you call us to service your air conditioning in Salem, OR right away. We offer 24-hour emergency service, and our trained technicians can get to the bottom of what’s wrong quickly and fix it. You definitely need pros for this service because there are a variety of reasons an air conditioner may overheat, and it takes trained technicians to figure out exactly what it is that must be fixed.

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Reasons You May Have Uneven Cooling

Monday, June 11th, 2018

flushed-man-in-front-of-fanIs your air conditioning system running, but isn’t spread cooling around the house the way it should? Uneven cooling like this is a common trouble people encounter with ACs. There are many different possible causes, ranging from small glitches to serious problems that require installing a new air conditioner. Below we’re going to examine a few of the possible sources for an air conditioner that isn’t giving you even cooling this summer.

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It’s Already Time for an Air Conditioning Tune-Up

Monday, March 19th, 2018

schedule-service-reminderThis is the first official week of spring. That doesn’t mean the weather in Oregon instantly warms up, as anybody who’s lived here for even a year knows. We’ll still experience heavy rains and cool days. But summer is not far off, and the arrival of spring is an important reminder to have your home prepared for the hot weather. That means it’s time to arrange for a tune-up for your home’s central air conditioning system.

Is This Really Necessary Each Year?

No, it’s not necessary. Your air conditioner may continue to work through the summer without having this professional service. But it’s strongly recommended by HVAC contractors and HVAC manufacturers, as well as the U.S. Department of Energy. If you want to receive the best performance and service life from your air conditioner, make sure it receives professional maintenance each spring.

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How to Protect Your Air Conditioner over Winter

Monday, October 30th, 2017

iced-over-acYou’ve probably run your home’s air conditioning for the last time this year. The fall Oregon weather is definitely here, and the cold weather will be sticking around until spring. Time to arrange for your annual heating maintenance with our team if you haven’t done so already.

Your AC won’t need to have its regular check-up and tune-up until spring, but it does need some special attention as it concludes its service for another year. “Winterizing” your air conditioning system isn’t complicated, and it will reward you with protecting the system from potential damage, extending its service life and making sure it has an easy time running whenever it turns on again to cool your home.

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Will Air Filters Create Trouble for My Air Conditioner?

Monday, October 16th, 2017

pleated-air-filterYou may have heard about the problems of low indoor air quality in many homes. These aren’t alarmist warnings: the EPA has determined that poor IAQ in buildings is a significant health hazard across the country. In fact, the air inside a building—and this includes your cozy, happy home—can be as much as three to four times worse than the air outside.

One of the basic solutions to poor IAQ for a home is to remove harmful particles moving through the ventilation system with a set of air filters. It takes special filters dedicated to air quality improvements for this job. But this raises a concern that the filters may end up making the air conditioner’s job harder (and eventually the heater’s job). Is there any truth to this?

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Why You Shouldn’t Attempt AC Repairs on Your Own

Monday, June 12th, 2017

tools-on-ac-unitWe live in a “do-it-yourself” culture, and much of that is the responsibility—some would say the fault—of the Internet. Anyone today can type a few terms into a search engine on topics as diverse as gardening to automotive repair and come away with a handy-dandy lists of “surefire” tips for how to take care of that [fill in the blank] problem without needing to pay a professional to do it.

With some jobs, a bit of knowledge and some hard work is all it takes to be able to “do it yourself.” But DIY culture unfortunately often leads people astray so they attempt to handle tasks that only professionals can do properly. One of these tasks is air conditioning system repair.

Air conditioners are a part of everyday life during summers, so it’s only natural people would want to attempt to fix faulty ones on their own. It seems like it would save money and time. But it won’t: it will likely waste both and have even larger consequences. No matter what type of air conditioning system your home relies on, only trained and licensed professionals like ours should tackle repairs, regardless of how “minor” they may seem.

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March Is the Time to Schedule Air Conditioning Maintenance

Monday, March 6th, 2017

schedule-service-reminderThere’s an old saying, dating back to at least the 17th century: “March enters like a lamb, leaves like a lion.” Or it might be “enters like a lion, leaves like a lamb.” You see both. But the message is the same: March is arguably the most unpredictable month for weather. Most of March is still officially winter, but the movement toward warmer weather has started. Your HVAC systems have to be ready for any shift in temperature extremes.

Regardless of the swings in March weather, for HVAC technicians this is the month to start working on air conditioning maintenance. Steady warm weather followed by hot weather isn’t far away. Homeowners who have their cooling systems inspected and tuned-up this time of year will be well-situated for the first heat wave.

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End-of-Summer: Here Are Some AC Repairs You Might Need

Monday, August 29th, 2016

The last month of summer is the time when air conditioning systems face their most stern challenge: wearing down. Your home’s air conditioner has probably already put in a few solid months of work to provide the household with comfort, and now the work strain might start to catch up with it. The end of summer is usually not noticeably cooler than the middle of the season, so your air conditioner won’t receive much of a break—making it more likely to suffer a malfunction because of the strain. Even with maintenance done in the spring, an AC can still hit a snag during the home stretch.

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