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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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Air Conditioning Services to Help Lower Your Cooling Costs

Monday, June 25th, 2018

money-saving-piggy-bankIf you cringe at the thought of looking at your electrical bills during the summer, this post is for you. Running the AC during the hot months places an enormous demand on the electrical system. The air conditioner’s compressor motor is extremely powerful (it has to turn liquid refrigerant into gas, after all) and it creates a noticeable spike in electrical costs when it runs. There’s no way to avoid running the compressor if you want cooling from the AC—but you can find ways to run the compressor less often.

There are many simple steps you can take to reduce AC use: close blinds during the day, run the fan only, keep the thermostat around 78°F, reduce the use of larger appliances during peak heat. But in this post, we’re looking specifically at AC services our professionals provide that can make a big difference in summer cooling costs.

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Early Warning Signs You’ve Got AC Trouble

Monday, May 28th, 2018

air-conditioner-compressorsIf you’ve already arranged for a complete tune-up and inspection for your home’s air conditioner with our professionals, you should have a cooling system that’s ready for the summer weather. But there’s no way to stop all problems that might plague an air conditioner when it’s working. The best way to deal with potential malfunctions in an air conditioner is to know the early warning signs. That way you’ll be able to call for air conditioning repair in Salem, OR in time to have the issue corrected when it’s still small and before it can spread to create other malfunctions.

What should you watch for? Here are a few early signs of caution that it’s time to call our repair team:

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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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Is It Okay if I Leave AC Repairs for Next Spring?

Monday, September 18th, 2017

air-conditioner-repairsIf you’re asking this question, it’s probably because you’ve noticed something wrong with your central air conditioning system, but it isn’t affecting cooling performance. It may be an odd grinding noise, the compressor starting and stopping more often than normal, ice appearing along the evaporator coil, an odd odor from the vents, or hot spots in some of the rooms. With fall officially starting and our cool season about to set in, you want to know if it’s really worth it to schedule repairs with HVAC technicians for the last couple weeks of warm weather.

The answer is: Yes! It’s not only worth it, it can save you money and a lot of discomfort in the long and short-term. Air conditioner repairs should be handled as soon as possible after they’re noticed, no matter how outwardly minor they may seem. Call our Eugene, OR air conditioning repair professionals—anywhere you are in Oregon!—and we’ll see that your AC doesn’t end the hot season on a sour note that will lead to later trouble.

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Sign Up for Commercial HVAC Maintenance with Us

Monday, April 17th, 2017

serviving-three-rooftop-unitsDuring spring is the time when we emphasize to our customers how vital regular HVAC maintenance is. Preparing for the approaching hot weather with an inspection and tune-up for the air conditioning system is the essential way to prevent repair troubles, energy waste, and shortened equipment life.

This maintenance isn’t only for homeowners. It’s doubly important for a commercial space, no matter its size or function. Proper air conditioning not only handles comfort for employees, customers, clientele, tenants, etc. but is key to protecting equipment from overheating and helping with process. Where a home only needs worry about the comfort of a few people, a business must concern itself with the comfort of many—and that includes many of the machines inside.

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Time to Test Your AC (And See if It Needs Fixing)

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

wall-clockIn our last two blog posts, we looked over the benefits of spring maintenance for an air conditioner and why it’s important to schedule it this time of year. As important as professional maintenance is, however, you still need to do testing of your own before the summer heat arrives. You don’t want to be surprised when you turn on your air conditioner for the first time during the year and find that it’s failed. Yes, even with regular maintenance, this can happen. We recommend you take your air conditioner for a test run during the spring to catch any lingering troubles early on.

Pick a day with cool or warm outdoor temperatures when you won’t mind having the air conditioner running for an hour or so, but when you don’t actually need it for comfort. Turn it on, and then take some time to watch for faults, small and large, that indicate you should contact our HVAC technicians for air conditioning repair in Eugene, OR or elsewhere in the state. Below are some behaviors to watch for that are warnings about malfunctions or a system that’s aging rapidly.

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