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How to Keep Your Air Conditioner from Failing

June 24, 2019

One unpleasant surprise that can ruin a warm summer’s day in Portland is a failing air conditioner. Your space is typically the cool place you rest when you’ve had enough of the heat outdoors. But when it’s actually WARMER inside than it is outside, it can be a pretty sad situation. This state calls for an air conditioning service, and you’ve got more fun things to do with your summer days than wait for your AC to get fixed. So, how can you prevent an air conditioner failure and take full advantage of your summer? The key to avoiding a failure and the expected air conditioning service appointment is to be proactive! Instead of an emergency air conditioning service, why not plan ahead and arrange preventive maintenance?

A preventive AC maintenance appointment performed by the experts at Three Rivers Heating & Cooling is your first and strongest line of defense against many problems that can cause an AC failure—and the resulting miserable summer days. We’ll ensure that everything is operating as it should and check for things that could be potential problems later on. We’ll take care of those budding problems before they grow into costlier problems that leave you in the boiling heat of summer.

Some other things you can do to help keep your air conditioner operating as it should are:

  • Regularly checking and replacing your air filter to keep air flowing efficiently through your house.
  • Confirming your AC equipment isn’t blocked by any plant life or debris. Check to ensure that your air returns aren’t covered by furniture or drapery or anything else that could impact airflow. The harder your AC has to work, the less efficient it’ll be—and the more likely it’ll be to break down prematurely.

Before things heat up this summer, call Three Rivers Heating & Cooling to make sure your AC is primed for the challenge! You’ll be happy you did. Call our team at 503-213-4433 to book a routine air conditioning service to keep your AC in optimal shape and to keep your home cool throughout summer. If you find it easier, you can also book an appointment with us online.