As springtime rolls around, you could be thinking, is an AC tune-up worth it in Portland? Even if your AC unit is recently installed or was running good last season.

Here’s one approach to look at it. You wouldn’t purchase a brand-new automobile and never have to request any work for it, such as putting in fresh oil or buying new tires.

The same applies for your air conditioner. It’s equipment that needs fuel and has moving parts. Like a automobile, it can get leaks and its moving parts can malfunction.

Having your equipment checked seasonally by a Three Rivers Heating & Cooling pro can help spot little issues before they lead to large meltdowns. (And cause your system to stop working!)

Six Reasons to Tune Up Your AC in the Spring

  1. It keeps your equipment clean. Since your air conditioner is placed outdoors, it’s more vulnerable to having a buildup of dirt, leaves and other yard clippings, which can greatly affect your unit’s efficiency. While you can try our how to clean your AC guide, we recommend calling a specialist to service delicate internal parts.
  2. It keeps your system efficient. Dirt and yard refuse that accumulate inside your equipment can make it work harder and decrease airflow. Both these issues can create higher energy needs—and a higher cooling bill!
  3. It could extend your unit’s life span. A clean air conditioner is an efficient one and may even help it run for a longer period of time. That’s money that you’ll keep on your monthly electricity costs and over the years, as you won’t have to install new equipment as quickly.
  4. It helps spot little problems before they lead to big, pricey problems. During professional AC maintenance, your tech will carefully examine components and complete a set of AC performance checks. These detailed procedures often allow us to find problems before they turn into major problems that result in a pricey repair bill.
  5. It helps guarantee worry-free cooling throughout the summer. After your unit is serviced, you’ll have peace of mind realizing your unit is ready to deliver worry-free comfort. Even on the warmest days. It’s one of the smartest methods to keep your air conditioner from failing.
  6. It keeps your warranty valid. Most manufacturers call for regular maintenance to keep your warranty in place. Without this tune-up, your unit is open to advanced breakdowns and lowered efficiency.

What Does AC Maintenance Involve?

A good AC service should have an examination and maintenance work from a licensed HVAC tech. Here’s some of the services we’ll perform:

System Inspection

We’ll inspect the subsequent areas and pieces:

  • Full equipment state
  • Start-up sequence
  • Thermostat adjustment
  • Air filter
  • Blower components and airflow
  • Electrical connections
  • Condenser coil
  • Safety mechanisms
  • Supply and return temperature
  • Refrigerant pressure
  • Condensate drains


This is just a part of the services we’ll complete:

  • Put in new air filters
  • Refasten electrical connections
  • Check electrical flow
  • Lube moving components
  • Rinse condensate drains
  • Clean condenser coil

Request Your AC Service Now with Three Rivers Heating & Cooling

This week is the perfect time to schedule your AC maintenance! Give our Three Rivers Heating & Cooling pros a ring at 503-213-4433 or contact us online to request your appointment. Before we come to your residence, don’t forget to check our exclusive offers for savings on your next tune-up.