When in doubt, ask the expert. That’s the slogan that we use at Three Rivers Heating & Cooling, especially if people come to us and talk about how they are in new territory with their heating and cooling equipment. Most people in Portland do not have the knowledge or desire to have the knowledge to personally fix their air conditioner. That’s why our professionals at Three Rivers Heating & Cooling are here to help with any service needs you may have.
I know what you’re thinking – it doesn’t hurt to try to a little DIY air conditioner maintenance if you save a few dollars. Here are a few of the things that our experts have spent years practicing and perfecting, demonstrating why having a professional handle your heating and cooling system is so important:
- Cleaning the coils. Dust and dirt accumulates and piles up as time goes on on both your interior and outdoor coils in your system. This can decrease the efficiency of your system and could even cause your internal coil to freeze. Cleaning these are no simple procedure and involve a bit of expertise.
- Inspecting the electrical connections. Screws and connectors always have the potential to come loose and create some major damage to the electric parts of your system. Our experts will look for these connections and sidestep blowing out your motors, compressors and control panels.
- Checking the filter. Dirty filters are one of the most common causes for obstructed or inefficient airflow in your home, because they make it harder for your system to bring air through it. Indoor air quality is very crucial to the health and safety of your family and should be tested frequently.
- Checking for proper refrigerant charge. Having appropriate refrigerant amounts guarantees that your system is operating as it should. Too much refrigerant or too little refrigerant means that your system will be operating harder than it needs to, lowering the efficiency and maybe even stunting the lifetime of your system.
There are a few steps that you can take in several places to increase the productivity of your heating and cooling system, like using a programmable thermostat, but there are also some problems that should be left to the pros. Reach the team at Three Rivers Heating & Cooling and hear about all the services they can deliver to ensure that your air conditioner is running well this year. Give us a call at 503-213-4433 to schedule an appointment with us.