Will Your A/C Last The Summer? Some Clues

With summer right around the corner here in the Portland area, it may be a good idea to make sure your air-conditioning system can keep you cool through the warm months. The last thing you want is to have your A/C go out in the middle of summer. It is important that you check your cooling device now, before you have a problem.

The first thing you need to check is your air conditioner’s air filters. Dirty filters can decrease your air conditioning unit’s efficiency and lead to higher bills. Ideally, air filters should be changed once every 30 days.

Next, check your unit’s coils. If the air conditioner has dirty coils, the air produced by your air conditioning unit will be less cool. Cleaning your unit’s coils can be dangerous and it would be in your best interest to seek professional help.

Your air conditioner also needs Freon to keep the air cool. Your air conditioning unit should only have to be charged with Freon once per year. If it needs more than that, you probably have a leak. If you do determine that your air conditioner has a leak, you need to contact professionals like Roth Heating & Cooling, Plumbing, Electrical, Drain Services for expert advice.

Other things that should be considered when evaluating how much longer your air conditioner will last are:

  • Your unit is more than 10 years old.
  • Your unit constantly needs repairs.
  • Rooms in your home have an imbalance in temperatures.
  • Your air conditioning unit makes loud noises.

If any you have any of these problems mentioned above, please contact Roth Heating & Cooling, Plumbing, Electrical, Drain Services for more information.

Making sure your air conditioner is running properly is an important task that should be carried out before each summer. The last thing you want is to have your AC unit give out on you in the middle of summer. Take the precautionary steps now to make sure that doesn’t happen. Call or contact our professionals today at (503) 994-9924 to find out if you need a new air conditioner.