Have you ever heard the saying, “Out of sight, out of mind”? Unfortunately, that statement rings true this time of year when it comes to air conditioner maintenance. Portland residents are enjoying the spring weather, and the A/C unit is probably the furthest thing from their minds. That can cause problems down the road.
Cooling the air in your home consumes well over 40 percent of your household energy usage in the hot summer months. This number can be even higher if your A/C is inefficient, which it will be if you don’t get a precision tuneup every year.
Here are some of the key components that need annual maintenance:
- Clean and adjust blower components.
- Tighten all electrical connections and lubricate all moving parts.
- Remove buildup from all coils and drains.
- Clean or replace all filters.
- Test safeties.
- Measure temperature drops across coils.
- Clean and check all the burner, fuel source and/or heat exchanger.
- Clean equipment cabinets.
- Assess the overall condition of the unit for any signs of wear or damage.
Our technicians will also check your thermostat for accuracy and can advise you on the most efficient temperature settings for the Oregon climate. You will save significantly on energy costs and you will also have peace of mind, knowing that your air conditioner is in good shape.
The last thing you want is to have a surprise breakdown in the middle of July and, if your luck is like mine, it will happen on a 102-degree day. Breakdowns are extremely inconvenient but, what most people don’t realize, is that A/C service is in high demand during summer months so prices are often much higher than they would be during the spring. You may even be forced to call a technician out during night or weekend hours, which is an even higher rate and it will all be because you didn’t get the necessary spring precision tuneup.
To schedule your precision tuneup before the summer heat arrives, contact Roth Heating & Cooling. We’ve been serving the Portland area for more than 35 years with an unmatched dedication to customer service.