3 Ways You Can Take Care of Your Air Conditioner this Fall

Portland enjoys moderately warm, sunny weather during summer with mild, rainy winters. Despite the area’s temperate climate, it is still critical that your air conditioner unit be maintained after the summer ends. Here are three ways you can keep your A/C maintained this autumn:

  • Clear any overgrown plants away from the condenser unit’s coils. Any accumulation of debris, such as matted grasses or dead leaves, can cause the A/C to work inefficiently, failing to keep your home cool and increasing your power bill. Clearing away the plants may not require professional help, but a HVAC technician coming for an annual service visit can take care of it for you if you prefer.
  • Once the coils are accessible, examine the condenser and evaporator coils for any accumulated dirt. These will also make the system run inefficiently. Generally, coils should be cleaned once a year. Our comprehensive service club agreements give homeowners peace of mind and make it easy to let us come and take care of it.
  • Look at the air filters to see if they need to be cleaned or replaced. Some systems need new filters as frequently as six times a year.

These three simple tips can help you keep your air conditioner running at peak performance and save you money. For additional suggestions about keeping your Portland home comfortable year-round, contact Roth Heating & Cooling today. We have been taking care of Portland residents for more than four decades and look forward to being able to help you.