As our winter days come to an end, and we start to see that beautiful Pacific Northwest sunshine, it’s easy to start dreaming of spring. Does this weather get you into the spring cleaning mood? Cleaning the kitchen, going through that mound of winter clothing that has piled up in your closet, or just packing away items that haven’t been used in a while is a great way to start your spring. Did you know that it’s not too early to begin thinking about your cooling system for the summer? It may seem distant now, but preparedness through yearly maintenance on your cooling unit may help prevent breakdowns in the middle of the intense summer heat. A home comfort system that is not operating properly, or in need of its annual maintenance may be using more energy and may not cool your home well. Older home comfort systems can cost twice as much to operate compared to new higher efficiency systems that are available today. If you maintain your equipment well, you will help prevent future problems and unexpected costs down the road.
This will be a warm summer here in the Portland Metropolitan area. Let A-TEMP Heating & Cooling keep you comfortable in your own home. Homeowners are looking for ways to easily and more efficiently cool their homes during the summer months. Here are two solutions we have to offer:
1. Schedule a preventative maintenance on your existing air conditioner or heat pump.
2. Replace your air conditioner or heat pump if it is antiquated.
You may ask yourself: “Do I really need to have my air conditioning system serviced this year? I just did it last year”.
It is important to understand what you will be risking if you choose not to have your equipment maintained. Did you know the layer on your indoor coils and dirt on your outside coils can represent approximately 30% of a cooling bill? This is in extreme cases, but a number of our service calls could have been prevented with proper maintenance. It will allow you to have peace of mind that your equipment is operating at its optimal efficiency.
If your air conditioner or heat pump is older, using too much electricity, causes you anxiety or doesn’t keep up, it may be time to replace your equipment.
If you do not have a current cooling system, this would be an opportune time to purchase a new air conditioner or heat pump.