3 Simple Ways to Tell If Your AC Is Working Efficiently

August 17, 2021

An air conditioner plays a vital role in keeping your house cool throughout the summer. However, an inefficient air conditioner can unnecessarily cost you a lot of extra money while making it more difficult to keep your home feeling comfortable. Bearing a few things in mind can help you determine if your AC is working efficiently or if you need to reach out to an HVAC company to make repairs or a replacement. Here are a few ways to determine if your air conditioner is working efficiently. 1. Temperature Fluctuates Between Rooms One way to determine

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Tips for Using Your AC Efficiently

July 27, 2021

We all depend on our home AC system to keep us comfortable as summer rages on. Keeping your unit properly serviced is one of the most effective strategies for fighting back against continuing rate hikes, and it couldn’t be easier as long as you follow a few easy tips. Here are some simple ways to improve your cooling system’s efficiency. Adjust Temperatures Gradually You probably already know that cranking your thermostat to its lowest temperature doesn’t provide immediate relief. Your unit performs its cooling functions at a fixed rate and takes longer to reach a lower

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How To Clean Air Conditioning Unit

June 6, 2021

Providing the cleanest and healthiest air is the foremost responsibility of an air conditioning unit. In order to keep your air conditioner running the most efficiently, intermittent cleaning may be necessary. Here is a simple guide to cleaning your air conditioner safely and easily. 1. Cleaning the Inside of Your Air Conditioning Unit To ensure your safety from electrocution while working with your air conditioner, make sure to cut its power through your circuit breaker. After this, you will need to remove the duct tape and screws guarding the door to the internal machinery. You will

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Does Humidity Affect My Air Conditioner?

May 6, 2021

High humidity levels have a negative effect on your air conditioning system. Both indoor and outdoor humidity affect your AC. When there’s too much moisture in the air, your AC might not be able to remove enough of it to keep your home comfortable. In extreme situations, the coolness of the air blowing through the vents may not be as cold. Causes Your AC to Work Harder Central air conditioning systems are designed to remove moisture from the air, but they have their limitations. With too much humidity, they can’t keep up, and they work harder

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Should I Upgrade My Thermostat?

April 5, 2021

The rule of thumb should be to replace your thermostat when replacing or installing a new HVAC system. It’s wise to replace your thermostat whenever you replace the furnace AC unit or heat pump to match the new systems’ improvements and features. The following are some of the signs of thermostat problems that may necessitate replacement. A High Energy Bill You probably need an HVAC technician to replace your thermostat if you notice an unexplained high energy bill in your home. It could be a sign that the thermostat is overworking your heater or air conditioner.

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How Does Ductless Mini-Split System Work?

March 17, 2021

Ductless mini-split systems are an option to heat and cool your home. They have advantages over regular heating systems, such as a furnace and air conditioner. Whether it’s an option for your home depends on a few things. What Is a Ductless Mini-Split System? This system consists of an outdoor unit attached to indoor units via lines filled with refrigerant. There can be up to four indoor units attached to a single outdoor unit. The indoor units can heat and cool your home. In the summer, the refrigerant collects heat and disburses it outdoors. In the

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Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

February 16, 2021

When you turn on your heater in your home, you expect that the furnace will blow out warm air and increase the indoor temperature. Unfortunately, you realize that your heating unit is blowing cold air. Here are some of the reasons why your furnace is blowing cold air. A Tripped Breaker A tripped breaker can cause your electric furnace to blow cold air. It prevents heat from circulating through your house. Even gas furnaces have an electric starter that ignites the gas burner. If the breaker trips, your furnace may remain on, but the air it

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Does Having Indoor Plants Improve Air Quality?

January 10, 2021

There are plenty of reasons to have indoor plants. They bring greenery into your life. They reward you with a positive response when you take good care of them. Watering and feeding green indoor plants can even be used to help teach children responsibility. Studies have shown, however, that in a home environment, green plants do little to help clean the air. Indoor Air Testing Mike's Heating and Air in Albany, OR, will test the air quality in your home and make recommendations for improvements. It is an easy, first step for you to take toward better health of

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Ways to Avoid Damaging Your Heating System

December 18, 2020

It can cost hundreds or thousands of dollars to repair or to replace a heating system component. Therefore, it is in your best interest to take proactive steps to ensure that your furnace or heat pump remains in good condition at all times. Let’s take a closer look at how you can avoid damage to these or other related items. Change Furnace Filters Regularly Clogged air filters can cause dust, dirt, and other debris to accumulate on fan blades, motors, or other internal parts. The extra weight that these particles add to these parts may

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Things to Look for When Hiring a Heating Repair Company

November 18, 2020

Not all heating repair companies are the same. There are some things to look for that will save you time and aggravation. Thoroughly Inspects the System Before Starting Repairs A good heating repair company will thoroughly inspect your system before starting to work on your equipment. They’ll find the root cause of the problem, so they know what steps need to be taken to fix it. The technician will explain the problem to you and be willing to answer any questions you may have. Offers Value Instead of the Cheapest Price It’s

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