My air conditioning isn’t keeping up with the heat: is there something wrong?

Summer has arrived and that means that Oregonians will be facing some warm days in the next couple of months. There’s nothing more frustrating during a hot summer to realize that the air conditioning that you’re relying on to keep you cool and comfortable isn’t able to keep up with the demand that you have to keep your house cold. So, what’s going wrong with it? There can be several reasons.

Reason #1: The outdoor unit needs to be cleaned well.
Oftentimes, outdoor HVAC units will collect debris and dirt along the surface and sometimes even inside. If this begins to build up over time, the coil will not be able to cool the refrigerant by releasing the heat.  It is important for your air conditioner to receive annual maintenance that will keep your equipment in peak working condition so you will stay comfortable in your home all year long.

Reason #2: The air filter needs replacing.
If you don’t regularly change your air filter, debris will get caught and start slowing down the airflow. This will affect how the unit cools your home and if the filter is not replaced, it could even cause damage if left unattended for months on end. We recommend that you change your filter every 1 to 2 months depending on the type of filter you have and if you run your fan continuously.

Reason #3: Your unit is the wrong size.
If you’re not staying cool, the air conditioning unit that you have may not be big enough to cool your whole house. We’re happy to come out and take a look at your system and be sure that what you have is adequate. If not, we can offer some options for a new system that will fit your budget.

Reason #4: The system is losing refrigerant.
To keep your unit working properly, you will need to have the refrigerant stay at the same level. If it’s leaking, the unit will not be able to maintain cooling efficiently. And worst of all, dropping levels of refrigerant can cause damage to the internal components, which could be very expensive to fix.

Temperatures are going to start rising fast, so now is the time to get your air conditioner looked at. Whether your home or commercial office is located in Portland, Tigard, Tualatin, Beaverton, Lake Oswego, Wilsonville, or Sherwood, our team of experienced technicians is ready to take a look at your system to see what’s going on. If it needs repair, you can count on us to fix it. If it’s a new system you need, you can count on us to install the system that fits your needs and most importantly, your budget! Call us today for a no-pressure appointment so we can help provide you with options.

Recent Commercial Project: Oregon City Brewing

Love craft beer? Oregon is famous for the incredible breweries around the area and it seems like everywhere you turn, there is a new brewery to try out. Each one is unique and produces one-of-a-kind beer. Oregon City Brewing Company is one of these great Oregon breweries and now, customers can enjoy the Tap Room in comfort. Our installation team was recently over there expending Heat Pumps to keep the cool air inside during the hot summer months and the warm air inside during the winter. We installed 2 ductless heat pumps that were 2 tons each. Their existing systems would not keep up when the weather was warm and they would have lost business during the peak summer tasting season. By adding these outstanding new units, they will be able to accommodate large crowds in hot weather and keep the beer flowing for customers from all over Oregon!

Here are some recent pictures of the completed job:

Do you have a commercial business, office space, restaurant, or accessory dwelling unit (ADU) that could benefit from a ductless heat pump? Ductless heat pumps are incredibly efficient and do the job of both heating and cooling throughout the year. You will not only feel more comfortable, but your utility costs will go down by using a new, energy efficient system.

Learn more about our commercial HVAC services here and contact our team of professionals to talk about what options you have for your commercial business space.

Here are the pictures of the completed job!