Clawson Heating & Air Conditioning Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

Meet the Mini HVAC Wonder: The Ductless Mini Split

Monday, September 18th, 2023

If you’re tired of having a central air conditioner and want to try something new, a ductless mini split is definitely the way to go. When your current unit is reaching the end of its life and it’s time to invest in a replacement, schedule an appointment with our team to complete an in-home assessment for a ductless mini split HVAC system.

Ductless mini splits in Portland, OR, are gaining popularity. And for a good reason! A ductless mini split offers a variety of benefits. You can keep reading to learn more about ductless mini splits, including a couple of downsides that you also need to consider before making the investment.

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Heatwaves in Oregon: It’s Time to Get AC Installed

Monday, August 21st, 2023

Here in the Pacific Northwest, we’ve seen many days of extreme heat with temperatures in the triple digits. Unfortunately, many homes in Oregon aren’t equipped with central air conditioners. If you’re one of those homeowners, now is a great time to invest in a whole house system that’ll keep your home safe, cool, and comfortable for the rest of the summer and many summers to come.

If you have any questions about air conditioning installation in Oregon City, OR, our team is always here to help. We can schedule an in-home assessment and help you choose the perfect solution for your unique needs. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of a whole home air conditioner and why now is a great time to invest in one.

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5 AC Noises You Don’t Want to Hear

Monday, August 7th, 2023

Your air conditioner makes very few sounds as a part of normal operation. And the sounds you do hear should be neither loud nor alarming. If you do you hear any unusual sounds coming from your air conditioner, that should be a red flag. 

It’s time to schedule air conditioning repair in Gresham, OR. You can give our team a call today if you have any concerns about how your air conditioner is operating based on unusual sounds you’ve heard. You can also keep reading to learn more about the top five AC noises we get calls about and what they mean for your air conditioner.

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Refrigerant Leaks Indicate An AC Repair Need

Monday, July 24th, 2023

Your air conditioner uses refrigerant to cool the air down before blowing it into your house as a method of cooling. However, it is not uncommon for refrigerant lines to have leaks. If you suspect that your air conditioner has a refrigerant leak, call right away to schedule a service appointment for AC repair in Happy Valley, OR.

Our team are the HVAC experts in our area and we would love to help you with all of your air conditioning needs. You can keep reading to learn more about the signs you have a refrigerant leak and why a leak can be so dangerous for your home and family.

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Best Practices For Using Your New AC

Monday, July 10th, 2023

When you get a new air conditioner, you want to take excellent care of it from day one. How you care for your AC in its early days will have a huge impact on how well it operates over its entire lifespan. Plus, you’re establishing great habits that will help ensure you take good care of your AC consistently over the years. 

We have maintenance tips that can help you maximize energy efficiency and help your air conditioner last for longer than average. If you need air conditioning installation in Lake Oswego, OR, give our team a call. In the meantime, you can keep reading to learn about the best practices for taking care of your AC from day one.

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3 Things To Understand About Your Ductless HVAC

Monday, June 26th, 2023

So, you have a ductless air conditioner installed in your home. These systems are fantastic and can save you a lot on your monthly energy bills, but there are a few things you need to know.

If you have a ductless HVAC in Portland, OR, and aren’t sure how to take the best care of it, our team can help with some of our tips and tricks. You can keep reading to learn more about the top three things we tell all of our clients about ductless air conditioning. Then give us a call to schedule your ductless air conditioning maintenance and repair appointments. 

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When Is It Time to Replace Your Air Conditioner?

Monday, September 19th, 2022

No one wants to replace their air conditioner, but the time will come for every property. In general, you can expect an HVAC system to last at least 10-15 years. Some may last up to 20 years. How much the system is used and how consistent you are with filter changes and annual maintenance service will impact the life of the air conditioner tremendously. 

If you think your turn to schedule HVAC replacement in Gresham, OR, is coming soon, it helps to understand the warning signs that your system’s life is nearing its end. The more you pay attention to how your air conditioner is operating, the more time you may have to prepare for the cost of AC replacement. 

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“Can Too Much High Heat Overwork My AC?”

Monday, August 22nd, 2022

One of the most common questions we get during the summer, especially during a prolonged heatwave, is “Can too much high heat overwork my AC?” The answer to this question is, “Yes and no.”

Here’s the thing… if you have your air conditioner regularly maintained each year, and you set it to a reasonable temperature, it should be able to work just as it’s intended to, without much trouble.

This means you should be calling for professional AC maintenance at least once a year… if you have a heat pump system then you’ll want professional maintenance done twice a year to keep it in good shape.

Maintenance allows our technicians to comprehensively inspect, clean, and adjust the components that need it to keep it operating as efficiently and effectively as possible, for as long as possible.

Back to the question of high heat and whether or not it can “overwork” your air conditioner… it is possible. Air conditioners do have their limits, but maybe not in the way you would think. It’s all about the temperature differential. Read on to learn what this is!

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What Size Should Your New AC Be?

Monday, August 8th, 2022

When you read a question like this blog post proposes, your thought may be “Well, I will just buy the biggest one I can afford.”

After all, bigger means more powerful, right? It does, but this may not actually be the right choice for your home.

There are actually two problems with this assumption.

  1. When we talk about an air conditioner’s “size” we aren’t talking about just it’s width and height. We’re talking about its tonnage.
  2. Bigger doesn’t always mean better–an air conditioner can actually be too big for your home.

We’re going to talk about your air conditioner’s tonnage today. What it means, why it matters, and the importance of having a professional determine all of this for you to help you make an educated decision the “size” of air conditioner you should get. Read on!

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Why You Might Want to Go Ductless This Summer

Monday, July 11th, 2022

Have you always been using a standard central air conditioner for your home cooling? There’s nothing inherently wrong with this, of course! In fact, today’s models of central air conditioners are far more efficient than those of even the last decade, and systems being developed in 2023 and beyond will be even moreso.

That said, as great as central air conditioners are, this is not your only option for cooling. You may be ready to consider the installation of a ductless air conditioner. Read on to learn about the numerous benefits of such a system.

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