Portland ac and furnace cleaning service
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The Benefits of a Portland ac and furnace cleaning service
When you call Willard Power Vac‘s Portland AC & furnace cleaning service to clean your furnace or air conditioning unit, we pride ourselves on doing complete HVAC system cleaning. That means we don’t leave you with any part of your system that is dirty – we don’t do half a job.
Since all the air that passes through the duct work has to run through these units, they are essential components to consider cleaning in order to achieve total air quality throughout the entire system.
Beyond air quality, there is also a significant air flow concern when your furnace and AC coils get contaminated with a high amount of dirt.
A set of air conditioning coils is made up of hundreds of paper-thin fins that are spaced about 1/8 of an inch apart from one another. When dust, dirt, and debris build up on these coils over time, it restricts airflow in a big way. When airflow is restricted in your system, it causes the unit to work much harder and subsequently decreases the efficiency of your HVAC system.
The benefit of our complete Portland AC & furnace cleaning service is well worth the cost. We make sure every internal part of the furnace is clean:
- Blower compartment
- Fan blades
- Heat exchanger
and and any other section we can get access to. With air conditioning coils, we remove all the dirt, dust, and debris from the surface of the coils, as well as in between the fins that make up each face. Of course, our technicians will be honest, inspecting and advising before moving forward with any cleaning.
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Why Your AC May Be Freezing Up
Is your air conditioning unit freezing up?
Maybe you’ve just started experiencing one or two of the symptoms, like a reduction in air flow. Right now you may think it’s merely an irritating problem. But that irritating problem can be costly if you don’t take immediate steps. Often the solution is easier than dealing with the problem itself. It could simply be a problem with your air ducts. An easy solution if you know what to look for.
So here are some tips to help prevent air conditioner freezing on you.
Why Air Conditioner Freezing Occurs
Many of the signs that your air conditioner is having problems are so subtle you may not even notice them. Which is why it’s so important to be diligent and know the warning signs.
Why? Because otherwise, it can lead to irreversible damage to your system’s compressor.
So here are the first signs your air conditioner is freezing up on you.
- Your A/C suddenly doesn’t work as well as it used to – both the output is less and the air is warmer than it should be when the unit is on
- You are having unusually large amounts of drainage coming from the air conditioning unit
- Your air conditioning unit is constantly running
If any of these signs are noticeable, take action immediately. Your first step will be to turn off the air conditioner.
What To Do When Air Conditioner Freezing Happens
There are several steps to take when doing an inspection to see what’s going on with your air conditioner.
If there is ice within the air conditioner, turn off the air conditioner and turn on the fan to defrost the unit.
Air Flow Issues
This is a common issue. When anything stops, blocks, or restricts the air from moving over the cooling coils, it gets too cold and condensation and moisture build up.
Here’s how to tell if your air conditioner has air flow issues.
- Your air filters are dirty. To prevent this (and allergies) from happening, simply clean your air filters once a month.
- Your supply vents are closed. Keep them open to keep air flowing properly.
- Your grills are covered. Keep your air conditioner away from drapes, curtains, or anything else that can prevent air from circulating properly.
- Dirt on the evaporator coil.
- Ductwork not properly sized.
Indoor Evaporator Coil Is Frozen
This is also common. If you suspect ice, turn off the air conditioner and turn on the fan to help speed up defrosting the unit. Do NOT turn on the a/c until a professional has taken a look at it.
Signs the coil is frozen:
- Ice buildup on the outdoor refrigerant line or on the evaporator coil.
- Condensation or large amounts of drainage is noticeable.
You’re a Human Polar Bear
Another possible reason is that it’s simply too cold outside. If you’re running your air conditioner when it’s colder than 62 degrees outside, the pressure inside your system will drop and cause problems.
Of course, sometimes parts just break and need to be replaced.
Our Portland AC and Furnace Cleaning Service FAQ
Q: Can you service my heat pump?
Yes. Much of the maintenance required by a dedicated heater or AC unit will also be needed by a heat pump. Yearly maintenance is recommended for heat pumps to ensure the consistent, efficient, and clean operation of the blower, filters, and vents. Since your heat pump may be the only system you have to ensure that your home stays at a comfortable temperature year-round, it is especially important to stay on top of regular maintenance.
Q: What is furnace cleaning?
Furnace cleaning is the regular maintenance of a heating system. It involves cleaning and inspecting each of the key components of the furnace mechanism to ensure longevity and efficient operation. This process is quick, but the returns are significant.
Q: What does air conditioner coil cleaning involve?
Air conditioning units dissipate absorbed heat through the use of coils and fins, which are usually the most visible part of an AC. Over time, debris and damage can interfere with the quality of airflow in the fins and coils, requiring delicate repair and cleansing. This is a large part of air conditioning maintenance. Blower motors, condensers, and the interior of air ducts are also examined and cleaned in a regular service call.
Q: How often should ACs and furnaces be cleaned and inspected?
To ensure efficiency and help avoid costly repairs for your Portland heating and cooling system, yearly service is recommended for air conditioners, furnaces, and heat pumps.