Air Conditioning Maintenance

an air conditioner that needs maintenance cooling a sunny portland home

Why should you get your routine air conditioner maintenance from us? Because at D&F Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling, we understand that good maintenance practices are the pathway to long-term success. We’ve been in business here in Rip City since 1927 – four years before air conditioning was invented – and during that time we’ve developed a reputation for helping our customers get the most life out of their plumbing, heating, and cooling equipment through reliable maintenance. You want long-term reliability out of your air conditioner? Trust the team that’s been reliable in Portland over the long-term – call D&F for expert air conditioning maintenance today!

What Parts of an Air Conditioner Require Maintenance?

If you’re the type of person who says, “My air conditioner has never broken down. Why do I need to worry about maintenance?” Well, now you definitely should call D&F Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling, because, congratulations, you just jinxed yourself. Jinxes aside, there are many good reasons to get air conditioner maintenance. Why? Because there are a number of things that can go wrong with an air conditioner, including:

  • Frozen evaporator coils
  • Mechanical components loosened or worn
  • Low refrigerant level
  • Clogged or blocked condensers
  • Thermostat malfunction

D&F cooling technicians are experts at detecting potential problems and applying easy fixes now that prevent major repairs later.

Don’t Wait Until Summer!

When is the best time for A/C maintenance? Now is the best time for A/C maintenance! Although there’s never a bad time to practice good maintenance, getting it done in the winter or springtime will give you the peace of mind that your system will be in tip-top shape next time you need to crank it up.  It also means your A/C will be running at maximum efficiency during those hot months when you’ll be using it heavily, giving you big savings on your energy bill.

Replace Your Air Conditioner Filters, Folks!

Here’s one simple air conditioner maintenance tip that you can do yourself – and it can make a major difference in the longevity of your system. Replace your air conditioner’s filters regularly. With a fresh filter, your AC doesn’t have to work so hard. Like how it’s harder for you to breathe when you’re sick or dealing with allergies, the same is true for your AC. Changing filters regularly has the double benefit of making your AC more efficient, lowering your monthly cost to run it, while also extending the life of the system. For most systems, twice per year is good. We recommend changing them in summer and winter.  However, if you laugh in the face of danger and refuse to replace them twice per year, please at least replace them once a year. This will drive energy efficiency improvements, improve the overall air quality in your home, and hopefully prevent your air conditioner from immediately choking and keeling over.

What Does Air Conditioner Maintenance Entail?

Routine maintenance allows us to stop problems before they happen. We will inspect all of the components that commonly cause air conditioner breakdowns – and the peripheral components as well. Our knowledgeable A/C technicians have the tools and expertise to spot anything that looks amiss, make the necessary fixes, and answer any burning questions you have. When you get air conditioner maintenance with D&F, we roll out the red carpet for you. That’s because we’re old-fashioned in our approach. Rather than just doing the job and leaving, we want to make sure you feel 100% peace of mind.  Call us today and experience the outstanding service that’s made us Portland’s most trusted plumbing, heating, and cooling company for almost a century.