Kids are out for summer and the adventures have begun. Make sure that repairing your air conditioning system isn’t one of those adventures that you add to the list! There are several important reasons why you should service your system this summer.

#1: You can avoid expensive system breakdowns.
Regular maintenance on your system means you can avoid expensive, unexpected breakdowns. When the summer heat is blazing, the last thing you want to have is a system that won’t work. Regular maintenance appointments will ensure that everything is working efficiently and that there are no broken or worn internal parts that could pose a problem.

#2: You will extend the life of the system.
Summer is the perfect time to get your system tuned up, before the cool and wet weather returns. Just like a car needs regular oil changes and tune ups, so does your air conditioning system. This will help keep things running well, but it will also extend the life of your system, so you can get at least 10 to 15 years out of it.

When you schedule your service appointment with us, we will clean the air filters, run an energy efficiency check, and ensure that all the inside parts of the machine are functioning at peak efficiency. We will discuss any issues that we see and talk about options for repair or replacement.

Your air conditioning system plays a big role in your overall comfort this summer season! Summer is a very busy time for our experts at Hybrid Heating and Air Conditioning, so be sure that you schedule your preventative maintenance appointment right away!  If you know that your system is so old and inefficient that it won’t make it through another summer, we can help you find the right air conditioner that will work with your home’s unique layout and most importantly, your budget. We are standing by to help, so call us soon.

 

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Owning a pet is a big job but it has many rewards. The unconditional love of a pet is unique and special! Taking care of your dog or cat means feeding them, cleaning them, and sometimes cleaning up messes. Pet ownership also requires some effort when it comes to your HVAC system and its maintenance. Here are some important must-knows for pet owners regarding HVAC maintenance.

Tip #1: Keep track of exposed wires.
Your cat or dog – especially kittens and puppies – might think exposed wires from your HVAC system are toys and play with it or start chewing.  To be sure that your pets are kept safe and your HVAC system wires are kept intact, keep all wires away from your pet’s reaches by enclosing them in conduits.

Tip #2: Keep your air filter clean.
The air filter in your system plays a huge role in the overall efficiency of the HVAC unit and also the quality of air that is circulated throughout your home. The hair that your dogs and cats shed can get inside the air filters and clog it, which could decrease the efficiency of your system. This means you’ll likely see an increase in utility bills and over time, it could shorten the lifespan of your heating and cooling system. Clean your air filters regularly, every one or two months.

Tip #3: Keep the outside condenser units safe.
If your dog or cat has free range of the yard where your outside unit is located, be careful to watch the outside condenser units closely. It’s common for dogs to dig and claw at harder surfaces and they could start wreaking havoc on the condenser coils. This could not only damage the machine, but it could also cause significant damage to your pet and their sensitive feet. In addition, if your dog has access to urinate on the machine’s coils, this could cause them to erode over time. To prevent access to the machine, you can put a small barrier around it to help limit your pet’s access to it.

If it’s time to get your heating and cooling system tuned up, repaired, or replaced, contact our professional and experienced team! We’re ready to help you get the answers you need in the price range you can afford.

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If you don’t take care of your HVAC system over the long haul, they won’t last as long as it normally could or they could break down and need to be repaired multiple times. To ensure that your system operates at its peak all year long, it’s crucial to perform routine preventative maintenance on it. In addition to checking it yourself, having qualified technicians at Hybrid Heating & Cooling check it as well will help prevent future problems.

Benefit #1: Energy savings.
Over time, your heating and cooling system can become inefficient, especially if you do not have preventative maintenance appointments scheduled regularly. When one of our technicians inspects your unit, they’ll be sure that it’s all running as smoothly and efficiently as possible. If it isn’t, we’ll provide recommendations on how this can be fixed. Once it’s back up and running efficiently, you’ll reduce the amount of energy that’s being used and you’ll likely see a decrease in your utility bill.

Benefit #2: Avoid unnecessary repairs.
If you have your unit serviced on a regular basis, you’ll reduce your chances of having a system malfunction or total breakdown. Preventative maintenance helps stop problems before they start, so that means you won’t have to worry about paying for an expensive repair out of the blue, or frantically call us at the last minute when your unit is broken.

Benefit #3: Extension of the life of the unit.
Your heating system is a big investment for your home and you want to make sure that it lasts as long as possible. Preventative maintenance is key to making it last longer. Just like you need to have regular oil changes and tune-ups for your vehicle to keep it running well, preventative maintenance will do the same in extending the overall lifespan of the system so you can stay comfortable for years to come.

Whether you live in a newly built home or an old home, our service technicians are experienced in servicing a variety of brands and styles of HVAC systems, ductless heat pumps, and more.  Contact us today to get a preventative maintenance appointment scheduled!

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With the glorious weather we have had across Oregon these past few days, many of you might be getting the “spring cleaning” bug. Maybe it’s time to clean out closets, dust those hard to reach spots in the house, and pack away cold winter boots and coats. And it’s not too early to start thinking towards the spring month and how you should get on our schedule to get your heating and cooling system checked. Maintaining your equipment means that you can prevent future issues and unexpected costs in the future. Annual check-ups are important and when the warmth of spring and summer hits, your system will need to be at its peak in order to run efficiently and effectively.

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Now that you’re probably using your heating system a little more this autumn, it’s time to start focusing on keeping it maintained and working well. With proper care and regular maintenance, you can ensure that your HVAC system has a long life and operates resourcefully without wasting energy. When you have a furnace system that is working well, you and everyone else in the home will be kept comfortable from extreme temperatures. And the best part – it can even help you save money on your heating bill in the long run!

Why do you need to change your air filters?
Without regular air filter changes, your system begins to work harder and over time, it becomes less efficient. The air flow becomes slow and it takes a lengthier amount of time for your home to heat. This means that there is a waste of energy and you’ll likely see an increase in your energy bill month after month. Further, air filters trap dust, debris, and other pollution and keep it from entering the air that you’re breathing inside the home. This quality of air inside your home is very important and when it is kept clean and free of damaging air molecules, you will live a healthier lifestyle.

How do you know when your air filter needs a change?
You should remember to change your filters every one or two months. Or, if they’re dirty before that, change them. If there is a musty odor that is coming out of the system when you use it, or if you see an increase in your allergy symptoms, it is probably time for a filter change. Keep in mind that if you have pets, you should be even more mindful of changing the system, as the filters can get clogged with dirt or hair. Clogged filters can be very harmful to your HVAC system.

Still unsure if your system needs a filter change? We’re happy to come out and take a look. We’re happy to do the dirty work for you when it comes to cleaning and maintaining your system. Contact us today to request service before the bitter cold of winter starts!

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