Air Conditioning Articles

Know Your AC System

September 8, 2021
air turbine fan for ventilation and air conditioning in Bend, OR

Our team at HomeRx knows air conditioners because it’s our business. We want to share just a little of our knowledge with you so you can extend the life of your air conditioner, avoid costly repairs, and save energy and money in Bend.

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When Is It Time for a Split-System AC Replacement?

August 6, 2021
Man setting up split-system AC duct indoors.

Our HomeRx team can help you learn more about current split-system models as well as help you evaluate whether your current system requires repair or replacement.

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Why Is My Air Conditioner Making Noise?

July 7, 2021
Mature male peering inside an upper wall white grid air duct on a silver wall near a white ceiling. A guy inspecting a heating and cooling air register duct for maintenance and because of air conditioner noise.

Despite your air conditioner’s age, any sound coming from the unit can still be bothersome. If your air conditioner is producing an unusual sound, that could mean trouble. So instead of risking injury to you or your system by poking around the unit yourself, play it safe and call a professional to come inspect it for you.

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Does an Air Conditioner Help With Allergies?

May 21, 2021
Dandelion flower, does my air conditioner help with allergies?

Whether you suffer from Portland seasonal allergies or year-long allergens like pet dander or dust, your air conditioner can help you breathe easier. With the correct filter, your indoor air quality (IAQ) can be improved, filtering out allergens like pollen, pet dander, dust mites, and other irritant air particles.

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As Spring Arrives, Here’s Why You Need an Air Conditioner Tune-Up

April 19, 2021
Tech performing ac maintenance

As the temperature shifts, you will switch from heating to air conditioning. Your cooling equipment has been idle all winter and needs a tune-up before it does any heavy lifting. Luckily, April is the ideal month for a maintenance visit and a popular time among Portland homeowners. That way, you can stay cool all summer without any service interruptions.

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5 Ways to Save Money on Your Air Conditioning and Summer Energy Bill

March 4, 2021
Money in hand with thermostat

The US Department of Energy says that air conditioning can account for 35 to 40 percent of your utility bill here in Oregon. At HomeRx, we take energy efficiency seriously. We understand sometimes high energy bills are unavoidable when air conditioning is crucial for comfort during the hot months. That’s why our five simple tips for staying cool and using your air conditioner less may help you cut costs and save money on your monthly energy bill.

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What Does AC SEER Mean?

August 12, 2020
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When it comes to your air conditioner (AC), a common term used in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) business you are likely to see everywhere is your air conditioner’s SEER. But what exactly is SEER?

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Financing a New Air Conditioning Unit

July 31, 2020
Young woman and man family couple indoors using smartphone for financing

At HomeRx Heating and Air Conditioning, we remove all the stress from the equation. We work with the top manufacturers in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) industry to offer you quality products and services. And our financing packages allow you to choose the right equipment for your Portland home without worrying about how you can afford it.

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Why Is My AC Blowing Hot Air?

July 10, 2020
A pair of adult male hands feeling the flow of air coming out of an air vent on a wall near a ceiling. Man with hands in front of an air vent feeling for air flow.

It’s the first really hot day of summer in Portland when the floor fans and the open windows just don’t cut it anymore. You head over to your thermostat and select “air conditioner” and wait for that refreshing icy air to start blowing out of your vents. When you check a few minutes later, you feel only hot air. Why?

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How Does Your Central Air Conditioner Cool Your Home?

June 15, 2020
horizontal front view of a white air conditioning unit behind a decorative garden wall of green leaves

Air conditioners do so much more than just cool, like dehumidify your home or business and help keep your inside air cleaner. Understanding a bit of its basic components and how they work can help you identify a problem or malfunction when it occurs.

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Is Your AC Ready for Summer?

April 30, 2020
Summer fun at backyard lawn at hot day

Our team at HomeRx has a great list of questions for you to consider to help get your air conditioning system ready to go before summer.

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