Serving the entire Portland Oregon Metro Area
Midway Heating Company
Apr 12, 2017

Air Conditioning for Portland Oregon Homeowners

Portland A/C tune-upDid you suffer through the hot weather last year when your air conditioning unit quit working?  Were members of your family fighting to sit in front of the fan?

Since last summer was so hot it’s a good idea to schedule a tune-up for your air conditioner before you need to use it.  For those who don’t have air conditioning, now is the time to start thinking about installing it-you know, before the hot weather arrives.

Prevent breakdowns with an A/C tune-up

If it’s been a couple of years since you’ve had a tune-up, it’s time to have it checked again.  If you have a heat pump or a ductless heat pump, we also offer maintenance and tune-ups on those too.

NATE certified technicians will check all the components on your a/c unit including:

  • Clean evaporator and condenser coils
  • Check and inspect the condensate drain
  • Check all controls of the system
  • Check the refrigerant level
  • Clean and adjust the blower components
  • Check and/or clean the air filter

Our techs work on all brands so it doesn’t matter what make or model you have as we’re experienced in working on all of them.

Why should you replace an older A/C unit?

If you already have air conditioning, you may want to think about upgrading IF your unit is 10 years old or older.  The HVAC industry has made great advancements in energy efficiency so you will save money by installing a new high efficiency air conditioning system.

Many people are surprised at how much money they save every month and if you factor the savings over the life time of the unit, it quickly pays for itself.XC14 Air Conditioner

What A/C unit is right for you?

The good news is that you don’t have to install the most expensive model to see savings.  For example, our most popular A/C unit is the XC14 from Lennox’s Elite line with a SEER rating of 16.20, which is considerably higher than older a/c models.

We also like to point out that Portland Oregon doesn’t see many days over 100 degrees.  Hot weather around here usually means the 80s and 90s so it’s not as extreme as other parts of the country.

Plus, you probably won’t need to run you’re a/c all day and certainly not every day (or at least we hope this summer won’t break all the records).

Want the ultimate in comfort and savings?

If you want the absolute best, then you need the XC25 from the Dave Lennox Signature Collection.  It’s the most precise, quiet and energy efficient air conditioning unit on the market so you’ll save money and always be comfortable.

With a rating of up to 26 SEER, you’ll notice a decrease in your monthly cooling bills and that savings will add up over time so your new a/c will pay for itself.  For those really serious about energy consumption, it’s solar ready so you can combine it with solar roof modules in a SunSource Home Energy System.

Eliminate temperature swings

The precise Comfort technology adjusts the temperature in increments as small as 1%.  Variable-capacity operation maintains the temperature within 0.5 degrees of the thermostat set point so the temp stays exactly where you want it.  How’s that for accuracy?

If you’re worried about the noise when it’s running, don’t be.  The Silent Comfort technology from Lennox means that it’s 50% quieter than a standard a/c unit.

Technology at work

Many homeowners like the iComfort-Enabled technology that lets it talk with all the other HVAC equipment (i.e. humidifier, air cleaner) in your home to make sure everything is working to maximum efficiency and comfort.

The iComfort S30 Smart Thermostat gives you the additional capability to control it all from your phone, tablet or laptop.  How’s that for convenience?

Schedule your free estimate

If your current “air conditioning” consists of a series of fans placed throughout your home, then contact Midway Heating to schedule your tune-up or get your estimate for installation of an energy efficient air conditioning unit because when the temps do rise, it’s nice to be able to turn on your A/C.

Remember, a cool house means everyone will be more comfortable during the day and sleep better at night.