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4 Things That Could Be Causing Your AC Unit To Run Inefficiently

May 13, 2019 | Air Conditioning

Willamette HVAC strives to do our best to ensure your AC unit is running smoothly and effectively. But sometimes, there are external factors that could be causing your unit to run less efficiently. At Willamette HVAC, we want you to experience our product to its fullest potential. We compiled a list of small improvements around the house that could help lower your energy bills.

Use Your Oven Less

Using your oven, as well as other heating appliances, raises the temperature in the room. This causes your AC unit to use more electricity to maintain the cool temperature. Instead of baking, consider using the grill. It’s summertime, after all.

Paint Your House a Brighter Color

As you’ve probably heard before, dark colored objects attract more heat. If your house is a dark color, consider painting it a brighter hue. Your house will look fresh and welcoming and you’ll save money.

Check Your Insulation

If your walls aren’t properly insulated, you’re allowing cool air to exit the building, and hot air to come in. This is exhausting for the AC unit. Be sure to maintain your insulation if you want to keep air from escaping.

Check Your Windows

Windows, like insulation, are another culprit for runaway air. You should make sure that your windows have been correctly installed and sealed. Also, leaving them open defeats the purpose of your AC system and could cost you in the long run.

Willamette HVAC is committed to the people of Hillsboro, OR. If your AC unit is still running inefficiently after you’ve checked everything off this list, contact us at 503-259-3200. We’ll send a trusted professional to find a solution.


Willamette HVAC is proud to offer heating and cooling services to Portland, Vancouver, Hillsboro, Beaverton, Aloha, Cornelius, Forest Grove, North Plains, Banks, Tigard, Tualatin, Sherwood and the surrounding communities.
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