Medford Oregon has a climate that is unseasonably warm in the summer months and a lot of freezing temperatures.
For example, Medford, on any given year, experiences about 46 days, or 12 percent of the year when the temperature is at or exceeds 90 degrees. And from Mid-June to Mid-September, roughly a quarter of the year, the temperature averages 84 degrees.
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Meanwhile, Medford has roughly 80 days or roughly 20 percent of the year where the temperature dips down to below freezing, and the weather is chilly at night from Mid-November until Mid-February.
Since the general rule is to avoid turning on the air conditioner until the room heat reaches 78 degrees and to turn on the heat when the internal room temperature reaches 65 degrees or less, it means that heating and air conditioning are both going to be used frequently if you live in the Medford area.
Since the heat will be on more than the air conditioning, while both are important, during the long months when the air conditioning is not being used, air conditioning repair Medford Oregon is the most common HVAC Medford Oregon call for service.
What does this mean?
It means that while you may not be using your air conditioner for another month or so, the minute the outside air hits 70 degrees, that’s the time to run your air conditioner
for at least 60 minutes to be sure the wintertime hasn’t downgraded your AC system.
This means, based on historical data, that Mid-April, early May is the time to test your air conditioner. Don’t wait till late June or early July to crank up your air.
For AC Repair Medford Oregon, if you wait till June or even worse, till July, you can probably expect to be waiting for a significantly long and uncomfortable early summer.
This is prime time for HVAC companies, who practically work around the clock trying to take care of customers in the summer months in the Medford and surrounding area who didn’t bother to check the status of their air conditioner until it is too late.
Why Spring Servicing of your HVAC system is best
Experts in the HVAC field report that spring is the best time of year to have your HVAC system serviced.
Why? Because most of the extremely cold days are gone for some time and the temperature is rarely hot enough to need air conditioning during the day.
This means that HVAC companies have fewer emergency calls for problems either with heating or air conditioning and often offer Spring servicing discounts to keep their technicians fully occupied.
What’s involved in spring servicing of your HVAC System?
When you call our Medford Oregon HVAC services company a technician will change the filters in your HVAC system, clean the evaporator coils, check the refrigerant level, check the functioning of the thermostat, clean the condensate drain, and inspect the ductwork for any leaks, leaks that can be very costly in terms of your energy bills.
If you need a new HVAC system
Hopefully, you’ll find during spring cleaning that you only needed a tune-up on your HVAC system, and there are not major problems. But if an HVAC company warns that your HVAC system is on its last legs, or that necessary repairs might be higher than expected, it’s time to explore getting a new HVAC system.
First, the fact that it’s time to consider a new HVAC system may not come as a total surprise. Homeowners tend to notice that not only does the system not work as well as it once did, but their energy bills are consistently going up and up.
Homeowners are also frequently aware of previous calls to have an HVAC system repaired, and there were clues than that the time may be near for a replacement.
A typical HVAC system needs to be replaced every 10 years or so, and its no small expense.
Fortunately, there are energy tax credits to lighten the bill. The Federal Tax credit is up to $500, and there are local tax credits for both Air Conditioning and smart thermostats.
In addition, most HVAC manufacturers provide a significant discount on the purchase of their HVAC system.
Even if you don’t really need a new HVAC system if your energy bills are too high from your old system often it’s possible to obtain a new system from us with a monthly financing arrangement that will begin to save you money on your monthly bills as soon as possible.