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This is Why Your AC Isn’t Working

It’s a hot day here in Tigard and you’re at home just trying to stay cool. You’ve got the AC dialed up to your preferred temperature and you’re curled up on the couch about to dive back into your latest series that you’re bingeing and all of a sudden your AC quits on you. You feel that cold rush of air stop in your home and you notice that things start to feel stagnant and stuffy.

If you want great air conditioning in Tigard, OR and you know that an air conditioning repair appointment is the only thing standing in between you and this reality, it’s time to pick up the phone and call us today. It’s easy when you’ve got a professional team in your corner.

What’s Going On?

Are you a little confused because you’re unsure what’s going on with your air conditioner? You’re going to need a little assistance from us, and we can start right here with this blog:

Short Cycling

Short cycling is exactly what it sounds like. It’s when your air conditioner starts up, runs for just a little while but not nearly long enough to actually cool off your home, stops, but then starts up again right after.

We know that this doesn’t necessarily seem like it’s a big issue on a surface level, but it’s really an issue in your home that you’re going to need to take care of sooner than later. You don’t want to let this go on in your home because it’s something that’s going to wear down the efficiency of your AC unit with time.


We know what you’re thinking “well… what noises?” The answer is any noise that isn’t the soft, unobtrusive sound of air moving through your home. Here are a few noises to watch out for:

  • Banging
  • Rattling
  • Scraping
  • Squeaking
  • Grating
  • Clicking
  • Grinding

None of these noises are good. Don’t think you can just drown it out with the sound of something else and hope that it doesn’t blossom into a bigger problem this summer—it will! We’re expecting really high temperatures this summer and we want you to be mindful of this. Don’t procrastinate and regret it later.

High Energy Bills

Yes, your energy bills are going to be a little higher when the heat waves set in here in Tigard, but they shouldn’t be high for the entire summer. If this is the case in your home, you’re not battling against the weather anymore. Your battle has become much bigger—it’s now about your home’s air conditioner. What’s going wrong is your home’s air conditioning efficiency. It could be a problem with your air conditioner itself, the insulation, or a combination of both. No matter what’s going on, the problem is bad enough for you to need professional service for the work that you need. Just make sure to call our professionals today.

Contact Advantage Heating and Air Conditioning today to schedule an appointment  for your AC work. We respect our customers.

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