Temperatures have climbed to record-shattering highs for Bend Oregon summer. If the 100+ degree days continue, is your air conditioning unit or mini-split up to speed? 

Most heating and cooling companies in Bend experience a months-long backlog for appointments. That’s why you should schedule your maintenance well before the rush. In addition, here are a few other things you can do for your HVAC system before the summer heat wave arrives. 


Inspect or Clean Ducts and Change Air Filters

Ductwork is notorious for collecting dust and debris over time that must be swept clean for better air quality and comfort in your home. Spring is an ideal time to clean your ductwork, but you can do it any time. Additionally, consider changing air filters every three months for optimal air quality, especially if you have pets or multiple occupants in the home. In the summer, you may find you have to change your air filters even more frequently due to the presence of allergens and wildfire smoke. 


Zone Your Home With A Smart Thermostat 

Keep everyone in your home feeling relaxed and comfortable during a hot Bend, Oregon, summer with a smart thermostat. Keeping the temperature automated by zone will prevent overworking your HVAC system and cooling rooms that aren’t being used. For example, this is an excellent feature if you have a ductless mini-split system installed in an additional dwelling unit on your property. When it’s not occupied, you can keep the unit turned off. In addition, a smart thermostat will help lower the cost of your cooling bill over time.


Upgrade to a More Energy-Efficient Unit 


Speaking of energy efficiency, getting peak performance from your HVAC unit may require updating to a newer unit. Our customers are often stunned at the difference in comfort level and cost savings when they switch to a newer unit. While we don’t encourage this for every customer, it could save you thousands on heating and cooling bills yearly to upgrade when the time is right. 

An easy way to pay attention to your unit’s output and energy efficiency is to check for its SEER rating. Heat pumps use HSPF ratings, and electric systems use COP ratings. You might consider upgrading if your current unit falls out of the recommended energy efficiency performance ratings. 


Schedule HVAC Service To Beat the Bend Oregon Summer Rush


It can be hard to think months in advance to schedule a maintenance tune-up for your HVAC system. That’s why Bend Heating’s premium maintenance package includes annual, prescheduled maintenance appointments each year. No need to remember to make one! 

Your Bend Heating maintenance is performed by a qualified, NATE-certified HVAC technician.

This tune-up for your HVAC system will help to anticipate problems before they happen! Here’s what is covered in a maintenance service with Bend Heating. 

  • A deep clean of your indoor and outdoor unit
  • Changing or washing all air filters for HVAC systems (and oil filters for furnaces)
  • Electrical testing of equipment and amperage draws to test for safe voltage
  • Refrigerant checks for leaks and wear
  • Inspection of condenser coils and blower motor


Get Your HVAC System Squared Away Before Summer 


Don’t wait until the next heatwave to get the help of a qualified local HVAC service provider to install an air conditioning unit or a ductless mini split system. If you want to make your home more comfortable in the heat of a Bend Oregon summer, Bend Heating & Sheet Metal can help! Call us at 541-382-1231 or fill out our contact form to get on the list before the temperature changes.