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Friendly AC Repair in Hood River, OR

Local AC Repair and Maintenance, Always with a Smile in Hood River

As the mercury climbs in Hood River & The Dalles, and your air conditioning starts to falter, McDowell & Son steps in with a breeze of relief. Even on the sweltering peaks of summer, we’re your oasis of comfort, bringing swift, effective AC repair and maintenance across the Gorge. Entrust your air conditioning care to our experts—where quality service meets reliability. With McDowell & Son, it’s not just about fixing a problem—it’s about providing a seamless, enjoyable experience. Our commitment to excellence means your air conditioning system gets nothing but the best treatment, ensuring peak performance and ultimate satisfaction.

Air Conditioner Repair Problems

A few reasons why customers call for service:

Common Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Repairs

  • Compressor Failures: The compressor is the most expensive component in your AC system. If you have a non-warranty compressor failure, it’s usually best to replace the entire unit.
  • Refrigerant Leaks: Low refrigerant is a silent problem that negatively impacts your air conditioner’s efficiency and may cause permanent damage. We’ll always check your refrigerant levels to determine if any leaks are in the system.
  • Capicitors & Contactors: This is the most common repair we do in the summer months. Both help power the fan and compressor. If one or both have failed, your air conditioner will not run and they will need to be replaced.
  • Clogged Condensate Drain: During the circulation process, hot air releases humidity, and the condensate drain line has the critical job of releasing the built-up moisture and pushing it away from the AC unit. When clogged, the condensate drain lines can cause water to back up in the drain pan and eventually overflow. We have specialized tools to clear drain lines and clean drain pans.
  • Dirty Air Filter: The most basic, yet most neglected, HVAC fix is the air filter. As debris builds up on the filter, your HVAC system will lose efficiency. Due to airflow restrictions, you might feel warm air coming from the vents.

How Can AC Maintenance Benefits Your Home?

Just like your car, your home air conditioning system needs regular maintenance. Doing regularly will help catch minor problems before they become costly breakdowns. It also keeps your air conditioner and heat pump running at peak efficiency.

Regular Maintenance Benefits:

  • 20-30% Less energy use A clean and well-maintained system uses 20-30% less energy.
  • Longer service life Regularly serviced systems last longer than not-maintained systems.
  • Cost-effective Emergency service calls are often the result of poor system maintenance.
  • Cleaner, healthier homes Dirty, non-maintained equipment can cause dust mites and poor indoor air quality, aggravating allergies and causing illness. It can soil your grilles, walls, and furniture. 
  • Projected equipment failure Our highly trained service technicians may be able to predict future equipment failure. Since your system is well maintained, it won’t break down during busy seasons or other extreme weather conditions.
  • Happy renters Our agreement helps guard against downtime on your rental property. Your system performance is monitored on a regular schedule.

Testimonials from Happy Homeowners

“Hello! This is just a quick note to tell you how impressed we were with Jairo! Very courteous, friendly, efficient, and apparently very knowledgeable! Should any problems ever pop up, we will be sure to call on your company.”

Cheers,
Maria K

“Hi Terry, I want you to know we love Jairo. He did such a good job of figuring out what was wrong with the furnace in the middle of winter and fixing it. It was confusing to figure out where the intermittent problem was that kept coming and going. I have always thought it is more difficult to fix things that work some of the time than to fix things that don’t work at all!” 

Will and Linda

“I have to say that Jairo was wonderful. What a great person to represent your company.”  

Kudos to him..
Mike L

Ready to experience unparalleled air conditioning service?

Contact McDowell & Son today and set the standard for home comfort in Hood River & The Dalles. Let’s make your living space a haven of cool, refreshing air. Call us or visit our website to schedule your service and join the ranks of our satisfied customers. With McDowell & Son, you’re choosing more than an AC repair service; you’re choosing a lasting commitment to quality and comfort.

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