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Ben's Heating & Air Conditioning

Hiring the right contractor is the single most important consideration when purchasing a new heating and cooling system. Not every contractor is a good contractor. Your home comfort, your budget and your home safety are all on the line so you want to make sure to hire the right HVAC contractor.

We have experience on our side. We have been providing heating and cooling installation and service in Oregon City, Gladstone, West Linn and Lake Oswego for over 25 years and we’ll be doing so for the next 25 years. Our reputation is everything to us and we know that when we make you happy, we also keep our good name intact.

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Customer Testimonials

We love hearing from our customers! If you've had us work on your HVAC system we would love to hear from you too.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Portland, OR 97202

– Ruth R.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Lake Oswego, OR 97034

“I am very grateful to have found Ben's Heating & Air to fulfill my HVAC needs. I have had three maintenance appointments with them over the past few years, and I plan to be a dedicated customer. They are efficient, on-time, and thorough. Aaron is my regular service person, and he always explains to me what he is doing and how things work. They are a quality operation, and I would recommend their services to anyone, anytime.”

– Yvonne C.

Gas Furnace Repair in Portland, OR 97229

“Customer service was exceptional, courteous and professional. Jennifer R. was very good at setting up a field service check by a technician to trouble shoot an issue with our 17 year old Trane gas furnace. The response time was timely and ahead of the original estimated time of arrival. We received prompt text and email notifications. The technician Aaron B. was knowledgeable and his trouble shooting of our furnace issue was thorough and pinpointed the problem. There was no pressure to immediately remedy the situation as the current weather conditions were mild enough to allow us to make some important decisions on whether to just replace the failing furnace part or upgrade to a newer more efficient furnace model based on the age of the unit we now have which is nearing the end of its performance life.”

– Craig M.

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How Does Air Conditioning Work?

May 25, 2018

An air conditioner is a standard appliance in interior comfort. The Energy Information Administration reports that AC units account for almost 20 percent of yearly electricity consumption in the US. At Ben’s Heating & Air Conditioning, we believe that knowledge is power: The more you know about the appliances you are using, the more effectively you can operate them.

There are Four Main Components of Your Air Conditioner:

1. Evaporator – receives the liquid refrigerant
 
2. Condenser – facilitates the heat transfer
 
3. Expansion valve – regulates the flow of refrigerant into the evaporator
 
4. Compressor – pump that pressurizes the refrigerant

Refrigeration Cycle

The refrigeration cycle inside you AC unit is as follows. It starts as a liquid and then goes through phase conversion to gas. Through this conversion, it absorbs heat. It is then compressed and pushed through another phase transition back to liquid. Refrigerant is a chemical that allows this phase conversion to occur at low temperatures. This conversion cycle that creates what we know as modern air conditioning.

Fans inside the unit blow warm air over the evaporator. The refrigerant inside picks up the temperature of the air. As it absorbs the heat, it turns into a vapor. The unit then blows the cool air out, while the hot refrigerant vapor passes into the compressor. This vapor gets compressed to an even higher pressure and temperature. Next, the vapor flows over the condenser, which turns it back to a liquid, and the heat is radiated away.

Basically, the heat from the air is absorbed by the refrigerant and carried through the AC system to be pushed out the other side, while the cooled air is pushed inside.

Moisture Control

An air conditioner also works as a humidifier and dehumidifier. You may have a moisture collection pan on your unit. As the refrigerant absorbs heat it also absorbs the moisture from the air.

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We Service All Brands

We service all HVAC brands.

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