Heat Pump Articles

Heat Pump Maintenance Tips

February 8, 2022
Heat Pump Maintenance Tips

Many Portland homeowners today have installed a heat pump to handle their heating and cooling needs. If you have a heat pump, you’ll want to be aware of some special considerations when it comes to regular maintenance issues. Our team at Ben’s Heating & Air Conditioning offers the following information and tips to help.

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How Can I Get My Heat Pump to Last Longer?

January 18, 2021
Three-generation family enjoying a warm home in Oregon City

The average air-source heat pump lasts approximately 15 years. But your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) unit’s life span is dependent on several factors, including its design and overall quality. However, there are many factors that you, as owner, directly control.  Pump It Up, Perfectly Caring for your heat pump requires diligence, but is…

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Four Factors to Consider When Buying a Heat Pump

February 8, 2019
Happy senior couple using laptop at home to learn about heat pumps in Portland

So you’re looking to invest in a heat pump. You’re not alone––many Americans are making the switch. Why? For starters, heat pumps are generally more efficient than a traditional heating or cooling system. What’s more, they offer both heating and cooling, so they’re versatile. At Ben’s Heating & Air Conditioning, we like to help our…

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Why Is My Heat Pump Tripping the Circuit Breaker?

December 11, 2018
Beautiful woman near power control panel

Heat pumps can cause your circuit breaker to trip for a variety of reasons. Though it might be frustrating, remember your circuit breaker is there to protect you. If your heat pump were to keep running without being tripped, it may cause an electrical fire! For this reason, don’t reset your circuit breaker more than…

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Heat Pump Vs. Furnace

October 2, 2018
thermostat|heat pump

Looking to install a new heater in your home? Your two most popular choices in Oregon, OR, are a heat pump and a furnace. But which one to choose? Each one has its own advantages and disadvantages when compared to the other. Here are some things to consider to help you in your decision-making process.…

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