Indoor Air Quality Articles

Air Handler Maintenance

August 5, 2021

All the air in your Oregon home runs through your air handler, and keeping it in tip-top shape has distinct benefits for you

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What Are Zone Control Systems?

July 15, 2021
Portrait of a pensive woman relaxing sitting on a sofa in the living room in a house interior in Portland, enjoying her zone control system

A zone control system—or zoning—only provides the necessary cooling or heating that each zone in your Oregon home needs at the time. It not only adds to the comfort level of your home but can also lower your energy bills.

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The Basics of Winter Indoor Air Quality

December 19, 2020
family looking out window in winter

In the winter, being snug as a bug in a rug in your home can be cozy, but it can also play havoc with your indoor air quality (IAQ) here in Oregon, creating some significant health problems. At Ben’s Heating & Air Conditioning, we recommend taking precautions to avoid the common issues associated with winter…

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What Does Indoor Air Quality Have to Do With Allergies?

April 17, 2020
Woman Sneezing

Did you know the average American spends nearly 90 percent of life indoors? That’s why it is increasingly important to ensure indoor air quality (IAQ) is clean and healthy. If your Oregon City home is facing air-quality issues, you may be suffering anything from minor discomfort to significant allergy or health problems. Our team at…

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How Can Your HVAC Equipment Help Protect Against Coronavirus?

March 16, 2020
Woman hands using wash hand sanitizer gel dispenser

The spread of coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) has all of us greatly concerned in Oregon. At Ben’s Heating & Air Conditioning, our top priority is the health and safety of you and your loved ones. We take great pride in selling indoor air quality products to homes and businesses that are energy efficient, environmentally friendly—and…

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Why do I Need a Humidifier?

March 5, 2019
Humidifier working to keep a Culpeper

A humidifier is a device that emits water vapor to increase the humidity in your home and battles the symptoms associated with cold weather. Cold weather can wreak havoc on your respiratory system, but it can also damage your wooden furniture or musical instruments. A humidifier combats all of these things by reintroducing the needed…

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Leaky Ducts

October 17, 2018
air duct

Ductwork is a hidden element that is crucial to your home comfort. Ductwork is the system by which warm or cool air circulates throughout your home. It is essential to have well maintained and cared for ductwork in your home. Most of it is hidden behind walls or in places that are not as frequently…

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Why is Indoor Air Quality Important?

September 24, 2018
indoor air quality

People spend 90% of their time indoors and indoor air can be 2 to 5 times more polluted than outdoor air. The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) has indoor air quality ranked as one of the top 5 environmental dangers. It is linked to severe asthma and allergy development in children and to heart problems and…

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The Problem With Clogged Air Filters

January 1, 1970
Modern living room interior with sofa

Busy careers, bustling families, engrossing hobbies, and overwhelming responsibilities keep most people busy day in and day out. It’s understandable why worrying about the air filter in your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system is probably way down at the bottom of the priority list. However, our team at Ben’s Heating & Air Conditioning…

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