Indoor Air Quality Articles

Wildfires and Indoor Air Quality

September 12, 2023
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As wildfires continue to spread across California, Oregon, and other parts of the country, this is an appropriate time to think about improving the indoor air quality (IAQ) of your Portland home or business. Even if you and your loved ones are unaffected by the ash and smoke, these fires remind us all of the importance of fresh air.

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Purchasing the Right Air Conditioner

May 26, 2023
Purchasing the right air conditioner. Image of air conditioning unit outside a house surrounded by green grass.

You decided to part ways with your old air conditioning (AC) system. It is not always an easy decision to make. Our team at Ben’s Heating, AC and Electrical LLC is here to help match you with the right fit. We take pride in securing and installing the best products for Oregon homes and businesses. That way, you’ll be satisfied for years to come.

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What to Know About Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

May 15, 2023
What to Know About Carbon Monoxide Poisoning? Photo of a carbon monoxide detector in home.

Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is known as the silent killer for a reason—it can easily go undetected and cause illness and even death. It’s critical to learn how to prevent carbon monoxide leaks in your Oregon City home—as well as what the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are in case you are exposed.

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How Can I Improve My Home’s Indoor Air Quality?

March 15, 2023
Couple researching how they can improve their Gresham, OR home's indoor air quality. Ben's Heating & Air Conditioning.

airborne contaminants, such as dust, dirt, and pet dander, can negatively impact the indoor air quality (IAQ) of your Oregon home.

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Ductless ACs Improve Indoor Air Quality and Control Humidity

September 7, 2022
Ductless ACs Improve Indoor Air Quality and Control Humidity. Image depicts ductless system circulating cool air in all white room.

Your home’s Indoor air quality is often two to five times more polluted than outdoor air, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). These pollutants contribute to many diseases as well as respiratory conditions like asthma and allergies. It Might Be Time to Split Installing a ductless air conditioner (AC), also known as a…

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Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality

April 8, 2022
Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality

At Ben’s Heating & Air Conditioning, we specialize in HVAC systems that add value to your home and enjoyment to your lives. After all, nothing spells happiness like fresh air.

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Why You Need Whole-House Humidity Control

March 7, 2022
Our Ben’s Heating & Air Conditioning team wants to help you understand humidity levels and how to control them for improved comfort and better overall health.

Our Ben’s Heating & Air Conditioning team wants to help you understand humidity levels and how to control them for improved comfort and better overall health.

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How a Whole-House Humidifier Keeps You Healthy

December 15, 2021
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There are many advantages to adding a whole-house humidifier to your Oregon home. Adding a humidifier can increase the comfort level in your home and lower your annual energy expenses.

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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
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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
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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
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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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