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How Does Your Central Air Conditioner Cool Your Home?

June 11, 2021

Air conditioners do so much more than just cool, like dehumidify your home or business and help keep your inside air cleaner. Understanding a bit of its basic components and how they work can help you identify a problem or malfunction when it occurs.

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Is It Normal for My AC to Turn On and Off?

May 3, 2021

When an air conditioner (AC) turns on and off in rather quick successions, without running for longer periods, this is called short cycling. It’s fairly common, but when this happens it means there’s something wrong with your air conditioner. So what should you do?

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Spring Money-Saving Tips

April 5, 2021

If you can reduce that usage in Portland, you will be able to make a difference in our environment and save yourself some money as well. Take some of the following ideas from our professionals at Ben’s Heating & Air Conditioning to heart and make some money-saving resolutions today.

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Video – Energy Saving Tip 4

March 30, 2021

Using natural light instead of artificial light inside is an easy way to save on your energy bill and keep your home cool.

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What You Need to Know for an HVAC Emergency

March 15, 2021

Most of us rely on our heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems on a nearly daily basis in Portland. We just take it for granted it will always be working when we need it.

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Video – No-touch Appointments and Other Safety Measures

February 26, 2021

To help slow the spread of illness, we have put in place measures to keep people safe.

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What Does AFUE Mean?

February 12, 2021

While an air conditioner’s efficiency is measured by its SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating, an electric or gas- or oil-fired furnace’s efficiency is measured by its AFUE, or average fuel utilization efficiency. This standard measurement is given in percentages, letting you know how much of your fuel is actually used to heat your Oregon home and how much fuel is wasted.

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Video – Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

January 27, 2021

There are a few things to check in your home in the case that your furnace is blowing cold air, such as your thermostat settings, air filter, and your home’s ductwork. If you can’t figure out the issue, give us a call at 503-233-1779 and we will inspect your furnace.  

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How Can I Get My Heat Pump to Last Longer?

January 18, 2021

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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The Basics of Winter Indoor Air Quality

December 19, 2020

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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