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Does My Air Conditioner Eliminate Mold?

July 2, 2019

At Ben’s Heating & Air Conditioning, we’re often asked, “Do air conditioners kill off mold?” This is a common misconception. A properly maintained and functioning air conditioner (AC) can decrease the likelihood of mold growth. This is because it acts as a humidity balancer. But if mold forms, the air conditioner can’t prevent it from growing. This is why it’s important to occasionally examine your ducts for any leakage, which can cause mold. The spores from the mold can circulate through the vents and cause your lungs to become irritated, especially if your suffer from allergies.

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Video explaining if your thermostat should be set to on or auto.

Video – Should I set My Thermostat to ON or AUTO?

June 25, 2019

On most thermostats, you can choose between On or Auto for your fan setting. On tells your HVAC unit to run its fans all the time, even when the air isn’t being heated or cooled. Auto means the fan only runs when your air is being treated. It might be a good idea to try…

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4 Signs I Need a New AC Unit

June 7, 2019

Ben’s Heating & Air Conditioning understands that air conditioning is crucial for comfort in your daily life here in Gretna, NE. A well maintained AC unit, with yearly inspections and monthly filter changes, can last up to 10 or 15 years.

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Red x through one air conditioniner, and one AC unit left open.

Video – What are Common Mistakes When Purchasing an AC?

May 31, 2019

It’s time to replace your old or broken AC unit in your home and you don’t want anything to go wrong with the new one. Avoid the common mistakes people make when purchasing a new air conditioner and learn how to prevent them.

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A young woman blowing her nose during allergy season in Portland, OR.

Does an Air Conditioner Help With Allergies?

May 15, 2019

Air conditioners can help filter your home’s air and control its humidity, which are both helpful when navigating allergy season here in Portland, OR…

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Ben's Heating & Air Conditioning services Portland, Oregon City, Gresham, Beaverton, Lake Oswego, Milwaukie, Tigard, Tualatin, West Linn, Woodburn, and the surrounding Oregon communities with their heating and cooling needs. Visit our service area page for more coverage details, call us at 503-233-1779, or request service online today.