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How Do I Spot a Cracked Heat Exchanger?

December 7, 2022

In your gas furnace, the heat exchanger is made of metal coils designed to absorb and transfer heat. The most common cause of a cracked heat exchanger is overheating.

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Furnace Filters 101

November 29, 2022

Your furnace filter is the unsung hero of your furnace. It quietly does its job without any fuss and allows the rest of the furnace to do its job.

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What’s That Sound Coming From My Furnace?

November 15, 2022

It’s normal for your furnace to make some noise. For instance, a dull hum is to be expected. However, louder noises might spell trouble for your heating unit’s components.

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How Can I Make My Furnace Last Longer?

October 26, 2022

The average furnace lasts between 10 and 15 years. But did you know you can take steps to make it last longer?

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Why Ductless Is the Way to Go

October 14, 2022

You deserve the most comfort at the best price in your Oregon home or business. You want reliable heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) at reasonable prices. You want fresh, clean air so you and your loved ones can enjoy a healthy home.

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How Does My Gas Furnace Work?

September 30, 2022

On a frosty winter’s day here in Oregon, your gas furnace is hard at work, keeping your Portland home warm and cozy. Feeling grateful? You’re not alone—it’s one of the most popular forms of heating, as American as apple pie. In 1919, New Jersey inventor Alice H. Parker filed a patent for the first gas-fueled furnace.…

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Ductless ACs Improve Indoor Air Quality and Control Humidity

September 7, 2022

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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Why Is My Heat Pump Freezing Up?

August 29, 2022

Although common, your heat pump freezing up can be a sign of a more major concern. First, take a look at these 6 common issues and how to resolve it.

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3 Telltale Signs It’s Time for a New AC

August 10, 2022

Deciding on the ideal time to replace your air conditioning system in Oregon City can be a challenge, so here are three areas our Ben’s Heating, AC & Electrical professionals suggest you monitor for telltale signs.

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Air Conditioning Maintenance Checklist

July 13, 2022

Can you imagine a hot Portland summer without air conditioning? Your air conditioning system can be your very best friend on the warmest days. 

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