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Why do I Need a Humidifier?

March 5, 2019

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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Why Does My Heat Pump Smell like it’s Burning?

February 22, 2019

You turn on your heat pump, and you smell something burning. What should you do? Who should you call first, the Oregon City fire department or your HVAC technician? First, assess what the smell most likely is, and you may not need to call anyone. Of course, if you’re still nervous because you just don’t…

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Four Factors to Consider When Buying a Heat Pump

February 8, 2019

So you’re looking to invest in a heat pump. You’re not alone––many Americans are making the switch. Why? For starters, heat pumps are generally more efficient than a traditional heating or cooling system. What’s more, they offer both heating and cooling, so they’re versatile. At Ben’s Heating & Air Conditioning, we like to help our…

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Video- Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

January 29, 2019

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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6 Ways Your Furnace Keeps You Safe

January 4, 2019

Your fuel-burning furnace has a number of mechanisms allowing it to run safely and effectively. These features prevent fires and protect your indoor air quality (IAQ). They also work to prevent internal errors from damaging large portions of your furnace. From our team here at Ben’s Heating & Air Conditioning, here are six ways your…

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Thermostat Trouble

December 17, 2018

A thermostat is a heat-activated switch. It has an internal temperature sensor that causes a switch to open or close. This switch completes or disrupts the electrical circuit that runs your heating and cooling system. It gauges the temperature and depending on the season will turn your HVAC on or off to heat or cool…

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Why Is My Heat Pump Tripping the Circuit Breaker?

December 11, 2018

Heat pumps can cause your circuit breaker to trip for a variety of reasons. Though it might be frustrating, remember your circuit breaker is there to protect you. If your heat pump were to keep running without being tripped, it may cause an electrical fire! For this reason, don’t reset your circuit breaker more than…

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Video – Why Is My HVAC Unit Making Unusual Noises?

November 30, 2018

If you hear any unusual noise coming from your HVAC unit, please turn it off and call us at 503-233-1779. Don’t attempt any kind of repair without consulting an HVAC certified technician first.  

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Regular Furnace Maintenance

November 1, 2018

Change the Filters The first thing you should do for your gas furnace, or any of your HVAC systems, is to change the air filter. This should be done at least once a year, but as many as 3 or 4 times depending on the manufacturers specifications. The air filter traps dust and debris from…

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Leaky Ducts

October 17, 2018

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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