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Does My Air Conditioner Help With Allergies?

April 23, 2018

Does an air conditioner help with allergies? Yes, if you properly maintain the unit. Air conditioners can help filter your home’s air and control humidity, and both of these things are important in the allergy world. It’s estimated there are now 50 million seasonal allergy sufferers in America. Properly maintaining your HVAC system is the…

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Common AC Purchasing Mistakes

March 29, 2018

Purchasing a new air conditioner can be a daunting task, but we’re here to help! Here are some common purchasing mistakes to avoid when buying a new air conditioning system in Portland, OR. The Wrong Sized Unit It is easy to buy a unit too large or too small for your space. A larger unit…

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Time for Your Spring Maintenance Appointment

March 14, 2018

The best time to schedule your system maintenance call is before something fails. Your heating and cooling equipment is too important to neglect, service yourself, or wait until something breaks. Call the experts at Ben’s Heating & Air Conditioning to come to your home in Portland, OR, at least once a year to do a…

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The Importance of Ductless Maintenance

February 6, 2018

A ductless, or mini-split, heating and cooling system is a splendid choice for your home and a worthwhile investment. It offers many benefits, and you can enjoy them all for years to come if you maintain the system on a consistent basis. You definitely want to protect your investment. By not keeping up with the…

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What is a Heat Pump?

February 2, 2018

A heat pump is a device that transfers heat from one place to another, from inside to outside or from outside to inside. In the winter, a heat pump works like a heater, extracting heat energy from outside and transferring it inside. In the summer, the process reverses and it will remove heat from your…

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How Does My Furnace Work?

January 6, 2018

Having knowledge about how your furnace works can help you quickly solve the problem when your unit needs repair. If your unit needs professional help, you can always call the professionals at Ben’s Heating & Air Conditioning at 503-233-1779. Gas furnaces create heat by burning natural gas. This gas is usually methane combined with other…

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Video – What Is a Heat Pump?

January 1, 1970

A heat pump is a device that transfers heat from one place to another, from inside your home to outside or from outside to inside. In the winter a heat pump works like a heater, extracting heat energy from outside and transferring it inside. In the summer the process reverses and it will remove heat…

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The Problem With Clogged Air Filters

January 1, 1970

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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