Air Conditioning Articles

Why Schedule Air Conditioning Maintenance?

April 10, 2023
Image of technicians working on ac unit. Why Schedule Air Conditioning Maintenance?

It’s about to heat up here in Clackamas. Make sure your air conditioner (AC) is primed for the Oregon summer heat rays by scheduling a seasonal maintenance visit.

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Do I Really Need an AC Tune-Up?

July 28, 2022
woman on phone with HVAC company asking if you really need an AC tune-up.

Our professionals at Robben and Sons want to be sure you realize the long-term benefits of regular maintenance and tune-ups for your air conditioning system. In many cases, a small, short-run investment can save time, money, stress, and hassle down the road.

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Money Saving Tips for This Summer

July 15, 2022
Money Saving Tips for This Summer

Robben & Sons has provided this list of tried-and-true methods to reduce your energy consumption and save you money this season.

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Know Your AC System

June 9, 2022
Air conditioning system fan.

Whether it’s people, appliances, or air conditioning (AC) systems, the better you know them, the better you are able to care for them. Our team at Robben and Sons knows air conditioners because it’s our business. We want to share just a little of our knowledge with you so you can extend the life of your air conditioner, avoid costly repairs, and save energy and money in Portland.

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How Does an Air Conditioner Work?

May 13, 2022
Air conditioning unit outside next to a pink flower

As a homeowner here in Oregon, it’s always a good idea to learn as much as you can about your appliances. That means knowing their basic operations, what features are included, and if any necessary upkeep is involved. Needless to say, this is no exception for your air conditioning (AC) unit.

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How to Properly Size an AC System

April 7, 2022
How to Properly Size an AC System

In the heat of the summer, it’s easy to assume that bigger is better when it comes to air conditioning (AC) systems. Obviously, if you have an air conditioner that’s too small in your Portland home, you will not be able to keep your temperatures consistently low even if the unit is running constantly. 

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Does an AC Kill Mold?

August 11, 2021
Does an AC Kill Mold?

If you find mold exists somewhere in your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system, particularly in your air conditioner or ductwork, call Robben & Sons for assistance.

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Be an Informed Consumer by Learning AC Lingo

May 20, 2021
ac definitions

The air conditioning system in your Portland home is one of your biggest investments and home assets. In order to take care of it properly, as well as to communicate effectively with air conditioning (AC) professionals when needed, it’s good to understand some common air conditioning terminology.

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4 Things That Could Be Causing Your AC to Run Inefficiently

April 28, 2021
4 Things That Could Be Causing Your AC to Run Inefficiently

We at Robben & Sons strive to do our best to ensure your air conditioner, or AC, is running smoothly and effectively. But sometimes there are external factors that could be causing your unit to run less efficiently.

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AC Maintenance Checklist

April 20, 2021
ac maintenance checklist

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

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Why Is My Air Conditioner Making Noise?

July 31, 2020
A man attempting to sleep in a bed and trying to determine why his air conditioner is making noise.

It’s normal for your air conditioner to create some noise when running—that simply means it’s working. Although older units are typically louder than newer ones, all air conditioning noises are not the same.

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How Environmental Issues Can Affect Your AC

July 16, 2020
Father and daughter cleaning their home after learning how environmental issues can affect their AC system.

When you’re looking at how your air conditioner works, it can depend on a wide variety of factors. Most people realize that the brand you select, the size, the features, and the efficiency rating all play a role in how well an air conditioner will cool your Portland home. However, many environmental issues also play a significant part in not only your air conditioner’s performance but contribute to potential problems you may face.

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Heat Gain Prevention Tips

June 30, 2020
Man checking window insulation as part of the heat gain prevention tips.

When you are in the middle of summer, it can be difficult to keep heat out of your Clackamas home even if you have your central air conditioning system going full blast. Our team at Robben and Sons wants to help you prevent heat from building up inside your home as much as possible so that your air conditioner can be more effective and efficient. Here are some tips to consider.

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How Can I Afford a New AC System (and Other HVAC Equipment)?

May 31, 2020
Piggy bank on the beach representing the financing options available for affording a new AC system and other HVAC equipment for your home.

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected so many lives around us, both health-wise and financially. At Robben and Sons, we remain committed to providing the best service to all our Oregon customers during this difficult time. Let’s stick together as a community and help each other whenever we can.

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FAQs About the New AC Regulations

August 14, 2019
HVAC technicians representing the FAQs about the new AC regulations

Maybe you have already heard of the mandates set by US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding your home’s air conditioner refrigerant. Or maybe you haven’t. Either way, since our Robben and Sons professionals are getting asked these questions more frequently from Oregon homeowners, we thought sharing them and their answers may be beneficial to you.

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How to Protect Your AC From Storms

July 19, 2019
lightening representing how you can protect your ac from storms

Our professionals at Robben and Sons want you to have a reliable air conditioning system before, during, and after a storm. Here are some tips on helping you protect your air conditioner investment.

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5 Ways to Save On Your Summer Energy Bill

July 2, 2019
piggy bank representing the 5 ways to save on your summer energy bill

Now that summer is here, we are all looking to save some pennies where we can. So why not start with your costly utility bills?

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