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Thermostat 101 Basics

June 20, 2022

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Know Your AC System

June 9, 2022

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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What Maintenance Is Needed for a Ductless System?

May 24, 2022

A ductless heating and cooling system, or a mini split, is a splendid choice for your Portland 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. 

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How Does an Air Conditioner Work?

May 13, 2022

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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Listen to Your HVAC System

Listen to Your HVAC System

April 21, 2022

Think of your heating and cooling (HVAC) system components as the instruments in a quiet symphony. 

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How to Properly Size an AC System

How to Properly Size an AC System

April 7, 2022

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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Consider a Ductless AC System

Consider a Ductless AC System

March 21, 2022

When you think of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, you probably think of the furnace and air conditioner (AC) equipment inside, an air conditioner component outside, and a network of ducts running throughout your Clackamas home. 

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Thermostat Settings: On vs. Auto

Thermostat Settings: On vs. Auto

March 7, 2022

We all know the difference between the heating and cooling settings on a thermostat. But what’s the difference between the On or Auto switch? How does this setting impact the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system in your Portland home?

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The Basics of Winter Indoor Air Quality

The Basics of Winter Indoor Air Quality

February 21, 2022

In the winter, being snug as a bug in a rug in your home can be cozy, but it can also play havoc with your indoor air quality (IAQ) here in OR, creating some significant health problems. At Robben and Sons, we recommend taking precautions to avoid the common issues associated with winter indoor air quality.

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Heat Pump Versus Furnace

Heat Pump Versus Furnace

February 11, 2022

Looking to install a new heater in your Portland home? Your two most popular choices are a heat pump and a furnace. Each one has advantages and disadvantages when compared to the other.

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