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4 Things That Could Be Causing Your AC to Run Inefficiently

4 Things That Could Be Causing Your AC to Run Inefficiently

April 28, 2021

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

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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Does an AC Help With Allergies?

March 31, 2021

Does an air conditioner (AC) help with allergies? In one word, yes. Actually two words, yes if. If you properly maintain the air conditioner. Air conditioners can help filter your home’s air and control its humidity, which are both helps in the allergy world. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), it’s estimated there are now 50 million seasonal allergy sufferers in America, so any and all help is welcomed.

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HVAC Ways to Go Green in Your Home

HVAC Ways to Go Green in Your Home

March 18, 2021

Going green is all the rage. And it’s understandable why. We all have a responsibility to care for the world around us for future generations. You probably already take at least small steps to do things like reduce, reuse, and recycle.

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What Does AFUE Mean?

February 28, 2021

While an air conditioner’s efficiency is measured by its SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating, an electric or gas- or oil-fired furnace’s efficiency is measured by its AFUE, or average fuel utilization efficiency. This standard measurement is given in percentages, letting you know how much of your fuel is actually used to heat your Oregon home and how much fuel is wasted.

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What Accessories Can Help With My Indoor Air Quality?

February 16, 2021

In modern society, average adults spend nearly all their time indoors at work or at home. In fact the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports this amount of time reaches upwards of 90 percent for most people. That puts the importance of good indoor air quality at a whole new level.

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Robben & Sons Health and Safety Policy

February 1, 2021

Robben & Sons Heating, Inc. update on Coronavirus. In the current and changing environment regarding coronavirus, we believe it is important we do what we can to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. We are dedicated to the safety and well-being of our clients and have adopted the following policies, ensuring we are doing everything…

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Why Won’t My Furnace Stop Running?

January 31, 2021

Is your furnace blowing air without pause? If so, you’re probably feeling a bit concerned. First, your Portland house most likely feels like an oven. On top of that, your utility bill will be considerably higher with your furnace constantly running. Believe it or not, this is a fairly common problem our professionals at Robben & Sons see frequently, so you don’t need to worry.

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Is My Furnace Overheating?

January 15, 2021

Just about any electrical appliance has the potential to overheat. Furnaces are no exception. As a homeowner, you need to take precautions to lower the risk of an overheated unit. You should also be wary of the associated symptoms, so you know when to take action. Remember, if your system gets too hot, you should keep a cool head and get your furnace taken care of right away.

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Why Air Duct Cleaning Is Important

December 31, 2020

Just like your lungs are an important connection to the rest of your respiratory system, your home’s ductwork, or air ducts, are importantly connected to your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. For your HVAC system—and your lungs—to perform at peak level, the numerous airways need to be open and clear. All in the name of breathing properly.

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Robben and Sons Heating proudly provides HVAC service to Beaverton, Clackamas, Damascus, Forest Grove, Gresham, Hillsboro, Lake Oswego, Oregon City, Portland, Sherwood, Troutdale, Tualatin, West Linn, Wilsonville, and the surrounding communities. Visit our service area page for more coverage details, call us at 503-233-5841, or request service online today.