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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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What Are the Different Types of Furnaces?

January 31, 2022

If you happen to be in the market for a new furnace, you may be overwhelmed by the number of options available. Our professional team at Robben and Sons would like to make it a bit easier by providing some basics on the different types of furnaces on the market today. We hope this information can help you make the best decision for your family.

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Why Is My Furnace Not Heating My Entire Home?

January 16, 2022

If your furnace seems to be producing heating inconsistently around your home, you’re not alone. Many homes have varied conditions from room to room causing inconsistent heating or cooling.

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Mother and Kids enjoying time together in their home showing why indoor air quality is important.

Why Is Indoor Air Quality Important?

December 30, 2021

Energy-efficient homes are more common than ever. Although they provide many benefits, including reducing overall energy usage and a smaller carbon footprint, they come with some disadvantages as well.  What Disadvantages? The most significant disadvantage is poor indoor air quality. Tightly sealed Portland area homes prevent heated and cooled air from escaping as easily, but…

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How to Eliminate Dust in My Home

December 15, 2021

At Robben and Sons Heating, we know how important clean indoor air quality is for your home. With indoor air quality typically being dirtier than your outdoor air, you need to take measures to reduce factors contributing to the indoor pollution.

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What Does Nate-Certified Mean?

November 30, 2021

A humidifier is a device that emits water vapor to increase the humidity in your home. A humidifier battles the symptoms associated with cold weather.

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Why Does My Furnace Smell?

November 15, 2021

If your furnace is producing a strange smell, you should always treat it with caution. While the cause for the odor may be benign, it could just as easily be harmful to inhale.

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Humidifier in the Fall | Portland, OR

Why Do I Need a Humidifier in the Fall?

October 27, 2021

Fall is a beautiful time of the year—but it comes with a drop in humidity levels. If you’re concerned about the humidity change and want to enhance your comfort inside your Portland home, installing a humidifier is an excellent option.

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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 503-238-HEAT (4328), or request service online today.