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What Is Short Cycling?

November 23, 2020

Short cycling is a term used in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) world to explain a situation where a furnace or air conditioner turns on and off too frequently. The “short cycle” is the period of time that your HVAC equipment is actually running, and the shorter this cycle, the harder your system needs to work.

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Schedule Your Annual Furnace Inspection Now

October 22, 2020

Prepping your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system for winter in Oregon not only enhances your safety and your furnace’s efficiency, it can help keep your repair budget in line during cold weather. Tackling this important chore is easier than raking leaves or cleaning gutters when you call the heating and cooling experts at Robben and Sons.

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Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality

October 15, 2020

Improving the indoor air quality (IAQ) at your Portland home or business makes sense on so many levels. Consider your health, your comfort, and your household budget. It’s hard to imagine a more important investment than improving the air you breathe!

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Fall Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

September 29, 2020

With fall now upon us in Clackamas, cooler temperatures are here to stay. This transition from one season to another most definitely affects your home’s indoor air quality (IAQ). And your indoor air quality directly affects your comfort in your home.

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What Are Air Scrubbers?

September 16, 2020

These days, you cannot help but think more about killing germs, staying healthy, and paying a little extra attention to personal hygiene. Given that most of us spend about 90 percent of our time indoors, effectively destroying viruses and bacteria is now very relevant to all of our lives. Air scrubbers use the latest advancements in residential indoor air quality (IAQ) technology to keep your Oregon home healthy and safe.

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Why You Need Whole-House Humidity Control

August 31, 2020

Today, the combination of indoor plumbing as well as seasonal humidity can contribute to issues such as mold growth. Our professionals at Robben and Sons want to share with you some tips on controlling humidity and, furthermore, humidity control consequences in your Portland home.

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Common AC Purchasing Mistakes to Avoid

August 18, 2020

When it’s time to invest in a major home appliance like an air conditioner (AC), you want to be well informed. The good news is technology has made it easy to gather a great deal of information in a short period of time. The bad news is there are so many makes and models of air conditioners available, the entire process can get quickly overwhelming.

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Why Is My Air Conditioner Making Noise?

July 31, 2020

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

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

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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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.