Air Conditioning Articles

3 Health Benefits for Using Your AC While Sleeping

May 15, 2024
3 Health Benefits for Using Your AC While Sleeping. Women waking up aftere a good night sleep.

A major part of your health relies on getting a good night’s sleep. That’s why it’s not just important to run your air conditioner during the hot summer days. You also need to keep your home comfortably cool at night as well.

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3 Signs It’s Time For a New AC

April 15, 2024
family sitting in front of a fan.

Deciding on the ideal time to replace your air conditioning system in Portland can be a challenge, so here are three areas our Petra Heating & Air Conditioning professionals suggest you monitor for telltale signs:

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Heat Gain Prevention Tips

August 19, 2022
man insulating window

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.

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Do I Really Need an AC Tune-Up? 

May 9, 2022
AC Tune-up

Home ownership comes with a great deal of responsibilities and an ever-growing to-do list. Add to that the responsibilities of a career and a family, and you see why modern life runs at a constant, fast pace here in Clackamas. It’s easy to bump things like an air conditioner tune-up down the priority list, both in terms of time and money. It’s very likely you have higher priorities requiring more urgent attention than an air conditioner that seems to be working just fine.

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Know Your AC System

April 12, 2022
AC System

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 Petra Heating & Air Conditioning 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 Clackamas.

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Top Causes of Air Conditioner Failure

August 24, 2021
AC Failure

It’s the first really hot day of summer when open windows, sun-blocking shades, and the ceiling fans just can’t cut it anymore. You resign yourself to finally turning on your air conditioner (AC)—only to find it blowing warm air, making funny noises, or simply not cooperating at all. It’s a scenario we all dread, and one that our professionals at Petra Heating & Air Conditioning want to prevent.

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Why Is My Air Conditioner Freezing Up?

July 20, 2021
Frozen Air Conditioner

If your air conditioner stops blowing cool air or stops all together, check to see if your indoor unit is frozen. What exactly will that look like?

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Why Is My Air Conditioner Making Noise?

June 22, 2021
Why Is My Air Conditioner 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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Spring Money-Saving Tips

May 18, 2021
Spring Money-Saving Tips

Everyone loves to save money, and it’s a good idea to review different aspects of your budget now and again to see if there are more opportunities you have missed in the past. In the springtime, considering how you can reduce your energy bills is always a great idea.

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AC Maintenance Checklist

April 15, 2021
AC Maintenance Checklist | Air Conditioning | Happy Valley

Be sure you take the time to perform basic maintenance regularly as well as invest in a professional checkup at least once a year. According to the US Department of Energy (DOE), good maintenance can save you money and reduce your energy usage.

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3 Telltale Signs It’s Time for a New AC

August 17, 2020
A rusty air conditioning unit set in a wall | 3 Telltale Signs It’s Time for a New AC | Clackamas

Should you repair or replace? That’s always the big question when it comes to major home systems like air conditioning (AC). Repairs are easier on the pocketbook in the short run, but too many of them can add up.

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Why Is My AC Blowing Hot Air?

July 20, 2020
ac unit blowing hot air

It’s the first really hot day of summer in Oregon City when the floor fans and the open windows just don’t cut it anymore. You head over to your thermostat and select “air conditioner” and wait for that refreshing icy air to start blowing out of your vents. When you check a few minutes later, you feel only hot air. Why?

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

June 12, 2020
Couple Looking Over Bills

Can you afford a new air conditioning system? Our team wants to help by offering financing options with quick approvals to help your home.

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Why Do I Need AC Maintenance Now?

May 20, 2020
AC Maintenance

Why is spring the best time to have maintenance done on your home? We suggest having service done on your unit in preparation for summer.

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Furnace Repair

March 16, 2019

“This is a family run business and I have been a client for years. I cannot recommend them more highly. Besides regular maintenance, they came out on an emergency call on a really cold Sunday night with little notice and got our furnace working again. I wouldn’t call anyone else, these folks are great!” –…

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