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Air conditioning heat pumps on the side of a house. What is a heat pump?

What Is a Heat Pump?

June 13, 2022

A heat pump is a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system that transfers heat from one place to another, from inside to outside or from outside to inside. In the winter a heat pump works like a heater, extracting heat energy from outside and transferring it inside—instead of generating its own heat like a furnace. In the summer the process reverses, and it removes heat from your home and transfers it outside like an air conditioner.

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AC Tune-up

Do I Really Need an AC Tune-Up? 

May 9, 2022

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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AC System

Know Your AC System

April 12, 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 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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Dehumidifier

Why Is a Home Dehumidifier Important?

March 8, 2022

Although most Clackamas homeowners understand the importance of having a working heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system to provide heating and cooling throughout the year, some people don’t realize the equally important factor of controlling a home’s humidity levels as well. Our professionals at Petra Heating & Air Conditioning want to provide you with the information to create a healthy, comfortable environment for you and your family. Here is some important information about dehumidifiers and the role they play in your home’s health and comfort.

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Save money Heating Bill

How Can I Save Money on My Heating Bill This Winter?

February 15, 2022

A clean filter is essential to being sure your furnace is running as efficiently as possible. It’s also crucial to maintaining healthy indoor air quality. You should follow your furnace-industry recommendations, but we recommend changing your filter at a minimum of every three to six months. A dirty filter restricts airflow and causes your furnace to work harder than it should to maintain a constant temperature.

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Furnace Not Heating Home

Why Isn’t My Furnace Heating My Entire Home?

January 14, 2022

If your furnace seems to be producing heat inconsistently around your Clackamas home to you, you’re not alone. Many homes have varied conditions from room to room causing spotty heating or cooling. On cold days, this can be a nuisance. For example, you may be confined to only a few rooms in your home. Or you might have to wear a coat and blanket just to function around the house.

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Furnace Leaking

Why Is My Furnace Leaking Water?

December 16, 2021

You just discovered there is a puddle of water on the floor in front of your furnace. What does this mean? Why would your furnace be leaking water? 

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Room wall temperature thermostat turn dial to set. What is short cycling?

Why Won’t My Furnace Stop Running?

November 19, 2021

Is your furnace blowing air without pause? If so, you’re probably feeling a bit concerned. First, your Clackamas 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 Petra Heating & Air Conditioning see frequently, so you don’t need to worry.

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Furnace Check

5 Reasons to Schedule a Fall Furnace Clean and Check

October 26, 2021

You may think this maintenance is unimportant and you can save money by forgoing it, but you would be mistaken. Here are five reasons you should call to schedule your appointment today.

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Dusty IAQ

How to Eliminate Dust in My Home

September 21, 2021

It’s rampant everywhere around the country and has become the subject of a lighthearted, frequently repeated myth at both the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). Officials at these agencies understand farming does not occur without creating dust. So the EPA and USDA “have never proposed tightening rules on farm dust. And they have told Congress and the American people that they won’t propose stricter standards.” 

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