Why heat your home with a heat pump?

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Weather in Oregon changes greatly from season to season and we’re used to rain and colder weather during the fall and winter months and we get accustomed to cranking up the heat if we need it. When summer rolls around, it’s time to bring out the air conditioning unit to stay cool. If you’re tired of using separate systems to heat and cool your home and you’re looking for one system that can provide the comfort you need while also saving energy, a heat pump is a great answer. Here’s why you should get your home set up with a heat pump this autumn.

  1. Comfort
    Heat pumps provide clean air and consistent temperatures no matter what season it is. You are given the control of what temperature is most comfortable for your home. Heat pumps are built with longer run times at lower speeds which can increase dehumidification capability and offer even temperatures inside.
  2. Efficiency
    Heat pumps take the heat from the outside air to warm your home and then efficiently cools your home by taking the heat out of your house. If you’re used to heating your home with other heat sources that are less efficient and expensive like oil or electric, you will see a big price drop in your heating bill after installing a heat pump. Heat pumps are one of the most environmentally friendly ways to heat and cool your home because of how efficiently they utilize electricity.
  3. Noise
    Are you tired of being woken up to a rattling, outdated HVAC system? Say goodbye to those days with a heat pump. They’re so quiet that you can hardly hear them! Many heat pumps are made to operate at lower capacities so the sound levels are kept extremely low.
  4. Rebates and Incentives
    Since, heat pumps are very efficient there are a variety of rebates and incentives available to customers throughout the year. In fact, customers have the opportunity to save up to $3825 on a new heating and cooling system with a heat pump.  By combining state and federal tax credits, Carrier cool cash, and local utility rebates customers can save up to $3,825!
  5. Dual fuel with hybrid system
    A hybrid system combines a heat pump with a gas furnace and is used to heat your home when the weather is mild. When the weather turns very cold, the heat pump will shut off and the furnace alone will heat the home. These machines run in tandem with each other and this is a more efficient option.

 

 

Here are two great heat pump options:

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This is an efficient heat pump that stands out above the rest. It features variable-speed compression that can change to as many as 5 stages. The ability to run at lower speeds means that it will be quieter and better at removing humidity from the air. It also keeps temperatures even, which allows users to get the most out of the unit’s efficiency levels. It’s also smaller and lighter than other 2-stage units and works with communicating thermostats. It’s durable and comes with a 10 year limited warranty, so homeowners can rely on it for years to come.

Infinity 20
This whisper-quiet heat pump features Greenspeed Intelligence and comes with the highest rating for efficiency.  The variable-speed compressor allows it to adapt to the unique needs of the home and can adjust between 40 and 100% capacity.

Contact us today at 503-946-6396 and let us talk to you about what options there are for your home’s layout and most importantly, your budget. Our experienced and professional sales team can help you decide which one will work for you and get you ready to experience ultimate comfort in your home in the coming cooler months.

Top 5 Reasons to Use Ductless Heating and Cooling Systems

Thinking about getting a new heating system installed before the winter weather hits? Autumn is the perfect time to get a new system installed before the cold weather busy season.  Ductless heating and cooling systems are great options to all of your home comfort needs, all year long! Not only will they keep you warm during the winter, but they’ll keep you cool in the summer with just a simple click of a button.  Here are the top 5 reasons why you should consider using ductless heating and cooling in your home.

Reason #1: Comfort
Ductless systems are known for providing clean air, consistent temperatures and humidity control throughout the year. You’re in control of what temperature works for you and your home, so no matter how cold it gets this year, you can rely on staying comfortable with just one simple ductless solution.

Reason #2: Easy Installation
A ductless system is easy to install for our team of experienced professionals. We’ll do all the hard work for you and can typically install a new unit for your home in 1-2 days, depending on the scope of the job.  Installation usually only requires a small hole in the wall to connect the pipe to the indoor unit and to the outdoor compressor unit. No painting or patching required!

Reason #3: Energy Efficiency
Ductless heat pumps don’t suck up extra electricity like traditional electric heat sources such as electric baseboard heaters, ceiling heat or wall heaters. So that means, you’ll be saving energy and you’ll also save money on your utility bill every month!

Reason #4: Easy Maintenance
With ductless heating and cooling systems, you won’t need to worry about trying to maintain the unit year after year. All you need to do is make sure the air filter is cleaned on a monthly or bi-monthly basis, then call us to schedule an annual tune-up for it. We’ll clean the air vents and humidifiers, tighten electrical connections, and make sure all the parts are in good working order so there are no surprise break-downs during the cold winter season.

Reason #5: Flexibility
Ductless systems can be used in a variety of home styles and designs, no matter what the space demands. Ductless systems are an easy solution for any home because they’re easily configurable, whereas traditional HVAC systems are not because not duct work is needed.  Ductless heating and cooling systems are great solutions for rooms with hot or cold spots, renovations and additions, rooms you don’t use consistently, garages, and convert attics and basements.

If you’ve decided a ductless heat pump is the way to go, there are a variety of options out there that we can help you with. Contact us and let us talk to you about what options there are for your home’s layout and your budget. Our experienced and professional sales team can help you decide which one will work for you and get you ready to go for the cooler months that are coming.

Why Is Fall Furnace Service Important?

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We had a beautiful Pacific Northwest summer and now autumn has returned in all of its glory. Temperatures are mild, skies are blue, and the mornings are crisp. Now that fall has arrived, it’s a great time to have your HVAC system serviced and tuned-up. We talk a lot about the importance of spring tune-ups, as it’s a great time to make sure things are in good working order before the warm summer months, but autumn tune-ups are just as important because colder weather is coming. Is your furnace up for the job of keeping you comfortable all fall and winter? Here’s why fall furnace service is important:

Reason #1: It keeps the air cleaner.
Indoor air quality is incredibly important, especially now that school is back in session and viruses are circulating freely. Keeping your furnace clean and working well means that the air you breathe will be cleaner. Looking to enhance your indoor air quality even more? Consider the Air Scrubber, which uses ActivePure™ technology that uses germicidal UV light waves with an exclusive catalytic process that uses enviroscrubbing molecules of hydrogen and oxygen. It can reduce 99.9% of the harmful contaminants that get into your home in just 30 minutes of use. In addition, the Infinity® Air Purifier is another great product that uses a unique Capture and Kills ™ technology which captures up to 99% airborne viruses, germs, mold, and bacteria, then uses an electrical charge to kill them.

Reason #2: It cleans the system.
Over time, dust and other debris will accumulate on your system. If it’s not cleaned well every year, your system’s air flow could be reduced and you will have a much lower level of efficiency happening. It could also cause parts to wear down and break, which could mean you’re facing a costly repair in the future.

Reason #3: It keeps your system running longer.
Without annual cleaning and preventative maintenance services, your furnace can wear out quickly. Consider your HVAC tune-ups as similar to when you get your car serviced or get the oil changed. Servicing can ensure that the system will continue to work at its optimal performance level and that there will be no breakdowns during the brutally cold months of winter.  When winter hits, our team is usually busy with emergency calls and you don’t want to be included on that list, so plan ahead with a fall tune-up. When you go to turn on your furnace, you want it to work!

What does a tune-up include?
A tune-up includes a thorough cleaning and full inspection of the furnace to identify any potential issues that may be happening and to make sure the unit is at its optimal efficiency for max comfort.  If there are any areas of concern, we’ll let you know.  Also, keeping current on your annual maintenance keeps you in compliance with manufactures warranty standards.

So before the weather gets extremely cold and wet, beat the rush for service and call us today for a fall tune up. Our experienced team of professionals will make sure your system is up and running well so you can live comfortably this fall and winter in Oregon!