Archive for the ‘Heat Pumps’ Category

The Advantages of the Ductless Heat Pump

Monday, May 14th, 2018

ductless-blowerAre you on the market for a new HVAC system? Concerned about which make and model is right for you? You’ll want to make sure that you choose wisely, since that’s a 12-15 year investment and certainly not one that you should make lightly.

There are plenty of options on the market today, and chances are that you may be a bit confused about which type of system is right for your home. We can advise you. Read on to learn more about the advantages installing a ductless heat pump in your house. They make a great fit for homes in Portland.

Right now, you can take advantage of a special promotion: SAVE UP TO $800 OFF a new ductless heat pump! (more…)

The Benefits of Heat Pumps

Monday, December 26th, 2016

Beaverton, OR has its share of cold and rainy Christmas days, and yet our weather here isn’t quite so cold as it might be in the Midwest or East Coast. You need every advantage you can to trim bills and keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. If a new heater or HVAC system is on the agenda in the next few months, you might want to consider a heat pump, which combines the functions of heating and air conditioning into one. The system isn’t dissimilar to an air conditioner, but a few key differences combines some considerable benefits. (more…)

Need a New Heater? Consider a Heat Pump

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Fall has officially arrived in the Portland, OR area, and that means you’ll soon have need of a heating system to keep your home warm during the cold winter nights. If you have an older heater, replacing it may be a good idea, lest it break down on you in the middle of a cold front, and if your air conditioner’s warranty has expired, you may need to consider a new AC as well. Either way, it pays to make a heat pump a possible replacement from both. They provide a number of benefits over other kinds of heating and cooling, and they make a particularly good fit for homes in our part of the country. (more…)

Heat Pumps Perform Two Jobs in One

Monday, August 15th, 2016

Late summer is a good time to perform an assessment of your older air conditioner and determine if a replacement is in order once the summer turns to fall. It’s also a good time to evaluate your heating situation before the temperatures drop here in Oregon City, OR. In both cases, you would do well to consider a heat pump as a possible option. Though not right for every home, they offer a number of advantages, including combining the effects of a heater and an air conditioner into one single system, Here’s a quick breakdown about how they work. (more…)

How and When to Get Your Heat Pump Ready for Summer

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

We’re quickly careening into summer here in Oregon City, and with the influx of sunshine and water vapor in the air, things will start to get a bit sticky. If you own a heat pump, is it ready to take on the summer heat? Should you wait to tune it up for summer, or is now the ideal time? We often field such questions from homeowners in our service area, and we can do the same for you. Here is some info to get you started, but give us a call here at The Clean Air Act when you’re ready for your heat pump maintenance (more…)

Own a Mobile Home? Consider a Heat Pump!

Monday, April 4th, 2016

Spring has arrived here in Tualatin, OR, and summer will be here before you know it. That makes this an ideal time to install a new air conditioning system in your home. Mobile home owners usually content themselves with box-mounted air conditioning units and space heaters, but those are incomplete systems at best. A better option can be found with a heat pump, which uses the principles of air conditioning to both heat and cool your home. They make a good fit for our Oregon climate, with its cool-but-not-too-cold winters, and for mobile home owners interested in heating and cooling options would be well-advised to give it a look. Recent benefits have made the process of doing so even easier. (more…)

3 Reasons There’s Ice Forming on Your Heat Pump

Monday, February 15th, 2016

It gets cold here in Portland, OR this time of year, and it’s natural to assume that ice will form on the outdoor part of your heat pump just like it does everywhere else. In point of fact, however, ice on the heat pump can be a big problem, and it might not be the weather that’s to blame. Of the ice seems excessive or you witness a corresponding loss of heat or similar problem accompanying its appearance, you should shut off your system and call in a trained professional right away. Here are three reasons there’s ice forming on your heat pump, most of which need a technician to correct. (more…)

Benefits of a Heat Pump

Monday, January 11th, 2016

A heat pump is a wrinkle on the traditional notion of air conditioning systems, which circulate refrigerant in a close loop. AC systems first vent hot air outside your home, then lower the temperature of air inside the system before blowing it into your home with a fan. Heat pumps similarly offer a “reversible” variation of that cycle: allowing you to heat the home as well as cool it with just the flick of a switch. Heat pumps are more expensive than traditional air conditioners, but provide a number of benefits that Portland, OR residents would do well to consider. Here’s a few of them laid out for you. (more…)

The Benefits of Amana Heat Pumps

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Heat pumps are popular choices for many homeowners for good reasons: they are very energy efficient, can provide your home with both heating and cooling and have an average lifespan of 20-25 years, which is longer than traditional heating and cooling systems. There are a number of companies that produce heat pumps, and the heat pumps we have chosen to offer our Estacada, OR customers is the Amana line of heat pumps. Amana has been a leader in the heating and cooling industry since 1934, and their wide product range can meet the needs of every kind of household. And as Amana experts, you can rest assured that when you need any kind of services for your Amana heat pump, including installation, repair, replacement or bi-annual maintenance, the expert technicians at Clean Air Act have the training and expertise needed to get the job done.

Benefits

One of the first benefits of the Amana line of heat pump products is the range they offer to homeowners. Whether you want a heat pump that is budget friendly or top-of-the-line, Amana has a heat pump that will fit with your needs. Additionally, there are standard benefits that come with every Amana heat pump, no matter which model you choose. These benefits are:

  • Factory-installed filter drier – these help protect the heat pump from outside debris and excess moisture.
  • Compressor sound blanket – Amana’s engineered sound-reduction cover for the compressor, made of high-density foam and a specially designed sound-control top that significantly reduces operational noise.
  • 10-year parts limited warranty – one of the best warranties available for heat pumps.
  • Environmentally-friendly refrigerant – all Amana heat pumps use R-410A, a chlorine-free refrigerant that is friendlier to the environment.
  • High SEER ratings – the SEER rating for Amana heat pumps range from 14 to 18; the mandated law requires a minimum SEER rating of 13.

Hire an Expert for Your Amana Heat Pump

Gaining the benefit of any heat pump requires hiring an expert for all work to be done, and the Amana experts from Clean Air Act are here and ready to help.

Interested to see what an Amana heat pump can do for your Estacada, OR home? Call us today and schedule an appointment.

What Are My Choices with Amana Heat Pumps?

Friday, March 6th, 2015

If you have been looking for a heating and cooling system that can work effectively and without use of fossil fuels, you may want to consider the installation of a heat pump. Heat pumps can work with both ducted and ductless systems, and when properly installed, a heat pump can give you 20-25 years’ worth of service. At Clean Air Act, we are proud to carry the Amana line of heat pump products, and our technicians can install, repair, maintain and replace them at your Portland, OR, home. Why did we choose Amana? Here are some reasons:

  • All Amana heat pumps use R-410A refrigerant, which is an environmentally-friendly refrigerant
  • All the refrigerant is chlorine-free
  • Amana pays special attention to the quiet operation of their systems, so they operate at a very low noise volume
  • Each unit is equipped with a crankcase heater and filter dryer, allowing for optimal heating power during the winter months

Amana Series of Heat Pumps

Amana offers a range of heat pumps, from systems for large homes to systems for the budget-conscious homeowner:

  • ASZC series – this is Amana’s high-efficiency series of heat pumps, and there are two types: the SEER 18 heat pump and the SEER 16 heat pump. These heat pumps are typically for larger homes and/or those wanting the benefits of a high-efficiency heat pump system; they also come with a limited lifetime warranty.
  • ASZ series – for those looking for many of the benefits the ASZC series offers, but who don’t need all of them, the ASZ series is the one to look at. The ASZ heat pumps come in SEER 13, 14 and 16 ratings, giving you choices about the level of energy efficiency you’d like to be at. This series does not come with the limited lifetime warranty.
  • ANZ series – the ANZ series is great for smaller homes and those who are looking to stay within a certain budget range. The ANZ heat pump systems have SEER ratings of either 13 or 14, but they do not have the limited lifetime warranty.

For more information on how an Amana heat pump can fit in your Portland, OR, home, call the experts at Clean Air Act today!