Archive for the ‘Heat Pumps’ Category

Don’t Skip Heat Pump Maintenance!

Monday, April 15th, 2019

heat-pumpThere’s a lot that differentiates a heat pump from a central air conditioner or furnace. When it comes to maintenance, however, there’s one key difference that is most important for homeowners to understand:

They technically need twice as much maintenance.

Now, maintenance twice a year isn’t anything unusual. Even your typical central AC and furnace setup requires a separate annual tune-up for each system. Rather, we want to talk about the fact that your heat pump is doing the work of two systems. These systems are rated to last up to 20 years, but only when they’re taken care of by an expert of cooling and heating repair in Portland, OR.

Getting heat pump maintenance before the season is essential for preventing problems caused by things like:

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Are Geothermal Heaters the Most Efficient?

Monday, March 18th, 2019

geothermal-loopsIf you’ve had your HVAC system for a few years already, you understand that the only thing better than a working heater is an efficient heater. Getting comfort at the lowest possible monthly price can become a game in itself, as you try to instill the best heating habits and arrange for maintenance checks at the right time.

However, aside from getting maintenance and changing the air filter on your heater, there are few things you can do to make a serious impact on your efficiency. At that point, what you’d need is a more efficient heating system.

In this post, we’ll talk about if geothermal systems are truly the key to efficient heating in Portland, OR.

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Go Ductless for Winter

Monday, January 21st, 2019

woman-operating-ductless-systemDuctless mini split systems are becoming more popular by the day, but for the most part, most homeowners are still using ducted systems. These include systems like furnaces, central air conditioners, and standard heat pumps.

While ducted systems are a great choice, there are plenty of reasons to lose the ducts and go with a ductless heat pump instead. The only issue is that most people don’t realize how beneficial it can be to make the switch. Here are a few of those benefits:

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Consider a High Velocity Heating System for Your Home

Monday, December 10th, 2018

man-stays-warmThe most common heating options for homes consist of heat pumps and furnaces. But the “common” doesn’t account for every type of home! For smaller or older homes, those types of heaters just aren’t possible.

In comes the high-velocity heating system. Not only are these systems great for traditional homes, but they’re also actually growing in popularity due to the benefits of their unique features. Of course, only qualified heating experts in Portland, OR can install them. Let’s look a bit closer into these systems to see what makes them so different.

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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…)