Is a heat pump or furnace right for your home in Portland? This is definitely a debated topic, but our experience with Portland General and NW Natural Gas is that yes, a heat pump is definitely worth considering. They’re able to cool just like an air conditioner, but also provide heat in the winter. Since Portland winter temps are not that of colder climates, heat pumps are definitely viable options for efficient home comfort. Some homeowners have experienced significant winter savings with the right heat pump system for their Portland home.
Some like the “softer” feel of heat from a heat pump on milder Portland winter nights vs, the blast of heat from a furnace. Modern furnaces do offer variable speed fan motors and modulating flames to increase comfort, but these features also affect the price of the equipment. An alternative to deciding between a heat pump and furnace is a dual fuel or hybrid heating system.
A Hybrid Heat or dual fuel system is a heat pump combined with a gas furnace back up. Heat pumps can be more efficient (depending on Portland General rates) than a gas furnace at milder winter temps. When we hit our colder days and nights, the gas furnace automatically kicks in as gas heat is more efficient in colder weather. With a Bryant Hybrid Heat installation from Efficiency Heating and Cooling, you’ll rejoice with lower utility bills during our winter months.
“If you want to support local businesses or if you want excellent service, do yourself a favor. Use Efficiency Heating and Cooling. Yeah, I know this sounds like a commercial, but it isn’t. Matt came out to our house to take a look at our quarter century old heat pump. Oddly enough, this relic of the 80’s wasn’t working right. Simply put, he fixed it. And on a night when the temp was expected to drop down to the teens (Tuesday, FEB 4, 2014) he didn’t try to upsell us anything. He just gave us the facts about our system, and said if you want more information, EH&C would be happy to provide it for us. I can tell you this. Efficiency Heating and Cooling just earned themselves another loyal customer. We know that our ancient heat beast is on its last legs, and when it goes, we know exactly who will be coming back to replace it with something better. Thanks, Efficiency H&C!”
Have you ever woken up in the night, and realized it’s freezing inside? Not a fun situation, but it’s one Efficiency Heating and Cooling can save you from. We’re experts at proper heating repair and maintenance on all makes and models of equipment. From gas and oil fired furnaces to heat pumps and dual fuel systems. We do right by our customers, and help you stretch you hard earned dollars in the best possible way. If you need someone to save you from the cold, Efficiency Heating and Cooling will exceed your expectations! Call us today and discover what real indoor comfort service is all about.
Efficiency Heating and Cooling is a Portland heating company who does right by our customers. This means the equipment we use for new installations and replacements is not only competitively priced, but it is reliable and efficient. We’ve found Bryant equipment to be a solid choice for our customers. When you rely on us for your indoor comfort service, you can rest assured that everything we do is done with the utmost attention to quality. Schedule an estimate online today! You can also read more here: Heat pump Portland
Are you interested in saving money with a hybrid heating system? As we mentioned above, combining a gas furnace and heat pump for staying cozy during a Portland winter be worth the investment. Some homeowners recoup the extra expense in just two years of energy savings. Plus, if you’re outside Portland and in an area without natural gas, hybrid heating will save you a lot of money over heating solely off of propane. Efficiency Heating and Cooling is an expert at helping you determine the ideal solution for your specific needs. Call us today at 503-698-5588.