If you are used to living in Portland, you know how brutal the summer heat can be. After an afternoon of outdoor work or play, you will be ready to relax in a nice, cool home. A reliable air conditioner may quickly become the most important appliance in your house during those longest days of the year.
Rely on Hybrid Heating & Air to keep you and your family cool throughout the season. Our team of professionals can help match your home’s cooling needs with top-quality air conditioning systems if you are in the market for a new one. Current models provide excellent cooling and improved energy efficiency.
If you are happy with your current air conditioning system, our trained professionals can come out to inspect, tune up, and clean your system before the heat really hits. On the other hand, if you require repair services, give us a call, and we will be happy to send out a professional to fix your air conditioner as quickly as possible.
Not only does your air conditioner keep you and your family comfortably cool in the Oregon dog days of summer, but it will also dehumidify your indoor air. Keeping your home at the correct humidity level can reduce common allergens such as mold and mildew, protect your electronics and appliances from humidity damage, and improve your overall indoor air quality.
It is the middle of summer, and you have your air conditioning cranked to the maximum. Although your main living area is comfortable, when it is time to answer some emails in your small home office, you find yourself searching for a sweater. And when it is bedtime, you find yourself overheated in your upstairs bedroom wondering if the cool air will ever arrive.
This is a common problem in many Portland, homes, and it is often caused by air duct problems such as leaks, poor insulation, or bad register placement. Our team of professionals at Hybrid Heating & Air is ready to come to your rescue. We offer a wide variety of ductwork solutions such as inspection, sealing, insulation, and repair.
When we come to your home to inspect your air duct system, we will take a comprehensive approach. A complete inspection can help us identify leaks throughout your system, which essentially waste your cooled or heated air as it travels en route to your home’s rooms.
In addition, we will look at the portions of your ductwork that might benefit from additional insulation, which can help hold cooled or heated air at a more consistent temperature during its travels. Finally, we may suggest alternative solutions to help resolve uneven temperature issues throughout the home.
When you are ready tighten up your duct system, call Hybrid Heating & Air at 503-357-5663. Our team wants to help make your air ducts more efficient and your home more comfortable. Request air duct service online today.
Workplace studies show that many factors contribute to the satisfaction and productivity of your employees. A climate-controlled work environment is certainly near the top of the list.
By working with a professional heating and cooling company such as Hybrid Heating & Air that specializes in commercial applications, you’ll be ensuring a comfortable and pleasant work environment for your staff, customers, and business stakeholders.
Providing reliable, consistent, and comfortable heat for a commercial operation can be challenging. In some cases, commercial buildings are large and winding. You may have a combination of small offices along with a large production facility.
Hiring a professional commercial heating provider is critical in finding the solution that will meet your particular building requirements. Our trained technicians may suggest commercial furnaces, boilers, or heat pumps as a commercial heating solution. Rooftop units (RTUs) can keep equipment out of sight and increase efficiency and ventilation in a Portland commercial facility as well.
Just like a properly scaled heating system is important in the winter, you’ll want a commercial cooling system in the summer that fits your unique commercial building’s needs. If cooling systems are inconsistent, you might end up with an imbalance in your commercial operation. If you are operating temperature-sensitive equipment, this can result in downtime or machine malfunctions.
Choose a professional heating and cooling company that has experience with commercial air conditioners, heat pumps, cooling towers, and chillers to ensure you select the best solution for your Oregon commercial cooling needs. Call Hybrid Heating & Air at 503-357-5663 today.
Regular maintenance inspections and cleaning are important to keep any heating and cooling equipment in tiptop condition. However, it can be even more critical in a commercial setting because heating and cooling malfunctions can negatively affect productivity. Consider investing in a maintenance plan to automatically schedule service and take advantage of special pricing. Request commercial service online today.
If you are considering adding on a room to your Oregon home, you may be wondering about heating and cooling options. Expanding your home’s ductwork can be costly and may overburden your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. You should consider installing an efficient ductless system available today.
Ductless systems can be an excellent solution for extra rooms in your Portland home. Since they are not connected to your HVAC system, you can provide customized climate control in selected areas. For instance, you may want to heat or cool a home office only during work hours or an elderly family member may want a bedroom warmer than others residing in the home.
A home’s duct work is often responsible for up to a 30 percent loss of energy, which means a ductless system can reduce your energy bills regularly. Since ductless units require only a small hole in the wall to install, your energy loss is minimized.
Our trained experts at Hybrid Heating & Air can help you size a ductless unit for your room or home as well as advise if one makes sense for your particular heating or cooling needs. Call Hybrid Heating & Air at 503-357-5663 to learn more about ductless units. Request ductless system service online today.
Coming into a toasty, warm home from the blistering winter wind is such a pleasant feeling. Be sure your furnace is ready for the cold temperatures by checking in with our professionals at Hybrid Heating & Air. Our trained professionals can help you select and install a new furnace, repair or inspect an existing furnace, or simply tune up your entire heating system to be sure it’s prepared.
If you are in the market for a new furnace for your Portland home, you will have plenty of options. Today’s furnaces are designed to operate in a wide variety of climates as well as different sized homes.
The layout of your rooms and the building materials used in your Oregon home should also play a role in helping you select the right furnace for your needs. It’s important to match the size of your furnace to all these factors so you get the right amount of heat in cold weather while not wasting energy unnecessarily.
Furnaces run on a variety of different fuels so another consideration when choosing a furnace is the long-run cost of operating your furnace. Most new furnaces are designed with optimal efficiency in mind. It’s important to balance the initial cost of your furnace with ongoing energy costs.
In addition, many furnaces have special features that can help improve indoor air quality or ventilation, offer variable speeds for more consistent heat, or provide zone heating.
Gas fireplaces have come a long way in the past couple decades. There are many options available with something for every taste. A gas fireplace could be a great option for you if you are looking for that type of ambience in your Portland home.
These fireplaces are easy for our professionals to install and look amazing. The newest models are much different than the models of even five years ago. When you add a wide variety of styles, the easy on and off switch, and the sheer coziness of a fireplace to your Oregon home, a residential gas fireplace becomes a much more appealing option.
It is worth noting that while these may seem easy to install and a tempting do-it-yourself (DIY) project, these fireplaces need to connect to a gas line. Anytime you are working with gas, you can’t take chances—installing a gas fireplace is best left to the professionals.
Geothermal Heat Pumps
Whether you are thinking about building a dream house in the future or planning ahead in considering your options for a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) replacement in Portland, it’s worth thinking about alternative as well as conventional options.
Geothermal heating and cooling systems, while not as widely known as traditional HVAC systems, offer a clean, renewable, and an efficient way to heat, cool, and even provide hot water depending on the unit in question.
A geothermal furnace exchanges heat with the earth through a ground heat exchanger. While this may drive up the initial costs of setting up a residential geothermal heat pump or similar unit, savings crop up in the long run. In general, you can expect to recoup your investment in two to 10 years.
Depending on your needs, several different varieties of geothermal systems are available on the residential market including models that offer two-speed compressors, variable fans, and hybrid options. Don’t forget that not all geothermal HVAC systems will work with all Oregon homes. It’s always best to consult with professionals before making your final decision or before falling in love with a particular unit or system.
Finding a sustainable, efficient, and effective way to heat and cool your Portland home can be a challenge. Fortunately, technology and developments in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) industry are making strides in this area. One solution is to invest in a heat pump for all your climate control needs.
Our Hybrid Heating & Air team can provide a wealth of information about current heat pumps available today. Just like its name implies, a heat pump simply pumps warmer air between your home and the outdoors, depending on the season.
When you want additional heat during the colder months, the pump moves heat from outside to inside. When you want heat to be removed during the warmer seasons, the heat pump pushes the heat from inside to outside.
The majority of heat pumps available on the market today are air-source heat pumps. They consume less electricity than baseboard heaters and traditional furnaces, saving you money and reducing your home’s carbon footprint. Heat pumps do not create heat by burning a fuel such as wood or natural gas, which contributes to their energy efficiency and affordability.
High-efficiency heat pumps provide better dehumidification during the warmer months, giving them a leg up over conventional air conditioners.
If you want to get more information about heat pump models for your Oregon home, call Hybrid Heating & Air at 503-357-5663 . Our team is ready and prepared to answer your questions. Request heat pump service online today.
Indoor Air Quality
Do you find yourself feeling tired all the time? Are you suffering from allergies, asthma, or constant respiratory distress? Although these things can originate from many different sources, poor indoor air quality is a possibility.
Our team at Hybrid Heating & Air here in Portland wants to help you ensure a healthy home. We will come out and test the air quality in your Oregon home. If they find any issues, they can provide remediation services to help you improve it.
Everyone has dust and dust mites in their home as well as some level of chemicals released from carpeting, cleaning supplies, and other household substances. In addition, if you have pets, you will generate more hair and dander. Smoking also adds particulates to the air. All of these things can contribute to an indoor air quality problem.
Testing of indoor air quality is something we do every day. If we find issues, our experienced professionals might recommend remediation such as air duct cleaning or replacing your air filters in your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. A wide variety of air filtration and air purification systems are available on the market today as well, which can help improve your indoor air quality.
Everything has its season, and your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system is no different. Your furnace puts in overtime during the chilly winters while taking a rest in the summer, and your air conditioning unit works on the opposite schedule in Oregon. Our team at Hybrid Heating & Air recommends that right before your furnace or air conditioner goes into high gear you schedule an HVAC maintenance service call.
Our trained professionals will conduct a complete inspection and cleaning of your HVAC system. Talk with us about our multipoint inspection. It includes a filter change, lubrication, pressure and safety check, and much more. You will also have a trained eye on your system so any potential problems can be caught quickly and repaired before your HVAC system stops working.
In the long run, investing in HVAC maintenance can save you a great deal of stress and money in your Portland home. A well-maintained system will not only function better, but it will consume less energy every day. In addition, it can help increase the working life of your whole system, making it less likely you will have to invest in a new furnace or air conditioning unit prematurely.
When you are ready to schedule your HVAC maintenance visit, contact Hybrid Heating & Air at 503-357-5663 . We would be happy to answer questions or share more details. Request HVAC maintenance service online today.
Zone Control Systems
As an energy-conscious Oregon homeowner, you may have relied on diligence and basic technology to try to reduce your energy consumption at home. You may have responsibly programmed your thermostat to reduce consumption while you are at work or asleep. You may even police your Portland home regularly, closing and opening room vents as needed. And you may take on extra inconveniences to reduce your overall carbon footprint each day.
Our team at Hybrid Heating & Air can now provide you with an easier way: zone control systems. These systems are designed to connect to your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. Each zone has its own thermostat, and the system can be programmed to automatically open and shut zone dampers as the system receives temperature adjustments.
Zone control systems allow you to boost or lower the temperature of your bedrooms, for example, to achieve comfortable sleeping conditions. If you are entertaining in your main living areas, you can adjust that particular zone to manage the temperature for a greater number of people. Or, you can keep your home office zone comfortable while the rest of your home stays in energy-conservation mode during business hours.
Zone control systems, when installed properly and professionally, can help you reduce your energy consumption throughout the year while increasing your family’s comfort levels.