When was the last time your HVAC system or furnace was replaced? If you need a new HVAC system added or replaced in your home, we know that it may be a little overwhelming when it comes time to decide on which system is right for your space. We understand that there are a lot of options out there and part of our job is to help make sure you choose the right system. We’ll explain how much it will cost, which features are important, what size system your home needs in order to operate at peak efficiency. Our experienced team of heating and cooling professionals can help you with any questions you might have.
If you’re new to the HVAC world, we’ll help break down some of the most common systems. Most commonly, HVAC systems are forced-air systems, and these require ductwork to bring conditioned air inside the home. Return air is then cooled or heated by the system. Standard systems include:
Heat pumps: Heat pump systems are common for many varieties of home styles. They’re not only energy efficient and cost effective, but they can both cool and heat the home with one system, making them a very convenient option for people.
Furnaces: Most furnace systems use natural gas to bring heat inside. Sometimes there are furnaces that use propane or oil as an energy source.
Air conditioners: These systems are used in conjunction with furnaces to cool the home during the summer months. They need a blower and evaporator coil to work.
When you’re reading about different types of systems that might work for your home, be sure to research what the efficiency ratings are of the different machines. Good efficiency ratings mean that you’ll save energy and money in the long run, which is important to most homeowners. process. Knowing the efficiency ratings can help you estimate what the overall costs are of the system as you have it, including repairs and maintenance in addition to the overall install and purchase price. The higher the rating number for Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF) and Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER), the better it is for overall energy and efficiency savings.
If you don’t know which system you should pick for your home, our team at Hybrid can help provide options on what system size and style would work best. We will also work to stay within your budget and we will go over various offers that are happening that can help save you additional money. Right now, there are a variety of rebates and incentives happening now.
- Oregon state tax credits, up to $1,300.00 on qualifying heat pumps — Ends December 31, 2017.
- Energy trust of Oregon, up to $800.00 — May continue beyond 2017
Now is the time to contact us and learn more so you can stay warm and comfortable all winter long!