Paying for a new heating system can be expensive for the average homeowner, and no matter how great of an investment it is, coming up with a way to pay for it can be stressful. But with our convenient financing options, you won’t need to worry about how you will pay for this new system for your home. Hybrid Heating and Air Conditioning understands the importance of having a reliable heating system for your home, so we are committed to making it as easy as possible for homeowners to get one installed and running as soon as possible.

We provide several financing options to help our valued customers pay for their new system. These include Red Brick, Wells Fargo, and the Savings Within Reach for PGE customers. Our variety of plans range in rates and terms of use, in addition to how long the loans are. Based on approved credit, our range of financing options can help get you on the path toward system replacement in no time at all. Not sure which financing option will work with your specific situation? Our team will sit down with you and explain the options, so you know all the details you need to make a decision.

What are the advantages of a new heating and cooling system?
A new system offers significant benefits for homeowners, including bigger energy efficiency, a reduction in utility bills, and greater reliability, no matter what season it is. New systems that are Energy Star certified are made to save the Earth’s energy, which means you’re not only doing your part to help the environment, but you will also notice that your utility bill will be shrinking. And did we mention that a new system will be reliable, so you can turn it on knowing it will do its job correctly for years to come. No need to worry about unexpected breakdowns or costly repairs! That peace of mind is beneficial!

Whether it’s a high efficiency gas furnace, a new ductless heat pump, or an air conditioning system that you’re planning ahead for this summer, your system is a great purchase that will provide comfort for the next 10 to 15 years. Our experienced heating and cooling technicians at Hybrid Heating and Air Conditioning have the hands-on expertise that you can trust, so your system can be installed with efficiency and attention to detail.

Contact us today for details on financing, in addition to what system will work best for your home’s specific layout. We are glad to help find you an option that works best for you!

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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.

The basics:
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.

Current offers:

  • 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!

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Weather in the Pacific Northwest gives us a good mix of rain, sun, heat, and snow.  Some months it’s continual rain and other times during those warm months, it’s hot and there seems to be no end in sight. Many homeowners enjoy using their furnaces in the winter to keep them home and are okay with moving in a couple of window air conditioning units when the summer heat gets unbearable. But there is a better solution: a heat pump. A heat pump is a great solution for homeowners looking for both heating and cooling solutions in one system.

What are the differences between air conditioners and heat pumps?
Both of these systems use outdoor and indoor coils to transfer refrigerant. An air conditioning system will absorb heat that passes over the indoor coil in the system. This means that cool air is transferred into the ductwork of your home and the hot air is moved to the outside. Heat pumps on the other hand, will take outside heat for warming your home and then, they cool it by taking the heat out of your home.

If your home currently runs on electric baseboard heating or oil, you’ll see a huge difference in the utility bill if you install a heat pump. The cost of the heat pump will likely pay for itself over time because of the amount of money you’ll save in heating and cooling bills in the coming years. An air conditioner can be an inexpensive solution to cooling your home when it gets hot outside, especially if you live in a smaller space. However, a heat pump can be used to both heat and cool your home, year round! It’s resourceful in how much electricity it uses, making it an environmentally friendly option, too.

Which system is right for you?
Installing a new heating and cooling system for your home is an investment, but it’s one that will be well worth it, adding value to your home and enhancing your quality of life at the same time. If you don’t have ductwork in your home, we can help you with a selection of ductless heat pumps that will fit your home and most importantly, your budget. If you’re not sure which one is right for you, call us and let us figure out the details.

Not sure which system is right for you?
If you’ve decided you want to start enjoying the benefits a heat pump, you’ll be making a great long term investment for your home. And, there are a variety of options out there for all types of budgets. If you don’t have ductwork in your home, give us a call and let us tell you about our selection of ductless heat pumps. Once installed, you’ll reap the rewards of lower heating and cooling bills almost immediately! Not sure what your options are for your home or office space? Call us and let us figure out what might work for your specific needs.

Now is a great time to get your system installed, too! Oregon tax credits are available now and can be used on qualified heat pumps. These are available through the end of the year, but the time to act is now, so you can enjoy the benefits for the rest of the year!

 

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Springtime has officially arrived and that means the days are longer and the sun is starting to reappear. This is the perfect time of year to consider installing a heat pump for your home! Heat pumps are wonderful options for homeowners because they can effectively cool and heat your home throughout the year.

No matter what size your home, a heat pump is an affordable choice that can keep your home warm during the cold winter months and cool during the hot days of summertime. With a heat pump, comfort is within reach, with just a touch of a button. Here are some of the top reasons why installing a heat pump in your home is a great idea.

Reason #1: Comfort is available year round.
Pacific Northwest weather can be a bit unpredictable and no matter how cold or hot it is you’ll be able to be comfortable inside all year long. Heat pumps are also effective in circulating clean air throughout the inside of your home and the temperatures will be set consistently, so you aren’t left with hot or cold spots in various parts of the home. It’s truly easy to control the temperature of your home with just a few clicks of a button.

Reason #2: You’ll hardly notice when your heat pump is on.
Heat pumps are so incredibly quiet, you probably won’t even notice that it’s running. If you’re tired of dragging in a clanging, loud air conditioning window unit every summer, you won’t have to if you upgrade to a heat pump. Heat pumps are quiet and energy efficient because they run at lower capacities.

Reason #3: You’ll see a reduction in energy bills.
Because heat pumps are so energy efficient, you will probably see a drop in your energy bills on a monthly basis. In addition, this year there are a variety of rebates and incentives that are happening through the companies that manufacture the heat pumps. Oftentimes these can be combined with tax credits that can help you save even more money. Our team can help walk you through which system might be right for you, then help you with determining if there are discounts or credits currently available.

Now is the time to upgrade your system and get it ready to tackle the upcoming warmer weather of spring and summer! Our experienced professional team will help get you the info you need so you can make the right decision for your home and your budget. Contact us today!

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Winter is here & chilly mornings mean that you’re likely turning on your heater more and more and you’re becoming accustomed to keeping the heat on for the day. If you’re tired of using separate systems to keep your home comfortable throughout the year, it’s time to consider using one system that can both heat and cool your home all year long.

The answer?

A heat pump.

Heat pumps are a wonderful option for homes of all sizes and layouts, as they can keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer, all with a touch of a button. Here are some of the primary benefits of using a heat pump in your home.

Benefit #1: Superb comfort.
No matter how crazy the weather is outside, you’ll be comfortable inside as the heat pump provides clean air and consistent temperatures. You get to pick what temperature feels right to you and all you have to do is, click the button. They can run as long as you need them to on a low speed so you have an even temperature throughout the house.

Benefit #2: Quiet.
Heat pumps are extremely quiet and you can usually barely even notice that they’re on! You can kiss the loud, clanging air conditioning unit goodbye in the summer and you won’t ever need to use an inefficient baseboard or wall heater again with a heat pump. Heat pumps run at lower capacities which means they have very little sound associated with them.

Benefit #3: Save money.
Heat pumps are incredibly energy efficient, which means that you’ll likely see a big drop in your utility bill each month. In addition, there are wide varieties of rebates, federal and state tax credits, and other cash incentives out there through the end of the year that can help save you more money when it comes time to get the system installed in your home.

Not sure what your options are on a heat pump? Contact our experienced team of professionals today to discuss what heat pumps are out there in your price range. We’re happy to come take a look at your home’s layout and existing system to see how we can best fit your specific home comfort needs.

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The summer has been incredibly hot this year in the Pacific Northwest and that means your HVAC system has likely been put to good use.  Has it been repaired a lot this year or is it old and you know that it needs to be completely replaced? If you’re wondering when the right time to replace your furnace is, here are some simple tips that can help.

Tip #1: Is the system inefficient?
When you use your heater or air conditioner, do you notice that your energy bill gets higher and higher? When you get your utility bill every month, look at how the energy is being allotted and see if there is a spike in price when your air conditioner or heater is in use a lot. This could be an indicator that it’s inefficient. Unfortunately, if your system is older, it will likely slow down and become more inefficient over time. This could require a full replacement of your system.

Tip #2: How much have you spent on repairs?
If you’re spending significant money in repairs every year to your HVAC unit, you may need to evaluate if you’re spending more than you need to and if it would be more cost effective to just replace the system altogether. There are a lot of options out there that can fit your budget. The average monthly payment of a new system is often equal to one repair appointment. In addition, you will also save money on your energy bill with a new and efficient system.

Tip #3: How old is the system?
Unfortunately, your HVAC system is not built to last forever. Over time and years of usage, the mechanics of it will start to wear out. Find out how old the system is and how reliable it will be in the coming years and if it’s already had a lot of issues, you will need to weight the cost of repair versus replacement. If your unit is more than 15 years old, contact us today for a quote on a new system before the chilly nights and days of fall and winter are here.
Our sales team is well-versed in a variety of quality systems that will keep your home or office comfortable for years to come! We’re happy to come out and advise if a new system is needed or if simple repairs and maintenance will be adequate. We focus on one-on-one customer service and exemplary installation practices, no matter how big or small the job is.

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We’re officially into the summer months! That means that residents of the Pacific Northwest will be seeing some hot days in the next several weeks. And what’s more frustrating that turning on your air conditioning unit and not getting the kind of cooling relief that you expect? If your air conditioning isn’t keeping you cool enough, there may be something going wrong with it. Here are some potential reasons.

Reason #1: The outdoor unit is dirty.
Outdoor HVAC systems need to be cleaned regularly. If they don’t, debris and dirt will collect on the surface as well as the internal components and this could cause issues with efficiency. The coil will not be able to cool the refrigerant if there is excess dirt.

Reason #2: You need a new air filter.
Did you know that you need to change the air filter in your HVAC system every one or two months? If you aren’t changing it on a regular basis, the filter will have buildup of dirt, dander, and debris and this means the airflow could be slowed down. In addition, dirty air filters cause debris and dust to get into your home easily and if it collects for too long it can even cause damage to the overall machine.

Reason #3: Your unit is the wrong size.
Your HVAC unit will only be efficient if it’s the right size for your home. If you have a small unit, you can’t expect it to cool the entire house. We’ll be happy to take a look at your current system to see if it is the right size to keep you cool and comfortable everywhere. If not, we’re happy to provide some quotes for a new system that will fit your house size and most importantly, your budget.

With summer in full swing, it’s time to get your air conditioner replaced so you can stay comfortable for the remainder of the summer months.  Call us today to have our team of experts look at your HVAC system and see what’s going on with it. If you need repairs, we can do that for you at a fair price. If you need a completely new system, we can provide you some options that won’t stretch your pocketbook too much.  Get prepared for summer and get an appointment scheduled today!

 

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If you’re looking for a heating and cooling system that gets the job done well and is incredibly efficient, a geothermal heat pump is a one of the best options out there right now. Geothermal heating can be 50-70% more efficient and cooling can be 20 to 40% more resourceful than traditional air conditioning systems. This translates to huge savings for you on your energy bills. And, it’s better for the environment.

How does a geothermal heat pump work?

The main difference is that the system uses the constant temperature of the earth as the medium rather than the outside air temperature. Underneath the ground’s surface, there is a relatively continual temperature, so no matter what area you live in, whether it’s the rainy Pacific Northwest or the warm desert of Eastern Oregon, this heating and cooling option is reliable. The temperature underground is warmer than the air above it during the winter and cooler than the air in the summer. A geothermal heat pump will replace heat through a ground heat exchanger. This is an innovative and truly revolutionary system that first started in the 1940s and since then has developed to be more and more efficient.

What are the benefits of geothermal systems?

Geothermal systems are extremely quiet and usually don’t require a lot of maintenance but they can be expensive, as the installation is usually more involved. However, the upfront costs that you will pay for the system and installation will be returned to you later down the road, simply by the years of savings you’ll have on your energy and utility bills. The systems also last considerably longer than traditional heat pumps – it is estimated that the inside mechanisms can last 25 years and the ground loop can work efficiently for over 50 years.

Geothermal systems can help protect and conserve the environment’s natural resources by controlling indoor temperatures very efficiently, which means there will be lower toxic emissions. Geothermal units also help eradicate carbon dioxide use and because it doesn’t pull in outside air, the air inside has less allergens, pollutants, chemicals, or other harmful particles in the air.

These heating and cooling systems will likely work with existing ductwork in the home, but our professional team of installation specialists will look closely to see if everything is in place for that, or if any additional adjustments will need to be made. A geothermal unit is an investment that will reap huge financial rewards after time. If you want to keep your home comfortable throughout the year, contact us today to see how geothermal units can benefit you and your home today!

 

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Loving the sun? The blue sky and sunshine this week is getting many Pacific Northwest residents excited about the beautiful spring and summer days ahead. And guess what? Now is the time to start thinking ahead to having your air conditioning ready to go. Is it in good working order or do you need to have a reliable cooling system installed? Start the process now so you’re ready to go when the warm weather hits. Here are some helpful tips that will help you choose an air conditioner that’s right for your home and budget.

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Icy & cold mornings are here and with the holidays approaching, many people are finding ways to stay warm and cozy this winter, all while keeping the utility bills manageable. Here are 3 tips to help you manage your heating bill this winter.

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