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Central Air Conditioner How it Works

Central air conditioners work as a system in which air is cooled at a central location, usually an air handler, then distributed throughout the home via ductwork.

Types of Central Air Conditioners

There are two types of central air conditioners: a packaged unit and a split system. Most importantly, in a residential Central Oregon home the split system is by far the most used. It’s composed of two units, a condensing coil that goes outside and the evaporator coil/ air handler that goes inside. In addition these units are connected by copper tubing which transfers heat from inside your home to the outside through the refrigeration cycle process. When the system is running, if you put your hand over the outdoor condenser unit, you will feel very warm air coming off it. This is the transfer of heat from your home to the outside.

Benefits of a Central Air Conditioner Installation

Benefits of a central air conditioner installation:

  • Indoor comfort – Humidity levels with drop in your home. Above all your home will cool.
  • Cleaner air – while the system is on you get the benefit of filtered air throughout your home. We recommend you have a higher efficiency filter setup with your system. In addition, you get better filtration and cleaner air to breathe indoors.
  • Quiet operation – this is in comparison to window units or portable units in your home.

Maintenance Needed

Your central air conditioner works more efficient when maintained properly. You will want to replace the filter in the air handler/furnace unit regularly. Also we do recommend cleaning the fins on the outdoor condensing unit by hosing it off. Dirt, grass clippings, leaves and other debris can accumulate.  This can help the unit stay at its optimal cooling capacity.

Checking your Central Air Conditioner Installation

Your central air conditioner should perform efficiently if installed correctly. Maintenance should be minor for years to come. Here’s a few items to check on in making sure your contractor installed it correctly:

  • Allow for adequate space around the outdoor condenser unit. It has to flow a lot of air through the fins and straight up through the fan.
  • The indoor furnace/air handler also has a coil called the evaporator coil. Make sure there is access to it for maintenance and cleaning.
  • Always factor in space for accessibility.
  • Pinched off ductwork will create future problems.
  • It’s always a good idea to have tightly sealed ductwork. Your contractor can verify this. 
  • Pay attention to the location for the outdoor unit. We usually don’t put them by bedroom windows. Same goes for a neighbors bedroom window if the lot lines are close to each other.

In conclusion, Bend Heating can install and repair a variety of central air conditioners. Call us today.

Using Humidifiers in Central Oregon

Humidifiers Central Oregon

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Humidifiers Knowledge For Central Oregon

Central Oregon is one of the most difficult places to live to have humidifiers function correctly and long-term. In a high dry cold climate, such as in Central Oregon, humidifiers are often used in homes to reduce the physical discomforts of dry nose, throat, lips, and skin. Humidifiers also add moisture to the dry air to alleviate common nuisances caused by winter heating, such as static electricity, peeling wallpaper, and cracks in paint, floors and furniture. That being said, we wanted to layout a few benefits of having proper humidification in your home and some problems with improper installments of different HVAC systems such as heat pumps, ductless heat pumps, air conditioning units and more.

Skin & Respiratory Benefits:

  • Skin: Humidification is truly nurturing for our skin in dry weather. Having any type of heat output in a dry climate with a humidifier makes the temperature out of your furnace feel warmer, thus, adding more moisture to excessively dry skin, scratchy throats, chapped lip and dry eyes. This has an energy benefit and a lot of people end up lowering their thermostat, thus saving energy simply because it feels warmer at a lower temperature. This also creates a benefit for our health system.
  • Respiratory: Humidifiers are an essential part for comfort and physical well-being. Many people with allergies and asthma and other respiratory diseases have a difficult time breathing (and sleeping) in an environment free from adequate moisture. The aid of proper humidification helps to shift back the moisture balance to an ideal level for added comfort and health. By installing a humidifier for home, you can keep control of the moisture in the air and easily maintain a comfortable humidity level.

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Air Conditioning Service Or Installation Before Summer

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Air Conditioning Service Before Summer

If you ask any HVAC industry expert on how to prevent your air conditioning system from breaking or having a longer life expectancy, all experts will tell you to have a regular scheduled air conditioning service. HVAC contractors have the knowledge, experience, and expertise to make sure that your air conditioning unit is functioning properly and effectively. This is the primary reason for hiring an HVAC contractor or repair technician for a scheduled routine maintenance.

The Need for AC Repair or Service Before Summer

The temperature inside your home can be unbearable if your air conditioning system is not operating efficiently and properly. Therefore, we stress the importance of planning ahead. No HVAC industry expert can predict what has happened to your air conditioning system. If you happen to wait, we can’t predict the wait time for any HVAC companies. You can find more benefits on why air conditioning is important.

Air Conditioning System Needed

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Carrier Heat Pump Review – Carrier Greenspeed

Advantages of the Carrier Greenspeed Heat Pump with Inverter Technology

Carrier Greenspeed Heat Pump with Inverter Technology

The Evolution Of Heat Pumps

As we all know, heating and cooling our dwellings have been a part of our mutual human experience for more than 100 years. We grew up with it as a natural part of our lives and have never thought twice about how it came about and what it truly is. Fortunately, we can clearly understand how heat pumps work and how the Carrier “Greenspeed” heat pump system revolutionized the already great technology and benefits of heat pumps. But to understand how heat pumps and Greenspeed heat pumps came about one must understand how air conditioning itself works first.

Air Conditioning Background

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Three Benefits Of Having An Energy Efficient System

Three Benefits Of Having An Energy Efficient System

Does it ever seem like your energy bill is gradually increasing every month? Well, you’re not alone. Most homeowner’s energy bills are increasing and it’s not always easy to determine the main reason. However, what if we told you that there is an easy solution. Energy Efficient Systems!!

Every year there are new breakthrough technologies in the HVAC industry. So we wanted to list out three main benefits of having an energy efficient system as a homeowner.

Three Benefits

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Two Effects Carrier-Trump Deal Have On HVAC

Two Affects Career-Trump Deal Have On HVAC

Two Effects Carrier-Trump Deal Have On HVAC

If you haven’t heard the news, Carrier and President-elect Trump reached an agreement that would keep a plant open in Indianapolis and ultimately keep 800 jobs in the United States.

As expected, this has stirred up another debate if this is the right move or not. Simply stated, some agree with the soon to be president-elect while others disagree. However, we want to take a deeper look on how this will affect the HVAC industry moving forward.

Two Effects Of Carrier-Trump Deal:

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Preparing For Winter In A High, Dry, And Cold Climate Like Central Oregon

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WINTER IS HERE CENTRAL OREGON!!!!!

PREPARING FOR WINTER WE WANT YOU TO BE WARM BE COOL BE HAPPY.

HERE ARE SOME HELPFUL HINTS TO OBTAIN THAT:

    1. THINK AHEAD

Preparing for winter in a high, dry, and cold climate like Central Oregon can be tough. For years now we’ve stated that proper preparation for your heat pumps is the key to a happy winter. You don’t want to get caught on a really cold day with equipment that is malfunctioning. Better to check out all your heating equipment ahead of time and if needed, schedule a service/maintenance.

    2. CHECK YOUR FILTER

We recommend using a high quality filter. A MERV 10 or 11 can reduce particle dust by 80%.

    3. CHECK YOUR FURNACE FOR PROPER OPERATION

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