Heat Pumps – Carrier Heat Pump Systems – Bend, Oregon

Heat Pumps Provide An Efficient Alternative For Central Oregon

There’s a reason why heat pumps are gaining popularity and it has to do with savings and greater efficiency. Typically a heat pump can save you 15-20% in utility costs over a conventional system.

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Live in year-round comfort!  A Carrier heat pump is a greatcarrier contractor solution for your home comfort system. That’s because they work to provide both heating and cooling. Whether it’s the hottest day of the summer, or the coldest day of winter, they work day in and day out to provide your family with premium comfort.

How do heat pumps work?

A heat pump moves air depending on the season and uses electricity to move heat from a cool space into a warm space, making the cool space cooler and the warm space warmer. Inverter technology provides more heat to your home than ever before – even at colder outdoor temperatures. Because they move heat rather than generate heat, the pumps can provide up to 4 times the amount of energy they consume!

Two Important Ratings

Understanding efficiency is instrumental to making the right choice for your home.  There are two ratings to be aware of:

1. HSPF 

The HSPF (Heating Seasonal Performance Factor) is the most commonly used measure to determine heating efficiency. New heat pumps manufactured after 2005 are required to have an HSPF of at least 6.8. However, the most efficient have an HSPF rating of 10. The HSPF is a heat pump’s estimated seasonal heating output in BTUs divided by the amount of energy that it consumes in watt-hours. Typically, a high efficiency air conditioner or heating system pays for itself in savings over a few years. They are also rated by SEER for cooling efficiency. Since we live in the Pacific Northwest, the HSPF is a more important consideration than SEER due to our longer heating season.

2. SEER 

Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio is the measurement for your air conditioners cooling efficiency. Are you getting your money’s worth out of your air conditioner? Determining the SEER of your unit will help. The higher a unit’s SEER, the higher your unit’s energy efficiency, and the more efficiently your unit uses power. In January 2006 it became mandatory for all cooling units to have a minimum 13 SEER.

How to choose the right heat pump? 

Follow these easy steps to make sure you choose the right heat pump for your home.

  1. Buy the most efficient system you can afford. Carrier has a broad range of options to choose from.
  2. Have your system properly sized – Our trained staff will always make sure to properly size the equipment to match your home and your needs.
  3. Seal your ducts – Make sure to have your heating contractor evaluate the condition of your ductwork so you aren’t losing energy.
  4. Properly maintain your heat pump because it’s the most important thing you can do as a homeowner. Most importantly, maintaining your system will help it run at peak performance and extend the life of your equipment.

What’s the importance of heat pump systems?

Heat pumps offer an energy-efficient alternative to furnaces and air conditioners. During heating season, heat pumps move heat from the cool outdoors and into your warm house. During cooling season, they move heat from your cool house and move it outside. Because they are designed to only move heat, they cost a fraction of traditional heating and cooling practices.

New Features

Every year there are new and improved features you should be aware of. Unlike traditional compressors that only operate at full capacity, heat pumps have two-speed compressors that operate close to the heating and cooling capacity at any particular moment. They also work well in zone controls which typically are found in bigger homes in Central Oregon.

Some systems have variable-speed or duel-speed motors inside their fans and this creates a comfortable velocity while minimizing cool effects. This also minimizes the noise in the home and maximizes your savings for heating and cooling.

Most heat pumps today have used electric resistant heaters as a backup for cold weather (Bend, Oregon residents), however, you can add a burner as a good supplement. Back up burners started being used because it helps the heat pump not deliver relatively cold air during the winter and reduces its use of electricity.

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Ultimately, you need to determine what HVAC company is best equipped to install the proper system for your home. Bend Heating & Sheet Metal has been emphasizing this trend for a long time and for good reason. We care about your home investment and only want what’s best for you long-term. That’s why we became the 1st Certified Master Installer in Bend, Oregon because we new then that was the best for customers and we also know now that we are certified and ready to install.

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Consult with us to see if this popular alternative to a traditional heating and cooling could work for you. Our experts have mandatory yearly classes to also be up-to-date on the latest practices and trends for these systems in Bend, Oregon. Call and speak to one of our experts today:  (541) 382-1231.

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Bend, Sunriver, La Pine, Sisters, Prineville, Redmond, Madras, and most locations in: Deschutes, Jefferson, and Crook counties, Central Oregon.