Frequently Asked Question About Heat Pumps – Bend Oregon

Central Oregon and heat pumps go together – when done correctly, a heat pump can be one of the best choices you make for your home heating and cooling.  We’re happy to help you understand the benefits of a heat pump and how to go about making the right choice for you and your family.  Here are some of our most frequently asked questions about heat pumps.

Is Central Oregon a good climate for a heat pump?

Advances in materials and technology have made heat pumps a viable choice in almost every part of the United States. Additionally, our local range of heating and cooling temperatures make heat pumps an exceptional choice for our area. Carrier Greenspeed™ intelligence has taken heat pump efficiencies to a whole new level.

How do I choose the right heat pump for my home?

The most important thing you can do is let a certified air conditioning contractor help you with this decision. He’ll take into consideration your unique home and set of circumstances and properly size the equipment to match not only the size of your home but the lifestyle inside your home.

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How do I hire the right heating contractor?

Your first step is to work with a licensed dealer who will visit your home and perform a complete evaluation or “load calculation”.  Doing this will allow the contractor to see the factors that affect gain and loss in your home. Check references and make sure the contractor is licensed, bonded and insured.

Does it matter which heating manufacture I choose?

We’ve chosen Carrier because of their quality and leading edge technology. Carrier Greenspeed™ Intelligence is a giant step in home heating. Greenspeed intelligence is created by pairing adaptable-speed technology with their Infinity control’s intelligence. The unique, variable-speed compressor, when managed by the Infinity control as part of a complete Infinity system, allows it to literally adapt its output to the needs of the home. With infinite adjustments between 40 and 100% capacity, it gives the home only the amount of cooling or heating necessary. This allows the system to operate longer at steadier, lower capacities, which ensures incredible energy efficiency and quiet operation with tighter temperature control than standard systems.

What does it mean to have a heat pump sized?

Sizing refers to matching the right heat pump to your home.  Many people think bigger will be better but this is a big mistake.  A bigger system will increase installation costs, waste energy and reduce comfort and moisture control. Make sure you work with a heating contractor that understands how to match a proper system to your home and living conditions.

Is it beneficial to select a high efficiency heat pump?

Absolutely.  We believe it’s in your best interest to buy the highest efficiency system that you can afford.  A high efficiency heat pump will provide a good return on your investment because it will save money every month on your utility bill. Many high efficiency units have rebates and incentives to purchase.  Carrier has a broad line of units and ENERGY STAR® rated heat pumps to choose from.

What is ENERGY STAR® and is it important?

ENERGY STAR® is a government -backed symbol for energy efficiency helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy-efficient products and practices. The ENERGY STAR® label was established to reduce green-house gas emissions and other pollutants caused by the inefficient use of energy and make it easy for consumer to identify and purchase energy-efficient products that offer savings on energy bills without sacrificing performance, features, and comfort. Carrier has a full line up of high efficiency ENERY STAR heat pumps.

Does my heat pump require maintenance?

Yes! Regular maintenance of your new heating system is essential.  Maintenance will help extend the life of the equipment and help your system run at peak performance. It’s one of the most important things you can do as a homeowner so make sure you have a qualified technician to perform an annual tune up on your heat pump.

Central Oregon Heating And Cooling has never been easier.  We serve all of Central Oregon including: Redmond, Madras, Prineville, Sisters, Sunriver, La Pine, Bend and most locations in: Deschutes, Jefferson, and Crook counties of Central Oregon.

When it comes to your home comfort, nobody cares more that the team at Bend Heating. We’re not comfortable until you are!  If you don’t see your question or answer here, give us a call and we’ll help you out.  Call today:  541-382-1231