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Heat Pumps - Year-round Comfort

February 10, 2015

Is it really conceivable to be comfortable through every season without a problem in your heating and cooling system? It seems like a faraway possibility, especially in Portland. Choosing which comfort system is the one for you also impacts your wallet, so making the most informed decision is vital to preserving your home comfortable long-term.

There is a combined system that could be just what you’re searching for, and don’t let the title fool you into thinking it’s only used for heating and not for cooling. Heat pumps are cost effective and energy efficient and may be just what you’ve been searching for. In the cooling mode, heat pumps take heat from inside the home just like a regular air conditioner. However, in the heating mode, a heat pump reverses the process and moves heat from outdoor air to heat the inside. Heat pumps can be the perfect solution to all-encompassing efficient heating and cooling because yes; it can do both! All it needs is to be installed and you’ll enhance your energy efficiency immediately if you are swapping out an older out-of-date system.

Let’s break it down. What are the main positivies to adding a heat pump in Portland?

  • Two appliances in one: Because a heat pump heats and cools you will not need a separate furnace and air conditioner.
  • Clean operation: heat pumps operate on electricity and do not [[use|utilize|need[41] fossil fuels like natural gas or propane.

A heat pump may be the correct answer for you and the ease of your home, particularily if it’s time to replace your current heating and cooling system. They are awesome all-in-one systems that, when used in the proper environment, will absolutely provide you with comfort all year long. If you would like to know more about heat pumps, how they work into the Portland environment and if they are a good fit for your home, give our pros at Three Rivers Heating & Cooling a call at 503-213-4433.