Efficient heating and cooling in Portland and Bend
Stay comfortable, no matter the season. GreenSavers specializes in energy efficient HVAC systems, including ductless heat pumps, air conditioners, heat pumps, and furnaces. If your home heats up this summer or cools down this winter, we're here to help. Learn more about our HVAC services in Portland and Central Oregon:
According to the US Department of Energy, heating and air conditioning is the largest energy expense for most homeowners. When you install an efficient HVAC system with GreenSavers, you get consistent heating and cooling while using less energy overall. That means bigger energy savings and lower monthly bills for your Portland or Bend home.
Do you have heating or air conditioning questions?
Ductless heat pump: The most energy efficient HVAC system
A ductless heat pump, also known as a ductless mini-split or mini-split heat pump, saves up to 40% on energy bills compared to a traditional system. The gains in efficiency and comfort make ductless systems an easy choice in Portland and Bend.
Visit our ductless heat pump page to better understand the benefits of going ductless, options for Mitsubishi ductless heat pumps, and how ductless heat pumps deliver efficient heating and cooling for Portland and Bend homes.
In Bend, we often find electrically heated homes with a kitchen and living room at one end and bedrooms at the other. By positioning a single-head ductless heat pump near the living room and kitchen, we're able to meet about 80% of the home's heating and cooling load. The boost in efficiency makes a ductless heat pump a common sense solution in Bend.
DUCTLESS HEAT PUMP IN BEND, OREGON
DUCTLESS HEAT PUMP IN PORTLAND, OREGON
Portland homes often have a converted upper floor that never seems to cool down in the summer or heat up as well as the first floor in the winter. We've found that a ductless heat pump is by far the best way to efficiently heat and cool these upstairs living spaces. The most common system installed is a single-zone Mitsubishi ductless heat pump. Check out the short video from Mitsubishi about how a single-zone ductless heat pump works.
Cooling solutions: Air conditioners and heat pumps
Air conditioning is becoming a necessity in the Pacific Northwest: 15 of the 16 hottest years on record have occurred since 2001. GreenSavers installs efficient air conditioners and heat pumps in Portland and Bend. By installing a high-performance system and taking other measures to improve energy efficiency, you can reduce your air conditioning bills by 20-40%.
CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONER IN PORTLAND OR BEND, OREGON
Central air conditioners are more efficient than room air conditioners. They are out of the way, quiet, and convenient to operate. To save energy and money, consider installing an efficient system with GreenSavers. In a typical US home, air conditioning consumes more than 2,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity per year, causing power plants to emit about 3,500 pounds of carbon dioxide and 31 pounds of sulfur dioxide.
hOW A HEAT PUMP WORKS
Heat pumps offer an energy efficient alternative to furnaces and air conditioners. Like your refrigerator, heat pumps use electricity to move heat from a cool space to a warm space, making the cool space cooler and the warm space warmer. Because they move heat rather than generate heat, heat pumps can provide equivalent space conditioning at as little as one quarter of the cost of operating conventional heating or cooling appliances.
what a seer RATING MEANS FOR YOUR AC OR HEAT PUMP
The Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) is a metric used to measure how much cooling an air conditioner or heat pump produces for each unit of energy it consumes. In general, the higher the SEER, the higher the cost. However, the energy savings can return the higher initial investment several times during the life of the air conditioner or heat pump.
Energy efficient furnaces for Portland and Bend homes
Heating systems are complicated. When choosing a new furnace, be sure to connect with an experienced HVAC contractor that will properly size your furnace and guarantee the installation. Every GreenSavers client gets a 100% satisfaction guarantee. We stand by the performance of our heating systems and the quality of our work.
WHAT TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING A FURNACE
- Air sealing and insulation: Before installing a new furnace, you should make every effort to improve the energy efficiency of your home with air sealing and insulation. These energy improvements not only make your home more comfortable, they allow you to save money by purchasing a smaller furnace.
- Proper furnace sizing: A furnace must be sized properly and installed correctly by an experienced HVAC contractor.
- Variable speed blowers: There are two types of furnace blowers — variable-speed and the fixed-speed. Variable-speed blowers do exactly what the name suggests — vary the speed of the blower to distribute air more consistently, efficiently, and quietly than a fixed-speed blower.
- Installation quality: Not just anyone can or should install a heating system in your home. An improperly installed furnace will face performance issues, costing you more in repairs and lost efficiency.
PROPER FURNACE SIZING
HEATING SYSTEM EFFICIENCY RATINGS
A furnace’s efficiency is measured by annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE). AFUE is a measure of how efficient the furnace converts the energy in its fuel to heat over the course of a typical year. GreenSavers installs efficient furnaces with an AFUE of 96%. This means that 96% of the energy in the gas fuel becomes heat for the home; the other 4% escapes through the chimney and elsewhere.
Upgrading your furnace from an efficiency of 56% to 90% in an average Portland or Bend home will save 1.5 tons of carbon dioxide emissions each year if you heat with gas, or 2.5 tons if you heat with oil.
Schedule an estimate for HVAC installation in Portland or Bend
The estimate includes a full overview of costs, cash incentives, and tax credits for your HVAC project in Portland or Bend. We guarantee you get the most up-to-date information about HVAC incentives and tax credits. GreenSavers stands out as a 3-star trade ally with Energy Trust of Oregon. If you hire us to install your heating or cooling system, we handle the paperwork needed to process your HVAC incentives and tax credits. This is done at no extra charge.
Why choose GreenSavers for your HVAC project
For 3 years in a row, the U.S. EPA and U.S. DOE selected GreenSavers as ENERGY STAR Contractor of the Year. We were chosen from more than 1,450 contractors across the country because of our professionalism, customer service, and outstanding contributions to energy efficiency.
GreenSavers has more building science expertise than any other HVAC contractor in Portland or Bend, Oregon. With 13 team members certified by the Building Performance Institute, we guarantee that your furnace, heat pump, or air conditioner will be properly sized and perform as expected.