Silverton Heating Technicians You Can Count On
Loren’s provides quality heater repairs and replacements in the Silverton area of Oregon. Our expertise enables us to offer all manner of necessary Silverton heating repair services in order to keep your heating system running as efficiently and inexpensively as possible. As a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer that offers furnaces, we are able to provide the following services to each of our residential and commercial customers:
- Certified Heating Technicians for heating and cooling services
- 24 Hour/7 Day Emergency Service
- Heating Installations
- Service for All Makes & Models of heating and cooling units
- Planned Service Agreements, offering convenience and affordability
- Free In-Home Estimates for repairs, replacements, and maintenance
- Fireplace Installations
- Indoor Air Quality Specialists
- Flat Rate Billing
- Puron Refrigerant Specialist
Please contact us today if you have questions or would like to arrange an appointment with one of our cooling and heating specialists for heater service in Silverton OR.
Silverton, OR, Carrier Dealer
Here at Loren’s Heating and Air, we believe that the highest level of indoor comfort should be available to everyone. After all, your family deserves the best, doesn’t it? In order to assist homeowners and businesses in creating a comfortable indoor environment, we offer a full line of Carrier heating units. Carrier is well-known for its delivery of highly efficient heating and cooling units, giving consumers a diverse array of choices designed to provide a comfortable interior.
Heater Service in Silverton, OR
Proud to offer the town of Silverton the kind of services needed to keep its homes and businesses comfortably heated or cooled, Loren’s Heating and Air understands that quality equipment is the cornerstone of efficiency. Although the annual snowfall in Silverton, Oregon, is only about two inches, the colder months feature temperatures that can dip down relatively low, necessity a heating system that is properly sized in order to maintain a comfortable interior. Our company provides installation, maintenance, and repairs on highly rated systems from Carrier, including models from their Performance Series, Comfort Series, and Infinity Series.
Choose Us for Silverton Furnace Replacement
If you’ve decided that your existing unit has outlived its usefulness, it might be time to look into furnace replacement in Silverton, Oregon. A number of factors should be considered, not the least of which is the efficiency rating of the unit that you are thinking about having installed. Since the efficiency of your furnace is going to be reflected in your energy costs, choosing a unit that offers a high AFUE rating is essential.
Silverton Furnace Maintenance
If your heater hasn’t been looked at in a while, it could probably benefit from a furnace maintenance checkup. A heating system tune-up from Loren’s Heating & Air can help you save money on your energy bills by increasing your energy efficiency! Whenever you install an HVAC system, it is important that you also consider the EER (Energy Efficiency Rating) and SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) ratings of the unit. Systems offering higher EER and SEER ratings are more efficient and cost effective, enabling you to enjoy a comfortable living environment that is affordable.
The AFUE rating is required by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) as a way of helping consumers to determine whether or not the product that they are buying operates in an efficient manner. The AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) rating provides an indication of how well the furnace utilizes the energy that it consumes. For example, a unit with an AFUE of 90% uses 90% of the energy that it takes in and wastes, or loses, about 10% of the total intake. This type of unit would be considered to have a good to excellent rating.
Here’s a Look at the AFUE Rating System and How It Breaks Down in Terms of Overall Efficiency:
- Poor rating indicating the lowest efficiency standard: 77% AFUE and below
- Good rating suggesting a mid-range efficiency: 78% to 90% AFUE rating
- Excellent rating providing the highest level of efficiency: 91% and up
The Importance of Installing a Digital Thermostat for Your HVAC System
Even if you have an efficient HVAC system installed in your Silverton home or business, you can enhance your savings even more by also taking advantage of a digital thermostat. Unlike the original thermostats from years gone by, today’s versions outperform their predecessors through technological advances that keep you comfortable all day – and night – long!
Here’s a Look at What You Can Do With Today’s Digital Thermostats:
- Program the temperature you want multiple times for different days and times
- Control humidity levels in your indoor environment
- Access the device using the internet and phone so that you can modify your settings while you are away from your home or commercial business
- Keep an eye on maintenance such as changing the filter when it is dirty
Choosing the Right Heat Pump
If you live in a home or own a business building that has excellent insulation, you might be interested in a heat pump rather than separate heating and air conditioning units. Determining which air-source electric heat pump to install is as simple as looking at its HSPF or heating season performance factor. This number is used to portray just how efficient a heat pump is. The HSPF takes the entirety of the space to be heated (stated in BTUs or British Thermal Units) and divides it by the total amount of electrical energy (conveyed in watt hours) that the equipment consumes during the heating season. The higher the HSPF number is, the greater the efficiency is. In general, the most efficient heat pumps, which lead to lower utility expenses, offer HSPF ratings that fall between 8 and 10.
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“They provided clear answers to my questions on the purchase beforehand. They also responded quickly when I had questions.”- Dawn W.
“I have nothing but praise for the quality and timeliness of their service.”- James R.
Why should I get a new HVAC system?It can often be difficult for home and business owners to tell if it’s time to upgrade their heating and cooling system. Loren's Heating & Air can assist you in this process. We want you to understand the pros and cons of continuing to repair and maintain your current system versus upgrading and making the investment in a new system. Some of the most important things to consider are increased energy efficiency, updated components, rebates and incentives, better home comfort and indoor air quality, and more effective heating and cooling.
Why are air conditioner efficiency ratings important?In 2006, the Federal Government made it mandatory for all central air conditioning systems to have a minimum SEER of 13. SEER, or Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, is a measure of the cooling system’s performance. On the highest end of performance, cooling units are rated as high 23 SEER. As with anything, the better performance, the higher the cost. For a system with moderate to good efficiency, you should look for a model with a SEER rating of between 14 and 18. The EER, or the Energy Efficiency Rating, provides an indication of the cooling capacity of the system that you’ve had installed. The higher the EER number, the better the system’s cooling capacity.
What are the different types of air conditioner refrigerant?If you have an air conditioning system that requires the old type of refrigerant, R-22, your system is still usable but only reclaimed or recycled R-22 can be used to service your air conditioner. R410-A is now the required standard for newer systems and has less environmental impact relative to the older refrigerant. Eventually, you will need to replace your air conditioner with one that uses R410-A, or have it modified so that it can use R410-A. The type of refrigerant your AC uses is only one of many reasons to consider upgrading, and if your existing unit is outdated, now might be a good time to look into having it replaced to boost energy efficiency, lessen environmental impact, and make sure you are operating a safe system. Not only will an upgraded cooling system make it easier to have your unit serviced, but it’ll also save you money on your annual cooling costs. Loren's Heating & Air in Salem, OR, offers the highest quality air conditioner replacement services.
How is furnace efficiency measured?Furnace energy efficiency is calculated with the AFUE, or the Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency rating. The AFUE is a rating that compares how much heat a furnace will produce relative to the amount of energy necessary to produce the heat. If a furnace is rated at 85 percent AFUE, it means 15 percent of the energy used is lost and 85 percent actually becomes heat for your home or business.
What is indoor air quality and why is it important?Indoor air quality, or IAQ, is a measurement of the amount of airborne particles and pollutants inside your home or building. Because properties are being constructed to be more energy efficient, they are also becoming more airtight, meaning that fresh air often does not have a way to enter and circulate. This is one of the reasons why the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that indoor air can be 2 to 5 times more polluted than outdoor air, leading to a host of allergy and respiratory issues. Fortunately, IAQ products such as air filters, air purifiers, and humidifiers work in conjunction with your central AC and heating unit to decrease the prevalence of dust, dander, bacteria, viruses, mold spores, and other potentially harmful particles in your indoor air. Our team can work with you to find the right solution to fit your needs.
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