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West Salem OR AC Carrier Dealer

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Here at Loren’s Heating and Air, we understand just how much goes into the creation of a comfortable living environment and that’s why we’re dedicated to unmatched air conditioning service in West Salem Oregon. Not only do you need to have cooling and heating equipment installed, but you also need:

  • A properly sized unit
  • A well-maintained unit
  • A well-designed unit
  • An energy-efficient unit

Once you combine all of that together, you can enjoy your indoor environment each and every day of the year. As an authorized Carrier dealer, Loren’s installs a number of highly rated air conditioners, heat pumps, and HVACs from the company’s highly rated solutions, including products from the following series:

  • Infinity Series – products perform quietly and with high efficiency
  • Comfort Series – products have versatility and are economical to operate
  • Performance Series – products offer energy-efficient performance

AC Installation in West Salem, OR

A gorgeous neighborhood tucked in between the Cascade Mountains and the sandy shores of the Pacific Coast, only about an hour or so away, West Salem has everything a family or business could need, including access to a professional cooling and heating company. Loren’s is proud to be a part of this community and provides quality heating and cooling services for its residents and business owners. These services include replacements, maintenance, repairs, and air conditioner installation in West Salem OR.

The Advantages of a Properly Sized Unit

If you install an air conditioner that is too small for your home or business, it is going to run constantly, creating a risk for overheating and excessive wear on your unit. On the other hand, if you purchase a unit that is too large, it can lead to uneven cooling, while failing to keep your interior environment comfortable enough to enjoy. When you install a properly sized unit, your unit will:

  • Run more quietly
  • Operate more cost effectively
  • Provide even cooling

If you need assistance choosing a unit that is properly sized, our technicians can help you with that task.

Air Conditioning System Refrigerant Types

Eventually most air conditioning systems require maintenance or repairs. Typically, arranging for annual maintenance on your AC system leads to repairs that are less frequent as well as less expensive. One of the issues that cooling specialists need to address for homeowners is the need to recharge the unit’s refrigerant.

Older AC units, typically manufactured before 2010, use R-22, a refrigerant that is being completely phased out. While it is as energy-efficient as the newer refrigerant R410-A, R-22 is not environmentally friendly. It contains chlorine, which is harmful to the ozone layer. Our cooling specialists can modify your existing air conditioning system so that it can operate on R410-A or they can replace it with a new heat pump or air conditioner, depending on what you currently have installed.

The Benefits of a Well-Designed AC Unit

Many of today’s AC units feature 2-stage compressors that deliver quality performance as they cool your home. A 2-stage compressor makes it possible for your AC system to cool your home as comfortable during mild temperatures as it does during the hotter days of the year. Through this type of dual capacity, your home or commercial business receives a comfortable living/working environment without feeling overly cold or warm no matter what the outside temperature is.

Energy Efficiency Ratings and Why They Are Important for You

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Ever since the Federal Government made it mandatory for manufacturers of air conditioning systems to include the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating (SEER) on the labels of their units, this number has been readily available to consumers as well as to cooling specialists. Why is this number important?

The SEER tells you how well your cooling unit is going to operate. SEERs between 20 and 23 indicate exceptional energy efficiency and operational integrity, while SEERs ranging between 15 and 18 are used to identify units providing good performance and energy efficiency. Since 13 is the lowest acceptable SEER (per the government’s mandate), units with a SEER or 13 or 14 provide the minimal allowable performance and energy efficiency.

The EER or Energy Efficiency Rating provides an indication of how well the unit is going to cool your indoor environment. The higher the number for the EER is, the better its cooling capacity is.

AC Repair West Salem

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Even if you arrange to have your cooling system properly serviced through a regular maintenance schedule each season, you might find yourself needing repairs. For AC repair, West Salem locals trust the team at Loren’s Heating and Air! Our technicians are highly experienced, industry trained, and knowledgeable in cooling repairs. Their troubleshooting skills are exceptional, and they are dedicated to getting each customer’s cooling unit running efficiently as quickly as possible. In fact, since our fleet is radio-dispatched, our techs arrive promptly with a fully loaded vehicle containing most commonly needed components for AC repairs.

We provide:

  • Puron refrigerant specialists
  • Certified servicemen
  • Repairs for all makes and models
  • Planned service agreements
  • Flat-rate billing
  • 24-hour emergency service
  • Free in-home estimates
  • Cooling system installations, upgrades, and replacements

Please contact us if you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment for air conditioning service or repairs.

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Customer Reviews

  • “I am so very pleased with this company! I recommend them to anyone! They are fair, honest and professional!”

    - Susie N.
  • “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.

Heating & Cooling FAQ

  • 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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