Do you really want to try and make it through another Oregon summer with that old air-conditioning unit? The last thing you want when the temperature in Portland tops 90 degrees in August is for your A/C to go out. Repairs can be expensive and can take some time, so it is better to act now to replace your outdated unit.
If your current air-conditioning unit is more than ten years old, the energy savings alone will pay for the cost of replacing it over time. The new high efficiency air conditioners can cut electric bills by 30-50 percent, according to the federal government. In an effort to get people to switch to the more energy efficient units, tax rebates are being offered.
Utility companies are offering rebates of their own to people who make the switch. Energy Trust of Oregon and Portland General Electric both will pay homeowners to make the switch to high efficiency equipment. Rebates are available as well from the State of Oregon.
It may be possible to address your air-conditioning and heating needs at the same time. In more moderate climates like the Portland area, an air source heat pump can handle both heating and cooling duties in your home. The heat pump doesn’t have to produce hot or cool air so it operates at maximum efficiency holding electric bills down.
If you have any questions about what type of air-conditioning is best for your Portland area home, contact Roth Heating & Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical. Our skilled sales staff and technicians will help you determine what rebates and specials are currently available to make sure that you get the best deal possible. Roth Heating and Cooling will also make sure the new system is sized to fit your home and installed properly for years of worry free operation.