New HVAC Installations in Portland
Whether you are building a new home or business or own an older building, a new HVAC system will eventually become necessary. New HVAC installations can improve your energy efficiency and enhance the ease with which you maintain indoor comfort. Sun Glow Heating & Air Conditioning specializes in Portland heating and cooling products, installation, and long-term maintenance.
Signs You Need a New HVAC System
Modern HVAC systems are designed for longevity, but eventually all heaters and AC systems will need to be replaced. How will you know when it’s time to replace your current HVAC system? There are a few signs that can indicate the need for AC or heater replacement:
- Your current furnace or AC unit is 10 years old or older.
- Your utility bills are consistently higher than in the past.
- Your heater or air conditioner makes loud noises during operation.
- Your heating or cooling system runs constantly to maintain your set temperature.
- Your HVAC system cannot maintain a comfortable temperature or humidity level.
- You experience frequent breakdowns that require regular AC or heater repair.
- You are faced with the need to make extensive or expensive heater or AC repairs.
Choosing a New HVAC System
There are many factors that can influence your choice of a new heating or AC system. Assessing your heating and cooling needs and preferences will ensure you gain the most benefit from your new HVAC installation. Sun Glow Heating & Air Conditioning has been performing HVAC installations since 1972.
Type: There are many types of HVAC appliances available for use in both residential and commercial applications. Traditional furnaces use gas, oil, or electricity to produce heat. Central air conditioning systems utilize ducts to distribute air, while mini-split systems operate without ductwork. Heat pumps offer excellent energy efficiency and a single appliance can be used for both heating and cooling purposes.
Size: Regardless of the type of HVAC system you choose to install, sizing your new system to meet your needs is essential. An HVAC system that has either too small or too large a heating and cooling capacity won’t deliver the temperature control and energy efficiency you want.
Efficiency: Choosing an energy-efficient HVAC system will reduce the cost of heating and cooling as well as lower your impact on the environment. There are various rating systems that describe a heating or AC system’s efficiency, including EER, SEER, and AFUE. Choosing the right system for your needs will require balancing upfront cost with the long-term savings you can enjoy by installing the most efficient unit at your price point.