Energy Consultation • Heat Pumps • Hot Water • Floor Heating • Air Balancing
We all appreciate the
and value of a modern heating and cooling system. Staying nice and warm
in the winter, and cool and comfortable in the summer, is important to
our overall feeling of well-being. A properly designed and installed
system will provide you with years of comfort, trouble-free operation,
and good indoor air quality. All of this in addition to increasing the
value of your home.
At Pacific Heating & Cooling, Inc, we work with you to customize a heating and cooling system to your needs, preferences, and budget, The most important component of a good heating and cooling system is its design and installation. We start with an energy analysis of your home. This will properly size your system for your comfort. We use only the best and most environmentally friendly products, including all-metal main trunks and mastic-sealed joints and seams. Your complete satisfaction with the final product is our goal.
can get maximum comfort,
energy, and cost savings from a system designed to use natural energy
from the earth. Regardless of the temperature above ground, a
geothermal system uses the constant ground temperature as a heat
exchanger to heat and cool your home.
Lengths of plastic pipe are buried in the ground to form a sealed permanent loop. Warmed by the earth, incoming water in the loop is pumped into the geothermal heat pump where the heat is extracted in the heat exchanger. In the summer, the system reverses the process, extracting heat from the building and discharging it into the ground loop. Because the ground temperature remains constant, the system is 380 percent more efficient than an electric furnace.
Since 1989, Mark Webb and Pacific Heating and Cooling have installed
more than 300 residential and commercial ground source heat pump
systems throughout southern Oregon.
In essence, how do ground source heat pumps work?
Ground source heat pumps, also known as geothermal or geoexchange systems, have been around since the 1940s. They function in much the same way that a traditional heat pump or air conditioner does; however, rather than using the outside air temperature, which as we all know, fluctuates continually, they harness the heat or cool energy stored in the earth’s mass, which stays around 52 degrees year round.
What are the typical costs associated with installing these systems?
The fee to install a ground source heat pump is close to that of a high-efficiency premium heating and cooling system, with the added cost of installing the ground loop field. Generally, the total out of pocket fees hover right around 50 percent more than a traditional air source system.
Are there tax credits that Oregonians can receive if they choose to install these systems?
A federal credit amounts to 30 percent of the total cost of installation with no upward limit. In Oregon, a credit of up to $1,500 exists, and is calculated based on the number of systems and on tonnage.
How many years post-installation until the investment pays off?
After calculating costs, minus deductions, in the average home, these pumps will pay for themselves within the first 24 months. We have customers who are saving more than $1,500.00 on their heating, cooling, and hot water bills per year.
Are there any additional benefits?
Once you put one of these in, you no longer have to live with a noisy outdoor unit—geothermal pumps are located indoors, and out of the weather. They also have a longer lifespan than a standard heat pump.