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Burns Air Incorporated

6509 Northeast Going Street
Portland, OR 97218
(503) 312-4982

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Air Conditioning
Installing the best air conditioning for the money in the Northwest. Keep your home cool, save energy costs and enjoy industry leading warranty protection with a Goodman or Bryant air conditioner. To locate the highest efficiency air conditioning system for your home, look for the higher SEER numbers. Be sure to check out Goodman's or Bryant's highest efficiency air conditioning units on the sites below. Burns Air is a representative dealer of both and can answer any questions you have about these products.

www.bryant.com
www.goodmanmfg.com

Call Burns Air Inc. today at (503) 312-4982 for a FREE in-home-estimate and cost/benefit analysis.

Gas Furnaces
Installing the best gas furnaces for the money in the Northwest. The complete line-up of Goodman and Bryant brand gas furnaces offer what many conclude are the best warranty programs in the heating and cooling industry. To find the highest level of energy efficient gas furnaces, look for the highest AFUE rating. Be sure to check out Goodman's and Bryant's highest efficiency gas furnace units on the sites below. Burns Air is a representative dealer of both and can answer any questions you have about these products.

www.bryant.com
www.goodmanmfg.com

Call Burns Air Inc. today at (503) 312-4982 for a FREE in-home-estimate and cost/benefit analysis.

Heat Pumps
Heat Pump or Gas Furnace for My Home?
I want to improve energy efficiency in my home, should I buy a heat pump or a gas furnace? As a Portland, OR heating and cooling contractor, this is a question I am asked often. The answer is a personal one and includes the following variables: location, price and energy source choice.

Solving the mystery: What is a heat pump?
There are two types of heat pumps: air-to-air and geothermal exchange. In this article, we are going to compare the pros and cons of an air-to-air heat pump to the gas furnace. However, let's first define the two types of heat pumps.

Ground Source Heat Pump: A geothermal exchange heat pump, also known as a ground source heat pump, is a heat pump that uses the Earth as a heat source by using a reversible refrigeration cycle to provide either heating or cooling. Geothermal exchange heat pumps are appropriate for both warm and cold climates. If you are looking for the absolute most efficient heating and cooling system and are replacing your water heater too, the installation cost may be justified. It is highly recommended that the geothermal exchange heat pump be installed with a desuperheater. A desuperheater utilizes waste heat to heat water for no added cost during both heating and cooling modes. For more information on energy-efficient ground-source heat pumps, visit: http://www1.eere.energy.gov/femp/procurement/eep_groundsource_heatpumps.html

An air-to-air source heat pump extracts heat (or coolness) found in the air and transfers that heat (or coolness) into your home. Air-to-air source heat pumps are very efficient but are only appropriate in mild or moderate climates. Air-to-air source heat pumps have two efficiency ratings: seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER), and heating system performance factor (HSPF). For the highest efficiency, select at least a 14.5 SEER and a 9.0 HSPF.

If you are currently using electricity to heat your home, strongly consider purchasing an efficient heat pump. The most critical component with installing a heat pump is the correct sizing of the heat pump.

Is an air-to-air heat pump best for my home? Or, is a gas furnace?
There are several pros and cons for an air-to-air heat pump when compared to a gas furnace. In Oregon, natural gas has been historically less expensive than electricity. Air-to-air heat pumps are only appropriate in mild or moderate climates and work best when the temperature rarely falls below 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Let's go over all of the pros and cons of an air-to-air heat pump for your home.

Pros:
With an air-to-air heat pump, you install and maintain just your heat pump as opposed to both a central air conditioner and gas furnace. With an air-to-air heat pump, there is no possibility of fuel leaks or carbon monoxide poisoning.

Air-to-air heat pumps use smaller amounts of energy to run the compressor and fans. Air-to-air heat pumps provide three times more heating than the equivalent amount of energy they consume in electricity.

Cons:
Since the air-to-air heat pump is running year-round and taking the place of two machines, the maintenance costs will be higher. In theory, since the machine is running year-round, the machine won't last as long as two separate units that run half the time. In Oregon, natural gas is still more affordable than electricity to heat your home. But, a heat pump with a gas furnace back-up works well too.

To buy an air-to-air heat pump as opposed to a gas furnace really comes down to location, price and energy source choice. When debating your heating and cooling systems, it is best to consult a certified contractor and obtain a cost/benefit analysis.

After 40° F, a heat pump becomes less efficient.

Call Burns Air Inc. today at (503) 312-4982 for a FREE in-home-estimate and cost/benefit analysis.

Geothermal Heat Pumps
A geothermal exchange heat pump, also known as a ground source heat pump, is a heat pump that uses the Earth as a heat source by using a reversible refrigeration cycle to provide either heating or cooling. Geothermal exchange heat pumps are appropriate for both warm and cold climates. If you are looking for the absolute most efficient heating and cooling system and are replacing your water heater too, the installation cost may be justified. It is highly recommended that the geothermal exchange heat pump be installed with a desuperheater. A desuperheater utilizes waste heat to heat water for no added cost during both heating and cooling modes. For more information on energy-efficient ground-source heat pumps, visit:

http://www1.eere.energy.gov/femp/procurement/eep_groundsource_heatpumps.html

Call Burns Air Inc. today at (503) 312-4982 for a FREE in-home-estimate and cost/benefit analysis.

Venting, Ducting and Gas Piping
We specialize in:

  • Residential Kitchen Hoods
  • Dryer Vents
  • Custom Duct Work Installation
  • Gas Piping: Standard Pressure Systems & High Pressure Residential Systems
  • HRV — Heat Recovery Ventilators
  • ERV — Energy Recovery Ventilators
Care, Maintenance & Service
We specialize in Goodman and Bryant gas furnaces, heat pumps and air conditioning units. For service on the Goodman and Bryant brand units, give us a call today at (503) 312-4982.

How to improve heating and cooling efficiency in your home.

1) Clean or replace air filters regularly.

2) Is your gas furnace, air conditioner or heat pump improperly sized? Have a certified contractor verify.

3) Have your air ducts inspected to ensure adequate airflow and eliminate loss of heated and cooled air.

4) Purchase a programmable thermostat. Don't spend money on heating and cooling when you are away from the house. The cost of a programmable thermostat will pay for itself in a short-time. It is recommended that when you are away, you don't lower the temperature of your house below 6 degrees of ideal temperature.

5) Have a certified contractor inspect your ventilation system.

Outdoor Radiant Heating
Radiant tube heating provides many benefits over other heating methods. They are energy efficient, environmentally friendly, quiet running, easy to install, have very little maintenance requirements, are simple to service, and best of all they have very low operating costs.

Radiant heating is the ideal way to keep your patio or other outdoor open space warm during off summer months. Call Burns Air Inc. today at (503) 312-4982 for a FREE in-home-estimate and cost/benefit analysis.

Tankless Water Heaters
Tankless water heaters also called Instantaneous or Demand Water Heaters, provide hot water only as it is needed. Traditional storage water heaters produce standby energy losses which costs you money. A Tankless Water Heater is used only when there is a demand for hot water saving you money each month in utility costs. Call Burns Air Inc. today at (503) 312-4982 for a FREE in-home-estimate and cost/benefit analysis.

Zoning Systems
Many homes contain living areas that are too hot or too cold. Zoning systems allow for more accurate temperature control within your house creating a more comfortable living environment. These systems work with the home duct infrastructure to control the heating or cooling output creating efficiencies that save you money. Call Burns Air Inc. today at (503) 312-4982 for a FREE in-home-estimate and cost/benefit analysis.

Hydronics
Hydronics is a term that refers to a system of heating or cooling of an internal spaces using fluids in either vapor or water form. These fluids are then circulated throughout a series of pipes or tubes to produce a desired room temperature. To learn more about this form of home temperature regulating call Burns Air Inc. today at (503) 312-4982 for a FREE in-home-estimate and cost/benefit analysis.





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