Bryant® Heat Pumps
Heat pumps are highly energy-efficient ways to heat and/or cool your home. Whether you’re looking to install a heat pump on its own in your home or one to pair with a gas or oil furnace, we offer Bryant®’s top-performing lines of heat pumps. Our Robben and Sons professionals are well versed in servicing, repairing, and installing Bryant heat pumps in Clackamas and its surroundings.
How Do Heat Pumps Work?
Heat pumps can both heat and cool your home. For heating, they work differently than furnaces in that they simply transfer heat from one place to another instead of actually creating heat. In cold weather, they extract heat energy from outdoors and transfer it indoors. In hot weather, the process reverses, and they remove heat from indoors and transfer it outdoors, just like an air conditioner. Because they move heat around instead of burning a fuel to create it, they’re a greener alternative to traditional gas or oil furnaces. If you live in a climate that dips below 35ºF to 40ºF and you want to use a heat pump for heating, you’ll need to add a furnace to supplement, as heat pumps can’t extract heat from temperatures that low and need some help.
Bryant Heat Pumps
We offer Bryant’s three lines of heat pumps: Evolution® Series, Preferred™ Series, and Legacy™ Line. Each represents the high quality associated with Bryant’s long history of durable, quality, and reliable products. If you’re considering purchasing a heat pump, whether you’re replacing or adding one, take a look at some of the features of each line to see what might work best for you. In addition, call and talk with one of our Bryant heat pump specialists to help you with your decision or with any questions you may have. Some features in each Bryant heat pump series:
- Evolution Series Heat Pumps––highest quality efficiency and performance available with up to 20.5 SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) ratings for cooling and 13 HSPF (Heating Season Performance Factor) ratings for heating, variable-speed and one- or two-stage compressor units, Wi-Fi control access, exceptionally quiet operation, superior humidity control.
- Preferred Series Heat Pumps––higher efficiency with up to 17.5 SEER ratings for cooling and 9.5 HSPF ratings for heating, one- or two-stage compressor units or a compact unit, Wi-Fi control access, ultra-quiet operation, enhanced humidity control.
- Legacy Line Heat Pumps––high efficiency with up to 15 SEER ratings for cooling and 8.5 HSPF ratings for heating, one-stage compressor unit, Wi-Fi control access, most economically priced.
Maintaining Your Heat Pump
Like all HVAC systems, proper maintenance of your heat pump is the answer to its best operation. According to the U.S Department of Energy (DoE), “the difference between the energy consumption of a well-maintained heat pump and a severely neglected one ranges from 10% to 25%.” Not only will proper maintenance save you money due to less energy consumption, but the life of your heat pump is extended as well.
Proper maintenance of your Bryant heat pump entails a professional technician cleaning and checking it at least once a year. During that visit, the technician will clean and check everything from blowers and ducts to electric terminals and belts. You should also change your filter on a regular basis, every few months or more as needed. Most people underestimate the importance of changing their heat pump filter and end up with easily avoidable problems as a result.
Heat pumps are an energy-efficient option for heating and/or cooling your home. Call to talk with one of our Robben and Sons specialists today at 503-233-5841 to discuss how a Bryant heat pump could be the right fit for your home and lifestyle.