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As energy costs rise across the Oregon and hundreds of residences in the Portland Metro and Vancouver Metro are struggling to find ways to decrease their energy bills, Portland homeowners are searching for high efficiency air conditioners, furnaces, and heat pumps that will allow them to consolidate home expenses and relieve some of the financial pressure.

Heating and air conditioning equipment represents the biggest percentage of energy use for a home. Recent studies show that 1/3 of energy use across Oregon is the result of powering furnaces, heat pumps, ductless heat pumps and air conditioners.  No wonder many homeowners are now focusing on this key element within their property to conserve energy and save money.


Find a local heating and air conditioning contractor here!

Often people forget about their heating and air conditioning system until it breaks.  When these systems are left unmaintained, they become less efficient and less productive, pushing operational costs for the equipment ever higher.

The CEE (Consortium of Energy Efficiency) has shown in studies that up to 50% more energy can be saved with professional installation, sizing and maintenance of central air conditioning systems, ductless heat pumps, air source heat pumps and high efficiency furnaces. This means that both Portland home and business owners must make finding a local area specialist heating and cooling contractor a priority in order to reduce their energy costs.

So what can homeowners expect of a professional HVAC contractor?

  • Regular system checks to update functions and review safety controls.
  • Electrical inspection work to ensure that all connections are operational
  • Repair replacement of components that are not functioning optimally
  • Air flow analysis to ensure proper flow
  • Changing of air filters when required
  • Cleaning and lubrication of all internal motors for heat pumps
  • Examination and adjustment of belt equipment

One of the keys to achieving a high functioning HVAC system within any property is to speak with a local area contractor about a bi-annual maintenance program that takes place at the beginning of both summer and winter. These bi-annual checks will consist of the following measures:


  • Cleaning inside coil, traps and lines to prevent obstructions
  • Cleaning outside coil and straightening of fins for efficient operation
  • Checking and replenishment of refrigerant


  • Cleaning of burner assembly and removal of soot from area
  • Cleaning and checking humidifier
  • Inspection of heat exchanger for cracks
  • Performing combustion analysis on equipment

As an industry leading wholesale equipment specialist, Mar-Hy knows the dynamics required to achieve peak equipment efficiency. Contact us today to learn more about our organization and the products we offer.