Brands We Offer 

We know that your HVAC system is crucial for the comfort of the people in your home or business. This is why we are proud to offer products from leaders in the HVAC industry. 

Some of the brands you can get with us include: 

If you are replacing your air conditioner, heater, or any other HVAC feature, let us be your first call. We would be happy to help you get a new system that is perfect for your home or business’s HVAC needs. Plus, we provide free estimates and can connect you with great financing options

Give us a call at (503) 461-2309 or send us a message online. We proudly serve Portland, Washington, as well as Gresham, Oregon. 

Things to Consider When Replacing an HVAC Unit

Do you want to know what separates the good from the bad when it comes to HVAC technologies? We have you covered! 

Below we discuss things you should consider when shopping for a new HVAC unit:


You need a new unit that is the appropriate size. It sounds simple enough, but it can be hard to figure out without the right equipment and know-how. At Comfort Heating & Cooling, we can perform a load calculation to understand exactly what kind of cooling or heating power your new unit needs to provide. With the right size furnace, air conditioner, or heat pump, you can keep your home or business comfortable with optimal efficiency. 

Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE)

We use the AFUE rating to determine a furnace’s efficiency. Ratings typically fall between 80% and 98%. Higher ratings are markers of more efficient furnaces. By budgeting for a unit that has as high an AFUE rating as possible, you can maximize monthly savings on your energy bill. 

Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER)

An air conditioner’s SEER rating indicates how efficiently it uses energy. The average cooling unit will likely be between 15 and 18. While shopping for air conditioners, you might see SEER2 ratings. These come from an updated method of calculating a system’s efficiency. You will see SEER2 ratings between 13 and 21. The same rule for furnaces that we describe above applies to air conditioners: the more you can budget for a highly rated system, the more money you can save on utilities. 

Noise Level 

As anyone with an older HVAC system likely knows, your heating or cooling unit can be noisy. Fortunately, many newer models have features that mitigate this problem. For example, Ruud air conditioners have specialized grills that limit the amount of noise they produce. If you want to know what you can expect from a new unit in terms of noise, be sure to take note of its decibel ratings. 


If you have existing ductwork, you could benefit from insulating and sealing it during the replacement project. These things will prevent the hot or cold air your HVAC units produce from being wasted. 

You also have the option to go without ducts with mini-split systems. These are great for newly remodeled spaces, accessory dwelling units, and other areas where it might be inconvenient to add ducts. With this heating and cooling technology, you can take advantage of localized temperature control. 

Temperature Control

If you are replacing your heating or cooling system, you ought to update your thermostat too. Doing so can ensure you get the most out of your new unit’s efficiency and capacity. New thermostat models allow you to take complete control of your indoor climate. Programmable technologies allow you to pre-set your temperatures at any time of day. This can help you save money on your energy expenses by ensuring you are only using your HVAC system when you need it. On the other hand, many new thermostats are incredibly precise and can allow you to keep your home or business at the perfect temperature with just the press of a button. 

For help from professionals with decades of experience under their belt, turn to us. We would be glad to offer support as you consider various HVAC technologies. 

Give us a call at (503) 461-2309 or connect with us online

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