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4 Benefits of Heat Pumps for Oregon Homes

When you invest in an HVAC system for your home, it’s not a decision you take lightly. Not only is it an expensive investment, but it’s one you have to live with for 10-15 years. If you’re considering a heat pump, it’s a great choice, especially for climates like ours where winter temperatures rarely dip below freezing.

You can keep reading to learn more about the top four benefits of a heat pump for our area. Then, give our team a call when you’re ready to schedule heat pump service in Clackamas, OR. We can offer an in-home assessment where we review how a heat pump would be set up in your home so you can decide if it’s the right system for you.

Save Space

A heat pump offers both heating and cooling in the same system. This eliminates the need for a separate air conditioner or heater. Usually, the indoor portion of the HVAC unit resides somewhere in your home’s interior. Since you won’t have to have a separate heater, you can win back some storage space in your home. It may not be much, but if you have a small home it can make a big difference.

Energy Costs

Central air conditioners and heat pumps operate very similarly for cooling. In the summer, there’s a chance that you will see a slight reduction in your energy costs compared to using a central air conditioner, but it may not be much. 

However, you will notice a difference in your energy bills as the weather cools down. A heat pump provides heating much more efficiently than other types of heaters. This is because a heat pump is transferring heat into your home from outside instead of creating heat using a burner or igniter. As a result, your heat pump can lower your energy costs for heating in the winter.


A heat pump is also a very safe system to operate. Safety is a big concern no matter what type of HVAC system you have, but when it comes to heaters having gas lines or electric burners, safety risks are elevated. The way a heat pump operates to provide heating is safer than other heating options that you have. 

We still encourage you to keep safety top of mind no matter what type of air conditioner or heater you have in your home. Install smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors and schedule annual maintenance with our team of professionals to make sure that your heat pump or other HVAC system is always safe to operate.


Having a heat pump also elevates the overall comfort of your home. The filter on your heat pump helps to remove some of the dust and dirt particles in your air, ultimately improving your indoor air quality. Your heat pump works on an automatic cycle of either cooling or heating your home once the temperature gets out of the range based on your selected thermostat settings. Plus a heat pump conditions the air in your home evenly across all of the rooms. You shouldn’t have any rooms that are significantly warmer or cooler than other rooms. 

For HVAC, indoor air quality, and water heater services, look no further than the team who is “Connecting People to Comfort” – Clawson Heating & Air Conditioning. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!

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