Advertiser feature: Airrow Heating & Sheet Metal, South Beach
We all know that electricity here in the Pacific Northwest is a lot lower priced if you live in a publicly owned utility district. And central and south Lincoln County gets it’s power from such an entity; Central Lincoln Peoples’ Utility District.
But as reasonably priced as the power from CLPUD is, CLPUD and other electrical utilities, in cooperation with the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, Bonneville Power Administration and Energy Trust of Oregon are urging homeowners to use less energy by modifying the way their homes are heated and cooled. It’s called “Ductless Heating.” By that they mean using heat pumps to heat and/or cool their homes’ main living areas. Heat pumps heat and cool those heavier used areas far more cheaply than by continued use of wall or baseboard heaters or standard air conditioners (for some of our inland residents).
Experts say these new, higher tech heat pumps, coupled with the rest of your home’s already existing heating systems for bedrooms and bathrooms, can reduce your heating bill by $300 a year; maybe more in some cases. In addition, with special rebates and tax incentives aimed at installation costs, you could have your new heat pump system paid off in five to seven years or less, after which you will enjoy continued savings on heat costs of 30-50%.
According to Airrow Heating’s Garrett Bush, heat pump users enjoy a more comfortable form of heat – it’s spread evenly throughout living spaces unlike less efficient electric wall or baseboard heat.
Bush says his Airrow Heating operation is one of just 12 “Master Installers” certified for the state of Oregon and that they have the biggest showroom display of equipment and heat pump options on the Oregon Coast. He added that the farther we can stretch our low cost hydropower from the Bonneville Power Administration through the use of heat pump technology, the more it’ll draw economic development to our region along while providing lower cost energy for our families and future generations.
Airrow Heating is located in South Beach at 3503 SW Coast Highway, just south of the signal light. They can be reached by calling 541-867-7155.