Central Air Conditoners

Central Air Conditioners:
Comfort Zone Heating and Air Conditioning is your local, family-owned and operated source for heating and air conditioning repair and maintenance in the Troutdale, Gresham, Fairview, Wood Village, and Portland areas.
Central Air Conditioners circulate cool air through a system of supply and return ducts. Supply ducts and registers carry cooled air from the air conditioner to your home. This cooled air becomes warmer as it circulates through the home; then it flows back to the central air conditioner through return ducts and registers.

A central air conditioner is either a split system unit or a packaged unit. In a split system, an outdoor metal cabinet contains the condenser and compressor, and an indoor cabinet contains the evaporator. If your home already has a furnace but no air conditioner, a split system is the most economical central air conditioner to install.

A packaged system, all the components are located in one cabinet, which usually is placed on a roof or a concrete slab next to the house’s foundation. Packaged air conditioners often include electric heating coils or a natural gas furnace. This combination of air conditioner and central heater elimates the need for a seperate furnace indoors.

Choosing or Upgrading your Central Air Conditioner:
To save energy and money, you should buy an energy efficent air condtioner and reduce your central air condtion’s use. Today’s best air condtioners use 30-50% less energy to produce the same amount of cooling as air condtioners made in the mid 1970’s. Even if your air conditioner is only 10 years old, you may save 20-40% of your cooling energy costs by replacing it with a newer, more efficient model.

Proper sizing and installation are key elements in determing air condtioner efficiency. Too large a unit will not adequately remove humidity. Too small a unit will not be able to attain a comfortable temperature on the hottest of days. Improper location, lack of insulation, and improper duct installation can greatly diminish efficiency and thus cost the home owner.

Our skilled technicians meet the highest performance standards in the industry and provide our customers with an healthy indoor environment, while keeping your home comfortable and your cost down. Honesty, Integrity, and Value is what we strive for in each and every installation and repair.