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Airrow Heating & Sheet Metal named 2014 Installer of the Year

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 11th, 2014

Installer honored for exemplary success introducing customers to the benefits of ductless heating and cooling systems

PORTLAND, Ore., May 28, 2014 – The NW Ductless Heat Pump Project, an initiative of the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, today named Airrow Heating & Sheet Metal as the Installer of the Year for Oregon. This award recognizes installers who demonstrate exemplary performance in ductless heating and cooling system installation and customer service, along with associated marketing and consumer education efforts. Airrow provides services to customers of Central Lincoln PUD in Oregon, which helps support the NW Ductless Heat Pump Project.

“With many outstanding installers in our territory, it is our pleasure to congratulate Airrow Heating on receiving this well-deserved award,” said Wade Carey, energy services administrator for Central Lincoln PUD. “It’s clear that they have helped raise awareness in our local market for how ductless heating and cooling systems can increase comfort and lower energy bills for customers.”

Typically installed in less than a day, highly efficient ductless systems can serve a home’s primary heating and cooling needs. Convenient, quiet and controlled by remote, these systems heat rooms evenly at a fraction of the cost of inefficient baseboards, wall heaters and electric furnaces. Upgrading to a ductless system can reduce electric heating costs by 25 to 50 percent, saving homeowners money for the long term.

Installers have been able to increase their business activity by offering ductless heating and cooling systems as an energy-efficient option for their customers. “We are proud to be named Oregon’s Installer of the Year,” said Garrett Bush, owner of Airrow Heating & Sheet Metal. “Our customers love their ductless systems, and appreciate the lower electric bills and increased comfort they provide.”

Ductless systems are surging in popularity, thanks in part to Northwest utilities collaborating as part of the NW Ductless Heat Pump Project to bring this product to the Northwest market. These efforts have led to the installation of more than 71,000 units in Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington for a savings of 248,500,000 kWh—enough electricity to power nearly 71,000 homes for an entire year.

Visit GoingDuctless.com to discover more about ductless heating and cooling systems, find a qualified installer, and identify available incentives in your area.

About Central Lincoln PUD

The Central Lincoln People’s Utility District is Oregon’s fourth-largest electric utility, serving some 700 square miles and approximately 57,000 people in portions of Coos, Douglas, Lane, and Lincoln counties. Central Lincoln is not-for-profit and publicly owned, meaning it was created by voters to serve the public.

About the Northwest Ductless Heat Pump Project

The Northwest Ductless Heat Pump Project is an initiative of the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA), an alliance of more than 100 Northwest utilities and energy efficiency organizations working on behalf of more than 13 million energy consumers. NEEA leverages its strong regional partnerships to effect market transformation by accelerating the adoption of energy-efficient products, services and practices. Since 1997, NEEA and its partners—including Avista Utilities, Bonneville Power Administration, Chelan County PUD, Clark Public Utilities, Cowlitz PUD, Eugene Water & Electric Board, Energy Trust of Oregon, Idaho Power, NorthWestern Energy, Pacific Power, Puget Sound Energy, Seattle City Light, Snohomish County Public Utilities, and Tacoma Power—have saved enough energy to power more than 600,000 homes each year. Able to offset most of our new demand for energy, energy efficiency saves money and keeps the Northwest a healthy and vibrant place to live. www.neea.org

For the complete article see the 06-11-2014 issue.

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