Since 1948 Marshall’s has been keeping people comfortable all over Eugene, Springfield, and throughout the Willamette Valley in Oregon. Our technicians are professionally trained and certified, which guarantees that commercial and residential customers can expect high quality service from qualified experts.
After many decades of meeting the heating and air conditioning needs of the community, we have developed a sterling reputation in the heating and cooling industry. We take that reputation seriously, and continue to provide reliable and prompt customer service.
Utilizing the most advanced tools and the best products, Marshall’s can install brand new heating and cooling systems and troubleshoot problems with current systems. We ensure maximum efficiency and save you long term dollars.
“Keeping people comfortable
Efficient, polite, and super-clean job done.
“I’d like to take a moment of your time to thank you, so very much, for our wonderful new heat pump. It makes coming home even more comforting than it has been for the last 27 years! But even after all is said and done, what was the most special part of the whole process was the efficient, polite, and super-clean job done by Bob and George. They are the best!! Thanks for a great project!”
– Karen and Bob
Whether you have a new construction or remodel, or it is simply time to replace your HVAC system’s components, you will eventually need to make the decision about installing a heat pump or air conditioner/furnace system.
What is the Difference?
In warm weather, the function of an air conditioner or a heat pump is essentially the same––to cool your home. Both function by pulling heat out of the air, leaving you with cooler air inside your home.
The biggest difference between an air conditioner and a heat pump is that as the weather cools down, a heat pump can be reversed so it takes heat from outside the home and moves it inside, effectively warming up your house. A heat pump does two jobs––warms and cools. In general, a heat pump uses less energy, since you have one appliance doing two jobs.
In colder, northern climates, often a heat pump may only work as supplemental heating for a furnace in larger homes. In warmer, southern climates, a heat pump is usually the only appliance you need to keep your home comfortable all year long.
For northern states, a furnace is usually the primary source of heat for a home. A heat pump can get strained as temperatures fall below 40 degrees, because a heat pump’s primary function is pulling heat from one place and transferring it to another. The colder the air and ground become, the less heat there is for a pump to transfer.
A heat pump is always environmentally friendly, particularly a geothermal heat pump. They use the ground as a heat source, rather than burning fossil fuels or natural gas.
There are a number of things to consider when choosing to install a heat pump or a traditional AC/furnace system. At Marshall’s, we can help you decide what is best for you. The size and location of your home, as well as the climate, are all factors in finding the right system.
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Marshall's services Springfield, Eugene, Lebanon, Coburg, Corvallis, Cottage Grove, Creswell, Florence, Junction City, Mapleton, Veneta, McKenzie Bridge, and the surrounding Oregon communities with their heating and cooling needs. Visit our service area page for more coverage details, call us at 541-747-7445, or request service online today.