Oregon Code Changes for Family Dwellings
Brought to you by Kevin Kuntz, Hybrid Heating and Air Conditioning
To keep our customers informed of Oregon code changes and system enhancement products, we have two items to highlight.
Locking Refrigerant Access Ports: All new installations of outside air conditioners or heat pumps now require locking refrigerant access ports. The code was put into place to prevent people from inhaling (huffing) Freon from residential and commercial systems. Locking caps also prevent the theft of Freon for resale. The cost of Freon is rising and is worth more per pound then metal. Some systems require more than one cap. These caps require a special key and are for service technicians only. This is also why we do not leave the key for the caps with the homeowner.
Carbon monoxide detectors are also required to be installed in all family dwellings. This code is strictly enforced. We believe every house should have a carbon monoxide detector. The investment is minimal compared to ones life. Every dwelling should have one and in some cases more than one. They need to be located in each bedroom or within fifteen feet of each bedroom door. Things to look for are power consumption and battery backup life, location of where to mount the unit, and life expectancy of the unit. We currently sell a unit which reads at lower levels than most store purchased models, and has a built in battery backup, with a detector life of seven years.
Call Hybrid today to update your home for safety and code upgrades.
Hybrid Heating and Air Conditioning
230 W BASELINE STREET
CORNELIUS, OR 97113