If you’ve been reading our blogs lately, you’ve probably seen some about heat pumps. They’re certainly very popular right now, and their popularity is only growing – especially with the government and Enbridge giving out grants and rebates for their installation. Everyone is talking about heat pumps. Why? We’ll tell you in this article.
What is a heat pump?
Let’s start by talking about what a heat pump is. A heat pump is a heating and cooling system that transfers heat from one location to another. In the winter, it extracts heat from the outdoor air and transfers it into your home to heat it. In the summer, it does the opposite, extracting heat from your home and transferring it outside to cool your home.
Everyone’s installing heat pumps. Why?
Superior Energy Efficiency = More Environmentally Friendly
One of the main reasons that heat pumps are so popular is that they are incredibly energy-efficient. Traditional heating and cooling systems, such as furnaces and air conditioners, work by generating warm or cool air, which can be wasteful. Heat pumps, on the other hand, simply move heat from one location to another, making them much more efficient.
Their superior energy efficiency compared to other heating and cooling systems makes them more environmentally friendly. That means households that choose to install a heat pump can lower their carbon footprint.
Since heat pumps can heat and cool a home using less energy, households with heat pumps installed can consume less energy overall. And that can translate into cost savings for the homeowner, especially with the right setup, like a dual-fuel system. This involves the installation of a heat pump and a supplemental or backup source of heat. In this configuration, the heat pump is used the majority of the time as it’s the most efficient. However, when the weather conditions are so extreme that it requires supplemental heating, the homeowner can switch to the other system, like a furnace. It also enables the homeowner to switch between fuel sources, depending on which is cheaper at the time.
As we mentioned, heat pumps, despite their name, can be used to both heat and cool your home. They also come in various sizes and types, from ducted to ductless and mini-split systems. That means you can install a heat pump in a house or building where there is no existing ductwork. They also allow for individual zone temperature control, meaning each zone or room can be adjusted individually.
Better Indoor Air Quality
Heat pumps also filter and circulate air, helping to improve indoor air quality. They work to remove dust, pollen, and other contaminants and allergens from the air. This means better breathing and overall health for homeowners and their families. It’s especially beneficial for people with allergies or asthma.
Heat pumps also don’t involve combustion, unlike furnaces. Thus, there are no combustion byproducts like carbon monoxide.
Do I need a heat pump?
So, do you need a heat pump? Ultimately, that’s up to you. However, there are obvious benefits that you might like to take advantage of. If you’re looking to reduce your carbon footprint, save energy, and potentially lower your utility bills, a heat pump could be what you need.
Heat Pump Rebates
As you can see, heat pumps are all the rage for a reason. They’re highly efficient, environmentally friendly, and can save you money on your energy bills. In fact, they’re so awesome that the Government of Canada and Enbridge Gas have partnered up to give Canadians grants and rebates to help with their installation. That’s right! You could receive up to $7,100 to put toward your heat pump installation.
We’re pros at installing heat pumps. And we’ll help you access the rebates and grants.
Delta Air Systems Ltd. has been proudly serving the HVAC needs of the Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge, and Guelph regions since the 1950s. We strive to provide our clients with reliable service and cost-effective solutions.