Kitchener-Waterloo’s Heat Pump Specialists
From installation to repairs and service, Delta Air Systems is Kitchener-Waterloo’s heat pump specialist. These systems have intricate inner workings and require specialized knowledge to properly install and care for them. We’ve worked with countless heat pumps, in a variety of makes and models, from installation to repairs and ongoing maintenance. Our technicians are specially trained and certified to work with all HVAC systems, including heat pumps. Heat pumps are incredible, versatile systems that can improve your home comfort. But for them to work safely and optimally, they need to be installed by licensed professionals.
Heat Pump Installation
If you’re interested in having a heat pump installed in your home, contact Delta. We will provide an in-home consultation to discuss your needs and budget and help you select the best heat pump for your home.
Heat Pump Repair
Leveraging years of extensive experience, our certified technicians provide efficient and reliable heat pump repair solutions, ensuring your system’s optimal performance. Day or night, weekday or weekend, and even on every holiday, you can count on Delta!
Heat Pump Maintenance
Make sure you schedule annual preventative maintenance to ensure your heat pump runs smoothly and efficiently. As long as you stay on top of the required maintenance, your heat pump will last a long time and perform as expected.
Why You Need a Heat Pump Specialist
Delta’s heat pump specialists possess the expertise to accurately assess your property’s heating and cooling needs, ensuring the heat pump is appropriately sized for optimal efficiency and comfort.
Professionals also have a deep understanding of the details involved in ductwork or piping installation, guaranteeing proper airflow and circulation.
Heat pump specialists are well-versed in the intricate electrical and refrigerant systems of heat pumps, ensuring precise calibration to prevent energy waste and potential hazards.
Their experience helps avoid common installation errors, such as improper component placement, which could compromise performance. Ultimately, engaging a heat pump specialist guarantees a correctly installed system that operates efficiently, reducing energy costs, increasing equipment lifespan, and providing you with reliable heating and cooling for years to come.
Save Up to $7,100 on Heat Pump Installation
Enbridge Gas has teamed up with the Canadian government and their Canada Greener Homes Grant to co-deliver the Home Efficiency Rebate Plus (HER+) program. Through this program, eligible Canadians and Enbridge customers can qualify for up to $7,100 back on eligible ENERGY STAR® certified heat pumps.
How to Access Heat Pump Grants
Once you have decided on a heat pump system, one of our Home Comfort Advisors will connect you with an energy auditor to book your appointment. The energy auditor will perform the pre-installation energy audit and start the online application process with you. They will return to do a post-installation inspection after the equipment is installed and help you complete your online application. You pay the energy auditor separately for the audits, but up to $600 is eligible to be covered by grant money.
Contact Delta Air Systems for a free quote!
We will provide you with a free estimate of your replacement equipment and provide recommendations and proven solutions based on your needs. Our experts will be pleased to answer any questions or concerns you may have in a friendly, productive, and professional manner.
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Heat Pump FAQs
How does a heat pump work?
A heat pump transfers heat from one place to another using a refrigeration cycle. It can both heat and cool a space by moving heat from a colder area to a warmer one, or vice versa.
In heating mode, a heat pump absorbs heat from the outdoor air, ground, or water source, then compresses and transfers the heat to an indoor coil. The heated refrigerant is then circulated inside the home.
In cooling mode, the process is reversed. Heat pumps absorb heat from the indoor air and release it outside, cooling the indoor air.
What are the different types of heat pumps?
There are several types of heat pumps, including:
- Air-source heat pumps
- Ground-source (geothermal) heat pumps
- Water-source heat pumps
- Hybrid heat pumps
- Ductless mini-split heat pumps
Each type of heat pump has its own advantages and disadvantages, and the best type for your home will depend on factors such as climate, the size of your home, and your heating and cooling needs. A Delta technician can help you determine what’s right for your home and needs.
What are the advantages of using a heat pump?
There are several advantages of using a heat pump for heating and cooling your home, including:
- Energy efficiency
- Cost savings
- Dual function
- Improved comfort
- Environmentally friendly
Are heat pumps cost-effective compared to traditional heating and cooling systems?
Heat pumps can be cost-effective compared to traditional heating and cooling systems.
Heat pumps can be more energy-efficient than traditional heating and cooling systems because they transfer heat rather than generate it. This means they can provide the same level of heating or cooling using less energy. Since they use less energy, you can save money on utilities. Additionally, because heat pumps provide both heating and cooling in one system, you don’t need separate systems, and that reduces installation and maintenance costs.
How efficient are heat pumps?
Heat pumps are generally more efficient than traditional heating and cooling systems, as they transfer heat rather than generate it.
The efficiency of a heat pump can vary depending on several factors, including the type of heat pump, the size of the home, and the climate. Ultimately, air-source heat pumps can provide up to 50% in energy savings compared to traditional electric, oil or propane heating.
How do I choose the right size of heat pump for my home?
Choosing the right size of heat pump for your home is important to ensure that it can provide adequate heating and cooling without wasting energy or driving up your energy bills. A licensed technician can help determine the size of heat pump your home requires.
Factors that affect this include:
- Heat load of your home
- Heat pump capacity
Can a heat pump be used in extremely cold climates?
Yes, heat pumps can be used in extremely cold climates, but they may not be as efficient as they are in milder climates. There are cold-climate heat pumps that work well in lower temperatures. If you live in an extremely cold climate, you might consider a dual-fuel heating system that combines a heat pump and a furnace.
How long does a heat pump typically last?
The lifespan of a heat pump typically ranges from 10 to 15 years, although some can last up to 20 years with proper maintenance. The lifespan can vary depending on factors such as the quality of the equipment, the level of usage, and the climate. Regular maintenance is important to ensure the longevity of a heat pump.
What’s the difference between a heat pump and an air conditioner?
The main difference between a heat pump and an air conditioner is that an air conditioner cannot heat your home like a heat pump can. Whereas a heat pump acts as both a heating and cooling system, an air conditioner is only able to cool your home.
How loud is a heat pump?
Heat pumps are designed to run quietly, though the level of noise depends a bit on the model, location, and installation. Most models make noise comparable to a fridge, with the outdoor unit being a little louder. In general, though, modern heat pumps are designed with advanced technology and materials to minimize noise.
Do I need a backup heating system with a heat pump?
Not necessarily. However, there are benefits of having a backup heat source. While heat pumps are designed to provide reliable heating in most climates, it may be advisable to have a backup heating system, particularly in areas with extreme winter weather or frequent power outages.
Another reason to have a backup source is efficiency. A hybrid system combines the efficiency of a heat pump and the power of a forced air system, like a furnace, for times when it’s extremely cold. Since heat pumps work most efficiently in more moderate climates, a furnace could be more efficient in extreme cold.
Can a heat pump work with a gas furnace as a backup heating system?
Yes. This would be what we referred to in the previous question as a hybrid heating system. It’s also called a dual-fuel system.
This type of system has advantages. By utilizing the heat pump’s efficiency during milder weather, homeowners could save on energy costs and reduce their carbon footprint. Meanwhile, the gas furnace provides reliable heating during colder weather, ensuring that the home stays warm during extreme temperatures.
Can I Repair or Install My Heat Pump Myself?
Thinking of repairing or installing your heat pump on your own? Safety should be your top concern, as heat pumps are complex systems that involve electrical components and intricate mechanisms. Attempting a DIY repair or hiring an inexperienced contractor or company can put you at risk of personal injury, electrical hazards, or creating a bigger problem. The intricate electrical and refrigerant systems involved in heat pumps demand precise calibration, which an untrained installer might overlook. A poorly installed heat pump can also result in a shorter lifespan, frequent breakdowns, and an invalid warranty. All of Delta’s expert technicians are carefully selected, trained and certified by Lennox and Daikin, ensuring their expertise in all the latest heat pump technology.