Solutions for comfort: Heat pumps
In Ottawa, saving on utility bills just got easier with heat pumps.
One area that has been challenging in pursuing greater sustainability and savings for the planet and wallet is heating and cooling. While adding an extra blanket or being more conscious about adjusting the thermostat can help, it’s been historically challenging to significantly reduce energy use in our homes.
The evolution of HVAC technology has allowed us to continuously push the boundaries for what is possible in today’s Canadian climate. Heat pumps are a great example of this innovative technology.
Heat pumps are a solution to heat and cool your home efficiently. Keeping you and your family comfortable and offering additional savings month-to-month on your utility bills.
What are heat pumps?
Heat pumps use electricity to move heat from one place to another. They provide both efficient heating and cooling to help keep your home comfortable year-round.
Major factors to consider when choosing a heat pump
- Home heating capacity: Your home needs heating to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature.
- Insulation and ductwork: No ductwork = consider a ductless system. Ductwork = consider a central heat pump.
- Efficiency ratings:
- Co-efficient of Performance (COP). Ex: For -17 ºC, COP > 1.9 is excellent.
- Heating Season Performance Factor (HSPF).
- Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER).
Additional factors to consider when choosing a heat pump
4. Where you live: Regions that reach temperatures as low as -30ºC, = cold climate-rated heat pump.
5. Your budget: The cost of a heat pump can vary depending on the type, model and installation needed to support your home’s characteristics and size.