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HVAC

WHAT IS A HEAT PUMP SYSTEM?

02/07/2023

HVAC

WHAT IS A HEAT PUMP SYSTEM?

02/07/2023

You may be noticing heat pumps being installed on your friends’ and neighbours’ properties more often. With inflation on many people’s minds, cutting down on costs has been a priority to most. Nonetheless, heat pumps have been gaining more popularity in British Columbia. In fact, many contractors are having a tough time keeping up with consumer demands! In this article, you’ll gain a better understanding of what a heat pump system is and how they’re beneficial for your household and the environment.

What is a Heat Pump?

Heat pumps have been commonly adopted in much of Europe, Asia, and Australia for decades. But it’s only in the last decade that heat pumps have really begun to gain popularity in Canada, largely through The Canada Greener Homes Initiative. The Canadian government has been adding various greener grants for residents in proposing shifting from gas and oil use to zero-emission technology.

 

A heat pump is an electronic device that moves heat from one location to the next using very little energy. Whether you need the heat pump for cooling or heating, it’ll help you move that warm air as necessary. 

what is a heat pump system
Simply put:

If you’re looking to dive deeper into how heat pumps work, this article is extremely informative and has fantastic diagrams!

Benefits of Heat Pumps

When you have several mouths to feed, numerous bills to pay, and worry about a possible recession on its way, you’re looking for solutions. You’re probably wondering how installing a heat pump going to impact your household expenses. There are several benefits to switching from having multiple heating and cooling systems to one heat pump. 

Something to keep in mind as you read this article is the great rebates that are available to you if you’re eligible.

BC Hydro, for example, offers up to $3,000 in rebates for switching from a fossil fuel-based system, which can be combined with provincial and federal rebates for a total savings of up to $11,000 on heat pump cost and installation (1).

Now let’s get into the benefits of installing an electric heat pump:

The Government of British Columbia is offering residents a rebate of up to $6000 for heat pumps. Visit their Better Homes BC website to see if you qualify!

How Often Should You Get Your Heat Pump Serviced?

what is a heat pump system

Since you’ll be using your heat pump all year round, it’s best to have it serviced by a professional HVAC technician at least once a year. For those of you who have heat pumps in more extreme climates or use them as a primary source of heating and cooling, having maintenance twice a year is highly recommended. Those who take care of their HVAC systems will lessen the chances of costly repairs and replacements.

The Importance of Heat Pump Maintenance

You want your heat pump to perform optimally but tend to forget the annual tune-up, what can happen? As you put off your annual heat pump maintenance, you may experience a wide array of inconveniences.

what is a heat pump system
Call High Mark's HVAC experts to schedule your appointment today for your heat pump installation or maintenance at 604-245-8970.
In Closing

Heat pumps are definitely an energy-efficient, environmentally friendly, and cost-effective solution to providing your home with the comfort you seek in years to come. With that, you’ll have to remember that regular maintenance, either once or twice a year is highly suggested. Performing the recommended service on your heat pump system will supply you with the heat or cool air that you desire in your home. 

 

We hope that you found this blog post useful! If you have any questions in regard to HVAC systems such as heat pumps, we’re more than happy to connect with you.

Additional resources you may find interesting:
Sourced Cited:

(1) Toronto Star: A heat pump might help you save on utility costs, but do your research first. Stephenson, Amanda. June 23, 2022.

You may be noticing heat pumps being installed on your friends’ and neighbours’ properties more often. With inflation on many people’s minds, cutting down on costs has been a priority to most. Nonetheless, heat pumps have been gaining more popularity in British Columbia. In fact, many contractors are having a tough time keeping up with consumer demands! In this article, you’ll gain a better understanding of what a heat pump system is and how they’re beneficial for your household and the environment.

What is a Heat Pump?

Heat pumps have been commonly adopted in much of Europe, Asia, and Australia for decades. But it’s only in the last decade that heat pumps have really begun to gain popularity in Canada, largely through The Canada Greener Homes Initiative. The Canadian government has been adding various greener grants for residents in proposing shifting from gas and oil use to zero-emission technology.

 

A heat pump is an electronic device that moves heat from one location to the next using very little energy. Whether you need the heat pump for cooling or heating, it’ll help you move that warm air as necessary. 

what is a heat pump system
Simply put:

If you’re looking to dive deeper into how heat pumps work, this article is extremely informative and has fantastic diagrams!

Benefits of Heat Pumps

When you have several mouths to feed, numerous bills to pay, and are worried about a possible recession on its way, you’re looking for solutions. You’re probably wondering how installing a heat pump going to impact your household expenses. There are several benefits to switching from having multiple heating and cooling systems to one heat pump. 

 

Something to keep in mind as you read this article is the great rebates that are available to you if you’re eligible.

BC Hydro, for example, offers up to $3,000 in rebates for switching from a fossil fuel-based system, which can be combined with provincial and federal rebates for a total savings of up to $11,000 on heat pump cost and installation (1).

Now let’s get into the benefits of installing an electric heat pump:

The Government of British Columbia is offering residents a rebate of up to $6000 for heat pumps. Visit their Better Homes BC website to see if you qualify!

How Often Should You Get Your Heat Pump Serviced?

what is a heat pump system

Since you’ll be using your heat pump all year round, it’s best to have it serviced by a professional HVAC technician at least once a year. For those of you who have heat pumps in more extreme climates or use them as a primary source of heating and cooling, having maintenance twice a year is highly recommended. Those who take care of their HVAC systems will lessen the chances of costly repairs and replacements.

The Importance of Heat Pump Maintenance

You want your heat pump to perform optimally but tend to forget the annual tune-up, what can happen? As you put off your annual heat pump maintenance, you may experience a wide array of inconveniences.

what is a heat pump system
Call High Mark's HVAC experts to schedule your appointment today for your heat pump installation or maintenance at 604-245-8970.
In Closing

Heat pumps are definitely an energy-efficient, environmentally friendly, and cost-effective solution to providing your home with the comfort you seek in years to come. With that, you’ll have to remember that regular maintenance, either once or twice a year is highly suggested. Performing the recommended service on your heat pump system will supply you with the heat or cool air that you desire in your home. 

 

We hope that you found this blog post useful! If you have any questions in regard to HVAC systems such as heat pumps, we’re more than happy to connect with you.

Additional resources you may find interesting:
Sourced Cited:

(1) Toronto Star: A heat pump might help you save on utility costs, but do your research first. Stephenson, Amanda. June 23, 2022.

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