Information About Heat Pumps In Ottawa Households
What Is A Heat Pump?
A heat pump is an appliance that uses electricity to transfer heat from one place to another. Simply put, a heat pump is an air conditioner that can run in reverse. In the summer months the heat pump removes heat from the home and transfers it out of the house to the outdoors. In the winter it runs in reverse. Transferring heat from the outdoors and bringing it into your home to create a warm and comfortable house.
A heat pump looks almost identical to the typical air conditioner you are used to seeing. There is a unit that sits outside of your house and it is connected to a coil inside the home. By condensing and expanding refrigerant in a constant loop, these systems can transfer heat from one area to another.
Heat pumps are becoming extremely popular as they are a great way to heat and cool your home without burning fossil fuels. As heat pump technology has advanced, the capabilities of these systems have drastically increased. There are heat pumps available to consumers that can create large amounts of heat at temperatures below -30c!
Do I Need A Backup Heat Source in Ottawa?
Typically, contractors will ensure that your heat pump is capable of cooling your home flawlessly and size the system to handle the majority of the heating requirements. In Ottawa, we have harsh winters, which forces us to include a backup heat system with most heat pump designs. This backup heat can be a gas furnace, electric furnace or electric baseboard heaters. These backups help heat them home in only the coldest of temperatures, when the heat pump may not be able to satisfy the house.
The majority of heat pumps operate at 3-4 times the efficiency rating of a standard electric heater. This means you may be able to drastically reduce your heating bill. Furthermore, by utilizing a heat pump you reduce your reliance on fossil fuels. The widespread adoption of heat pump technology is one of the keys in reducing carbon output and curtailing greenhouse gas emissions.
The Greener Home Heat Pump Grant is a great way for Ottawa Homeowners to drastically offset the cost of a new heat pump in their home.
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Popular Greener Home Ducted Hybrid Heat Pumps
Ducted hybrid heat pumps are a type of heating and cooling system that use both electricity and natural gas to provide comfort and efficiency. They consist of an outdoor unit that contains a compressor and a fan, and an indoor unit that contains a gas furnace and a heat exchanger.
The system can switch between electric and gas modes depending on the outdoor temperature and the demand for heating or cooling. Ducted hybrid heat pumps can reduce energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions compared to conventional systems.
Rheem R98V/RP20 Hybrid Heat Pump
The Rheem R98V Hybrid Heat Pump is a cutting-edge heating and cooling system that combines the efficiency of a heat pump with the reliability of a gas furnace.
Central MOOV Hybrid Heat Pump
This hybrid heat pump system utilizes a heat pump from Moovair that brings Ottawa homeowners an exceptional value system that qualifies for the maximum Greener Homes Rebate.
Bosch IDS Hybrid Heat Pump System
The Bosch IDS is a high end, variable speed heat pump, paired with a super reliable gas furnace. This system offers amazing cooling in the summer and reliable winter heating.
Popular Greener Home Ducted Electric Heat Pumps
Ducted electric heat pumps are devices that use electricity to transfer heat from one place to another. They can provide heating and cooling for buildings by circulating air through ducts.
Ducted electric heat pumps are more efficient than conventional electric heaters and air conditioners because they move heat rather than generate it.
Boreal Cold Climate Heat Pump
Boreal is a cold climate heat pump designed for the Canadian market. This system qualifies for the maximum rebate and is capable of producing heat at temperatures colder than - 30C! With an appealing price point, this unit is one every Ottawa homeowner should consider for their home.
Mitsubishi ZUBA Central Heat Pump
The ultimate in cold climate heat pump technology. The Mitsubishi ZUBA plus boasts some of the best ratings and efficiency numbers available. Pair this with an amazing warranty and the reliability of Mitsubishi, it is not surprise this is the most sought after cold climate heat pump on the market.
Central Mood Cold Climate Heat Pump
The Central MOOV cold climate heat pump is a robust and capable heat pump system. This unit rivals the best in the industry with incredible heat output numbers at temperatures down to -30C! With some of the best warranties available and a price point that can’t be beat, the central MOOV is one of the best heat pump options available.
Popular Greener Home Ductless Heat Pumps
Ductless heat pumps are heating and cooling systems that do not use ducts to distribute air. They have an outdoor unit and one or more indoor units that are connected by refrigerant lines. They can heat or cool specific rooms or zones by transferring heat between the indoor and outdoor units using a two-way heat pump.
They are also known as mini-split air conditioners or mini-split heat pumps. They are efficient, comfortable, and practical for modern homes .
Moovair Ductless Heat Pumps
Moovair is a product designed for the Canadian market and backed by one of Canada’s biggest suppliers of HVAC equipment. With appealing pricepoints and reliable service, Moovair ductless heat pumps are a popular choice for Ottawa homeowners.
Mitsubishi ZUBA Multi Ductless Heat Pump
The Mitsubishi ZUBA multi offers thousands of combinations! From 2-8 indoor units varying from low wall cassettes, high wall units and concealed units, this is a designers dream. Boasting some of the best efficiency numbers and incredible reliability, their is a ZUBA multi system for every home.
Mitsubishi ZUBA PLUS Ductless Heat Pump
The Mitsubishi ZUBA PLUS is a single zone ductless heat pump that has the very best efficiency. These units have staggering heat outputs at temperatures below -25C and they maintain industry leading efficiencies at these temperatures.