With potential savings upwards of 50% on your heating bills, a Heat Pump is a great solution, even in very cold climates like the Ottawa Carleton and the valley.
During warm weather, a heat pump operates just like an air conditioner, removing excess heat from your home and dissipating it into the outside air. During colder months, the process reverses. The heat pump extracts heat from the outside air and moves it inside, where it heats your home. Heat Pumps can do this efficiently and effectively,
In colder climates, the heat pump is paired with electric auxiliary heat to assist the heat pump, but the Heat Pump can continue to provide heating well into the -20’s C. When combined with an Oil, Propane or Gas furnace, this creates what is called a dual-fuel system. Our experts can clarify the differences between the systems and recommend the very best option for your home. Remember to ask about rebates and incentives!
During cool weather, the heat pump does the heating, using the furnace as a blower to circulate the warmed air. When it gets very cold, the heat pump shuts off and the furnace takes over, doing all the heating and air movement. A dual-fuel system can warm your home with either gas or electricity, so you stay comfortable and energy efficient, no matter how cold it gets.