Have you considered installing an air-source heat pump in your home?
When it comes to clean, affordable energy, an air-source heat pump just might be your best solution. We’re breaking down what it is, how it works, and why it’s a great choice.
What is an Air-Source Heat Pump?
Air-source heat pumps draw heat from the outside air during the heating season and reject heat outside during the summer cooling season.
There are two types of air-source heat pumps:
- Air-to-air heat pumps
These are the most common. They extract heat from the air and then transfers it to either the inside or outside of the house, depending on the season.
- Air-to-water heat pumps
These are used in homes with hydronic heat distribution systems, which are much rarer.
In both cases, a heat pump can be used in conjunction with your current heating and cooling system. For example, if you have another heat source, like a furnace, an add-on heat pump is a great addition.
You could also consider an all-electric heat pump, which come equipped with their own supplementary heating system, or a bivalent heat pump, which is a special type that uses a gas or propane-fired burner to increase the temperature of the outside coil.
Heat pumps can also be used in a home ventilation system to transfer heat from outgoing stale air to incoming fresh air.
How Does an Air-Source Heat Pump Work?
In the summer months, heat pumps cool your home by removing warm air and transferring it outside. They also act as a dehumidifier and remove moisture from the air indoors.
During the winter months, the heat pump works the opposite way. It extracts heat from the outside air and transfers it inside, making it an energy-efficient home heating.
Why Should You Consider an Air-Source Heat Pump?
- Potentially reduce heating costs by up to 50%.
- It’s energy-efficient, especially when compared to electric baseboard heaters and furnaces, and provide a low carbon footprint.
- Long lasting. Most heat pumps last 15 to 20 years with proper maintenance.
- You might qualify for a rebate.
Interested in finding out if an air-source heat pump would work in your home or business? HomeBridge Canada can help. We’ll assess your current heating and cooling system and talk you through how a heat pump could work with it.
We offer our services in Barrie, Orillia, Innisfil, Midland, Coldwater, Bradford, Horseshoe Valley, Alliston, and more. Get in touch today.
Call 1-866-876-9986 or visit www.homebridgecanada.com.