Although just 10% of Canadian homeowners have heat pumps installed in their homes, more people are realizing the benefits, making heat pumps one of the most sought after HVAC systems especially in new construction.
Are you looking for your HVAC system to be more environmentally friendly? What about a more affordable and low-maintenance alternative to traditional heating?
Today, we'll take an in-depth look at some of the heat pump pros and inform you on getting a heat pump installation in Nanaimo. With winter just around the corner, it's the good time to consider a change to your HVAC system. Read on and your decision to switch to a heat pump might seem more obvious!
Energy Efficient HVAC Systems
When you have to run your HVAC system frequently during a long, cool winter (or super hot summer), you’ll want something that'll be energy efficient. Heat pumps are among the most energy-efficient methods for heating and cooling because they don't use fossil fuels to function.
Instead, they use the existing heat from the local environment and transfer it indoors with smaller amounts of electricity. What results is a lower carbon footprint, lower energy bills, and a more energy-efficient household.
Heating and Cooling All in One
Having a heating and cooling system that functions as one unit makes your life easier as a homeowner. Instead of having an AC unit for cooling and a furnace for heating, heat pumps tackle both essential comfort solutions in one appliance.
Your heat pump will function as an air conditioner in the summer, and then in the winter months, it reverses the cooling process, as described above. It saves space in your home and reduces overall installation costs.
Low Maintenance HVAC
Another perk of installing a heat pump is that it's a low-maintenance heating and cooling appliance. It's essential to keep your HVAC system well-maintained so that it functions throughout the year; semi annual maintenance is recommended. When you have two separate systems, you’ll be required to fix and maintain both. Furnace maintenance and repairs for winter months, and AC repairs during the summer. With proper heat pump maintenance, your system should last a minimum of 15 years.
Heat pumps don't emit any harmful substances, like fumes, soot, or smoke. This, along with the fact that they're energy-efficient, makes them better for the environment. When you're enjoying the warmth of your home, you won’t have to worry that you're contributing to climate change.
As mentioned previously, other types of heating and cooling rely on fossil fuels to function. According to the International Energy Agency, the construction and operation of buildings - including HVAC systems - accounts for 40% of global carbon emissions.
Get the Best Heat Pump Installation in Nanaimo
Now that you understand some of the benefits of installing a new heat pump, we hope that you’ll consider working with our family owned and operated Nanaimo based business! At Strategic Mechanical Services, we offer comprehensive services for heat pumps in Nanaimo and across Vancouver Island. We service what we sell, meaning we can take care of all of your heat pump needs, including maintainance, repairs, and replacements. Give us a call today to book your in home quote 778-841-0474. We care about your comfort!