Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP)
An ASHP works by moving heat from one place to another—not producing it. This means that it’s an energy-efficient option to heat your home and to help reduce your carbon footprint. Unlike forced air furnaces that require gas to heat the air and distribute it throughout your home, an ASHP only requires a little electricity to run.
In the winter, an ASHP draws heat from the outside air through a heat exchanger and distributes it inside. Even though it feels cold to you, there is still usable heat in the ambient air.
In the summer, the process reverses and heat is pulled from your home and expelled outside. An added bonus of this process is that it also helps dehumidify your home.
Cold Climate Air Source Heat Pump
Heat pumps used to only work in moderate climates, but advances in technology have made them a viable option in southern Ontario. Cold climate heat pumps are equipped to work efficiently in temperatures reaching as low as -25༠ C.
Ducted Heat Pumps and Ductless Heat Pumps
A heat pump can be installed in a new build or used in place of an existing HVAC system.
Ducted Heat Pump – An outside unit is connected to an indoor unit where warm (or cool) air is distributed throughout your home via ducts that are already in place.
Ductless Heat Pump – This system doesn’t require ductwork to deliver warm or cool air but relies on a mounted air handler that is installed inside your home. Multiple interior air handler units can be installed to provide zoned heating and cooling.