Categories: Heat Pumps
 Heating System Installation

Improve the year-round comfort level of your home with a new heat pump installation. Using existing heat to warm or cool your home is not only beneficial to the environment but to your pocketbook as well.

A heat pump installation involves air-sourced technology for existing homes and can be installed as a ground source for new constructions. Keep reading to learn more about the advantages of installing a heat pump.

How Do Heat Pumps Work?

The technology behind a heat pump system is pretty simple. A heat pump provides an energy-efficient option during the colder months for homeowners in four basic steps.

  1. First, warm outdoor air is drawn into the unit. The refrigerant in the unit transforms the air into a vapour.
  2. This vapour is then compressed and heated to be released as warm air into the home through the inside portion of the heat pump.
  3. The vapour then returns to a liquid state and begins the cooling process to draw in more heat.
  4. This heating process is reversed during the cooler months as the heat pump system transfers the heat from inside the home to the outside, cooling down the interior.

Are Heat Pumps Worth the Investment?

Having the appropriate heat pump system installed is the key to ensuring the endeavour is a sound investment. Heat pumps come in a variety of types, sizes, and operations, such as electric and solar.

Heat pumps are designed to provide year-round comfort while reducing the need to use massive amounts of energy. The combination of lowering utility bills and the opportunity to receive financial assistance and/or grants with installation from commercial and government sources increases the appeal of heat pumps.

The Advantages of Installing Heat Pumps

Most homes have two separate heating and cooling systems to enjoy heat in the colder months and cool air during the hot days of summer. Installation of a heat pump system can improve year-round comfort levels while reducing energy use and costs.

  • Energy Efficient: The largest heat pump benefit offered is reduced energy and costs as the system uses transference of heat rather than producing it as seen with traditional heating appliances.
  • Cost Effective: Unlike traditional home heating and cooling appliances, a heat pump is a cost-effective system with installation, maintenance, and operation costs. There are various municipal, provincial, and federal incentive grants and loans to offset the initial setup.
  • High Durability: Designed to offer long-lasting comfort, the durability of a heat pump system can provide optimal operation for 15 to 20 years.
  • Low Maintenance: One huge benefit of this type of unit is the reduced need for heat pump maintenance. Only a bi-annual or annual maintenance checkup by a professional HVAC technician is required.
  • Safe to Operate: Heat pumps are considered the safest source of heating and cooling for a home due to their electrical operation as opposed to the use of hazardous fuels.
  • Easy Installation: Ducted or ductless heat pump systems can be installed whether the home has existing ductwork or not. A certified installer will safely and efficiently fix the appropriate system.
  • More Eco-Friendly: In addition to lowering maintenance and operation costs, a heat pump reduces a home’s carbon emissions as no fossil fuels are used.
  • Distributes Both Warm and Cold Air: A heat pump system is designed to offer both warmth and coolness to a home for all-year comfort. This reduces the need to purchase and maintain two different systems.
  • Better Air Quality: As the air is circulated between the inside and outside of the home, heat pumps help to improve the air quality. This can reduce the risk of allergy symptoms, irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat, headaches, and respiratory issues.
  • Makes Less Noise: Heat pump systems are quiet during operation in comparison to other heating/cooling appliances.

Government Rebate Programs for Heat Pumps in Toronto

Did you know that there are both municipal and federal rebate programs for homeowners to take advantage of when they opt to install heat pumps in Toronto? The City of Toronto offers a Home Energy Loan Program (HELP), which provides up to $125,000 and the Canada Greener Homes Grant offers up to $5,000 to switch to heat pumps.

Under the municipal HELP plan, Toronto property homeowners may qualify for the low-interest loan, where applicable. To complete the application process, the home must undergo a pre- and post-work Home Energy Assessment.

The federal government offers the Canada Greener Home Initiative, which is available to homeowners for their primary residence with a pre-and post-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation as directed by the Natural Resources Canada department. Candidates must retain documents until March 31, 2028.

Why Should You Hire Professionals for a Heat Pump Installation?

Installation of a heat pump system involves handling of electrical wiring and refrigerant components, in addition to potential pouring of concrete or ductwork. Hiring a professional can save money and extend the lifespan of the unit.

  • Trained & Professional: A licensed HVAC technician has the training and knowledge to protect against malfunctioning or refrigerant leaks during the handling and installation of a heat pump system.
  • Certified Heat Pump Installers: The installation and handling of HVAC systems requires certification under provincial law with mechanical and electrical permits within standard regulations.
  • Professional Service: Having a knowledgeable expert help determine the appropriate type, size, and placement of the heat pump system is part of the professional service of hiring a technician.
  • Warranty Requirements: As with all heating/cooling appliances, the manufacturer’s warranty requires installation and setup by a certified professional technician.

Hire an Econoair Technician for Heat Pump Installation in Toronto

For professional heat pump installation service in Toronto, contact Econoair Heating & Cooling Inc. We provide the highest quality products and services to meet your air conditioning and furnace repair, replacement, and maintenance needs. Our company offers 24/7 emergency services to ensure efficient and quick service to all customers. Contact us at 905-763-2400 or request a quote here.

Author Bio

Eiden Patros

Eiden is the successful owner of EconoAir, a well-established HVAC company with three locations. He began his career in the industry at the bottom, working as a technician and gaining valuable experience. With a passion for the field and a drive to succeed, Eiden worked his way up the ranks. He is a seasoned professional in the industry with a wealth of technical knowledge and a passion for providing top-notch service to his customers. His leadership and determination have led to the growth and expansion of EconoAir, with the opening of three branches across the region. Eiden is always looking for ways to innovate and improve, staying current with the latest industry trends and developments to offer cutting-edge solutions to his customers. He is a driven and dedicated professional who takes pride in the success of EconoAir and the satisfaction of his customers.