Ottawa's Cold Climate Heat Pump Experts
Ottawa's Cold Climate Heat Pump Experts
At AirZone HVAC Services we recognize our role in providing Ottawa and surrounding areas with cutting edge options for heating and cooling their homes and commercial properties. We have dedicated countless hours to training our team on the design, installation and service of industry leading heat pump technology.
AirZone HVAC strives to be the leader in green, environmentally friendly, HVAC solutions with heat pumps leading the charge.
Our goal is to educate our community on the viability and necessity of green home heating/cooling. Together we can lower our carbon footprints without sacrificing comfort levels. The future of home heating is properly designed heat pump systems, whether they utilize gas, propane or electricity as a backup.
The Mitsubishi line of standard ductless heat pumps offers unparalleled reliability, functionality and technology. Often regarded as the pinnacle in
The Three Most Common Heat Pump Types Installed in Ottawa
Heat Pump Cost Ottawa
The average cold climate heat pump installation cost in Ottawa in 2023 is $6,000 – $10,000+HST. This price can vary drastically depending on a number of factors including home size, unit efficiency and installation parameters.
If you are aiming to receive the Greener Home Efficiency Grant you may need to replace your existing furnace/ air handler which increases the overall cost of the project. If you are looking to install ductless heat pumps you may be looking at as low as $3000+HST for a single zone standard heat pump. Other clients that are completely retrofitting the home with cold climate ductless heat pumps may be looking to spend $25,000 +.
How Does A Heat Pump Heat My Home?
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How Does A Heat Pump Work?
A heat pump also provides easy heating and cooling operation with more precise temperature control (when paired with an appropriate HVAC system). A heat pump is the perfect addition to a HVAC system that contains an oil, propane, or electric heater. These customers are the ones that benefit the most from a heat pump product.
AirZone HVAC Services installs virtually any type of heat pump system on the market. This includes geothermal, water source, condo packs and air source. Our three most popular heat pump options for Ottawa homeowners are all of the air source variety, these units move heat from the outdoors to the indoor setting (even at temperatures of -25 and colder)!
Heat Pump FAQ
Contrary to popular belief, a heat pump is actually a replacement for your air conditioner. For home owners that are looking to remove their gas furnace, utilizing a heat pump can aid in this mission. Many clients opt to remove the furnace and air conditioner and replace it with a heat pump and indoor air handler. We also have many homeowners who prefer to add a heat pump to their existing system(replacing the air conditioner) and utilize the gas furnace as backup heat.
In many ways a heat pump is better than an air conditioner. The heat pumps we install in Ottawa tend to be fairly high end, due to our extreme weather. In turn you receive an ultra efficient unit that is capable of cooling your home using much less energy than a typical air conditioner. Furthermore, when you opt for a heat pump you get amazing heating capabilities without burning fossil fuels.
The heat pumps of yesteryear were known for their high sound levels. Many of the new modern units are incredibly quiet! There are varying levels in terms of quality when looking at heat pumps. The models that we install and offer in Ottawa are all very high end options. These units run incredibly quiet in cooling mode, often half the sound levels of standard ACs. In heating mode, they run a little bit louder but are still running around the same sound levels of a typical air conditioner.
As of late 2023 and early 2024, there are hundreds of heat pumps that qualify for rebates. These rebates range from $2500 up to $7100! The most well known heat pump rebate is the Greener Home Heat Pump Rebate.
Heat pumps are worth the increased cost over air conditioners for numerous reasons. Especially if you heat your house with propane, oil or electricity! Supplementing your home heating with an ultra efficient heat pump is a great idea. Furthermore, these units are generally 1.5-2.0X more efficient in cooling mode than a standard air conditioner. Finally, they are environmentally friendly and help you reduce your carbon footprint. At AirZone HVAC we believe in environmentally sustainable technology and building a better future for our community.
A heat pump is a very cost effective way to heat your home. Depending on what your fuel prices are (natural gas, oil or propane) a heat pump can be significantly cheaper to run. In Ottawa we have found that natural gas customers tend to see massive savings in the spring, summer and fall. In the depths of the winter when temperatures reach -20 to -30, natural gas still tends to be slightly cheaper. For this reason, many clients opt for a hybrid system that utilizes a heat pump backed up by a natural gas furnace.
In Ottawa, the majority of houses require some sort of back up heat. There are many reasons for this and at AirZone we generally recommend at least some sort of backup. Heat pumps tend to defrost in the winter and this can cause comfort issues if there is not a backup heater. Furthermore, the majority of existing homes simply do not have the infrastructure (whether it is ductwork or electrical) to support a heat pump capable of heating for the entire winter season. Finally, insurance companies often decline to insure a home that does not have a backup to the heat pump.