Services For Toronto Heat Pumps

Heat pumps and ductless air conditioners are used in homes throughout Toronto and the GTA. They’re energy-efficient ways to both heat and cool your home, and they’re very affordable.

Air Conditioner Pro knows a thing or two about ductless air conditioning and heat pump services. We should, we’ve been providing repair, maintenance and installation services for over 30 years now.

When it comes to heat pump services like repairs and maintenance you need an HVAC technician that has been around the block a few times. At Air Conditioner Pro, you know that we’ve got the knowledge and experience necessary to work on all makes and models of ductless units, including your heat pump. This allows us to easily evaluate your situation and quickly repair or adjust your ductless unit quickly.

For more information about our expert ductless and heat pump services or a free estimate contact us today: 647-547-4049

In 2019, the building sector’s space cooling demands required just 15% of the energy used for heating, resulting in about 1 billion tons of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption. Nonetheless, space cooling is rapidly expanding and is likely to increase more in the next decades. Cooling demand is expected to rise at a rate of more than 3% per year for the next three decades, which is eight times higher than heating demand in the previous 30 years.

There are several factors driving the increase in space cooling demand. Ownership percentages among high-income urban families in India range from 75% to 85%, compared to 5% or less in low-income rural households. Air conditioner ownership reaches 90% in the United States and Australia, whereas it is less than 10% in India, Indonesia, and close to 20% in Brazil. Only 15% of the world’s population has an air conditioner, despite the fact that 35% of the world’s population lives in places where it is extremely hot every day. As a result of rising living standards, climate change, and initiatives to expand access to the necessary energy services, the percentage of ownership is expected to rise to 60% by 2050 and 70% by 2070.

Prioritizing solutions focused on heating, cooling, or both will assist the building sector’s decarbonization. Heat pump technology may be used in a wide range of climates and can be configured to offer both heating and cooling. Heat pumps are currently required for heating and cooling by one-third of the world’s population. Accelerating the adoption of high-efficiency HVAC equipment, as well as innovation, will be critical to meeting global decarbonization targets.

Despite their rising popularity, the vast majority of heat pumps sold today are solely utilised for cooling. The average performance of air conditioners would increase by more than 50% by 2030 and nearly double by 2070. Without such efficiency improvements, according to stated policies, cooling electricity consumption may almost triple by 2070.

An estimated 33% of homes globally have both heating and cooling requirements, however this figure may be as high as 78% in Europe, 56% in North America, and over 80% in China. It is essential in these locations that technology is developed to achieve decarbonization goals.

Government incentives provide an opportunity to encourage the adoption of more energy-efficient technology. The Canada Greener Homes Grant or the European Next Generation EU will promote energy efficiency, the use of local resources, and the battle against climate change, which is projected to boost the use of heat pumps and other renewable heating solutions in new construction and renovation projects.

One of the most significant investments you can make is buying your house. But it doesn’t mean you should invest in it unless it will pay off or enhance your living conditions. With that in mind, let’s take a deeper look at a home energy retrofit programs and how installing a new Bosch residential heat pump might not be as expensive as you think.

What is a heat pump?

Let’s make things as clear as possible. A heat pump is a type of HVAC system. It may be used to heat or cool certain rooms in your house. While the word “heat pump” may seem confusing, it is a description of what the system does.

To summarize, in the winter, the heat pump takes warm air from the outside and distributes it inside. In the summer, though, it works in reverse, taking warm air from indoors and expelling it out of your home to keep you nice and cool.

Heat pump vs. furnace

While they both serve the same function throughout the winter season of the year, there are a few significant differences between these two units, which include:

  • Furnaces are often bigger and occupy more space to meet the requirement for a larger system to create heat – as opposed to a heat pump, which brings heat in from the outside.
  • Heat pumps may both heat and cool your home, resulting in a two-in-one system.
  • Furnaces are central units and require a proper duct system all across the house to function properly.
  • Heat pumps use far less energy.

Now that we’ve covered the fundamentals, let’s look at the Canada Greener Homes Grant and how you may receive a rebate from the government for a heat pump.

How to get Government of Canada rebates for home renovations

It can be expensive to upgrade your house. Indeed, there are low-cost improvements and retrofit solutions that have a significant influence on your home’s value. However, a retrofit and perhaps some cosmetic modification of your property are not the same thing.

We all know that remodelling generally refers to any sort of basic house improvement, but what exactly does retrofit mean? It typically means you’ve moved beyond the realm of do-it-yourself. A retrofit typically refers to an upgrade to your home’s primary systems. They require the services of an expert to analyze and implement energy-saving improvements. If you’re wondering how you can receive free money from the Canadian government for retrofit solutions, there’s a home remodelling grant for that.

The Canada Greener Homes Grant is the most recent of Canada’s energy efficiency initiatives, and it was established to reward homeowners throughout the country who make their homes more energy efficient with up to $5,000 (plus $600 in some circumstances). But, exactly, what does that necessarily mean? It’s not as frightening as it appears. There are a couple of measures to take. Just keep in mind that you won’t really be able to DIY this one yourself. It requires:

  • An inspection/green home energy audit to evaluate your home’s current efficiency
  • Official recommendations that you can follow
  • Installation of at least one of the eligible recommendations (like Bosch climate 5000 installations)
  • And finally, a follow-up inspection/green home energy audit to see if your home’s efficiency has improved

Naturally, since this is a more significant job, you wouldn’t want to do it yourself and risk not being eligible for the rebate. For instance, installing the Bosch Climate 5000 is not something you can do using YouTube. To complete the task correctly, a professional installer with expertise and qualified equipment is required. Therefore, if you’re considering of improving your home’s HVAC system to take advantage of the energy efficiency retrofit initiative, you should consider hiring an expert.

Why choose Bosch thermotechnology?

Choosing a Bosch equipment is always a wise option since they are one of the best and most efficient heat pump manufacturers on the market today. It’s difficult to think of a better alternative when filing for a heat pump government rebate, with a better model and a 10-year Bosch warranty, and now that it’s part of the Canada energy savings incentive program. After all, when it comes to upgrading your home’s HVAC system, you want to be sure you have the ideal heating and cooling system. However, there are a few additional factors.

Air handler unit that’s whisper quiet

One disadvantage of the heat pump vs furnace argument is that furnaces are typically quieter. Yet, in a short period of time, technology has advanced significantly. The Bosch climate 5000 specifications for the air handler, for example, guarantee that it will not get louder than around 20 dB, which is as quiet as whispering or some rustling leaves.

High efficiency heat pump

An another major pro that has recently emerged from the Bosch climate 5000 reviews is that it is exceptionally energy efficient. This system was designed to outperform alternative heating and cooling choices, in addition to having a high SEER rating. This is because these air handlers are best suited for spot heating and cooling, resulting in reduced resource consumption. That means you may take advantage of Canada’s energy efficiency incentives, as well as enjoy pleasant temperatures and lowered monthly expenses.

So, spring is here and you need a new ductless unit for your home. It’s this time of year that lots of our customers ask us: “What is a heat pump?

A heat pump is a ductless unit that’s capable of both heating and cooling your home. It is designed to transfer heat from one place to another. On warm days, heat is extracted from indoors and transferred outside, while the opposite happens on cold days. Even at temperatures as low as -10°C, heat pumps are an efficient way to heat and cool your home while reducing your carbon footprint and saving you money on your energy bill..

What are the benefits?

Now you know what is a heat pump, but it’s important to understand the benefits.

  1. A heat pump can reduce heating costs by up to 50% compared to electric heating
  2. Heat pumps don’t directly create carbon emissions as they don’t burn natural gas
  3. They run more frequently to help make your home have a more even temperature
  4. A heat pump is a quiet home comfort system as they are designed to promote smooth and quiet airflow
  5. Heat pumps provide air conditioning too, so they can cool your home in the summer

Types of heat pumps:

mini-split is the most common type of heat pump. It means the heat pump is actually located outside of your home, while the air handling unit is located inside. The installation required for this type of heat pump unit is very minimal and is easily done in a few hours.

An absorption heat pump is designed for larger homes (over 4,000 square feet) and operates on natural gas, propane, solar-heated water or geothermallyal heated water rather than electricity.

Heat pumps for existing furnaces:

You don’t need a new heating or cooling system installed in your home to reap the benefits of a heat pump. Some heat pumps can be added to your existing furnace for use during spring and fall. This allows you to utilize much less power while running your furnace during these milder times of the year. A heat pump can help to keep your home more comfortable at a much more affordable price.

When it comes time to think about the way you’ll be cooling your home this year, this ahead to a heat pump solution that will also provide heating in the cooler months.

So, What Is A Heat Pump?

Heat pumps mean cost savings, energy efficiency, space saving, easy installation, wifi technology, programmable features, quiet operation and much more. For more information about heat pumps or to get a free estimate for heat pump installation or maintenance call Air Conditioner Pro today: 647-547-4049

Saving energy, saving money

Buildings, notably our houses, are responsible for 18% of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions. We wish to help Canadians in making their homes more energy efficient. This implies that homes will be more pleasant and less expensive to maintain, while also helping our environmental goals. The Canada Greener Homes Grant will help homeowners in making their homes more energy-efficient, creating new employment for energy advisors all over Canada, expanding our domestic green supply chains, and combating climate change.

What’s available through the initiative?

Up to 700,000 grants of up to $5,000 to help homeowners in making energy efficient retrofits to their houses, such as improved insulation, EnerGuide inspections (worth up to $600), and professional assistance to homeowners so they can start planning their retrofits.

Recruitment and training of EnerGuide energy advisors to fulfill growing demand; this will lead to the creation of new jobs throughout Canada. The project allows participants to receive up to $5,600 in total. To keep residents informed, updates will be provided throughout the duration of the initiative. We are committed to guaranteeing that Greener Homes reaches a wide range of Canadians, including those living in rural and northern areas and those with restricted internet access, as part of our mission. We are creating a diverse network of energy advisors in order to create job opportunities for all Canadians and to satisfy the requirements of our communities.

Official list of eligible products

Heating your home can account for up to 35% of your energy bill throughout the winter, so it’s important to choose the best option for home heating. A heat pump is a common option in older homes throughout Toronto and the GTA. They’re cost effective and much more efficient than traditional electric heating. They also won’t break the bank when it comes to purchasing and installation like a central heating system will, which involves installing an entire duct system.

It’s important to get the most out of your heat pump, which means understand that they’re not a one size fits all type of appliance. Choosing the right model for your home or space is key. If it’s too big or small it might cost you more than it needs to depending on your usage. Proper maintenance is also very important to evaluating how much it will cost and how efficiently it runs.

Do Heat Pumps Really Save Money?

Yes, heat pumps are efficient in cold weather and can save you money compared to other forms of heating. How much they cost depends on how long you use them, how well you maintain them and how old they are. If you operate one for 6 hours a day for 6 months of the year its energy usage will be about 6 KWh, and depending on your energy bills can work out to around $400 a year. By comparison an electric heating system, such as baseboard heaters can cost you around double that over the course of a year.

Eight Ways To Save Money Using Your Heat Pump

  1. Keep the settings low (18ºC or – 20ºC). If your heat pump is set to maximum it won’t necessarily heat the room any quicker, but it will use more energy.
  2. Fall heat pump maintenance is important and can ensure it’s running as efficiently as possible in time for heavy usage.
  3. Clean both your indoor and outdoor filters at least once a year.
  4. Only heat the spaces you’re using, otherwise you’ll be heating empty rooms and wasting energy and money.
  5. Turn off your heat pump when it’s not in use. It can run for as long as you need, but make sure you switch it off when you’re not using it.
  6. Close doors and curtains to keep the heat in, especially on very cold days. If the sun is shining bright it can help heat rooms, so allowing sunlight in can be an exception.
  7. The better insulated your home, the better it will hold the heat and the more energy efficient your heat pump will be.
  8. Use the heat pump timer to heat up your home 15 minutes before you come home.

Overall, your heat pump can be an efficient components of your home, if you use it and maintain it properly. For more information about heat pumps or to schedule an appointment for installation contact a Air Conditioner Pro HVAC technician today: 647-547-4049

As energy costs continually rise, we as homeowners are constantly looking for ways to save money around the house and energy savings are an easy and obvious way. For the most part updating light bulbs, insulation in the walls, new appliances and some other features is a great way to save energy, but tuning up existing appliances is also key. Your heat pump is no exception. Properly maintaining your heat pump can go a long way in terms of its efficiency, operation and longevity.

Maintaining Your Heat Pump Will Save Energy

It’s simple, maintaining your heat pump will save energy. Annual maintenance will keep your heat pump running as efficiently as possible. The difference between the energy consumption of a well-maintained heat pump and a severely neglected one ranges from 10% to 25%. That can be hundreds of dollars a year in savings. Imagine what else you could spend that money on!

Filters are important to change as soon as they’re dirty. A clogged filter slows down air flow and forces your heat pump to work harder to move air, whether it’s hot or cold. By working harder your heat pump is using more energy and costing you more each month on your energy bills. Maintaining your heat pump will address dirty filters, coils and fans and help air move as it was intended to. In addition to affecting efficiency, reduced airflow can damage your heat pump’s compressor.

Cleaning around the outdoor condenser unit is also an important part of maintaining your heat pump. Keeping bushes, trees, shrubs, flowers, patio furniture, umbrellas, fallen leaves and anything else away from your heat pump will ensure that it has proper airflow to perform its necessary operations.

Managing Your Heat Pump With A Thermostat

When it comes to your heat pump’s thermostat it’s important to set it properly. Do not set back the heat pump’s thermostat if it causes the backup heating to come on. Most backup heating systems cost much more to operate than your high efficiency heat pump. On top of that if you continuously run the indoor fan your heat pump performance will degrade over time, unless your system uses a high-efficiency, variable-speed fan motor. Operate the system on the “auto” fan setting on the thermostat, to avoid unnecessary wear and tear on the fan motor and components. Consider installing (or have a professional install) a programmable thermostat with multistage functions suitable for a heat pump. Overall, thermostats are an important part of maintaining your heat pump long term.

Maintaining Your Heat Pump – Annual Maintenance

One of the most important things you can do to keep your heat pump running properly and efficiently is to have a professional HVAC technician service your heat pump at least once a year. A Air Conditioner Pro HVAC technician will:

  • Inspect ducts, filters, blower components, and coils for dirt, dust and other things
  • Diagnose and seal duct leakage
  • Verify adequate airflow in all areas
  • Verify correct refrigerant charge in the heat pump
  • Check for refrigerant leaks in many different locations
  • Inspect electric terminals, clean and tighten connections, and apply make necessary repairs
  • Lubricate motors and inspect belts for tightness, and wear and tear
  • Verify electrical controls and ensure that heating is locked out when the thermostat calls for cooling and vice versa
  • Verify correct thermostat operation and replace or upgrade thermostat if necessary

For more information about maintaining your heat pump or to schedule an annual maintenance appointment contact a Air Conditioner Pro HVAC technician today: 647-547-4049.

In case you haven’t noticed fall is well under way. You know the signs: colder weather, leaves on the ground, sweaters everywhere, and of course you might think about turning on your heating system. If you have a ductless heat pump, fall is definitely the time to book a ductless heat pump maintenance appointment.

Importance of Ductless Heat Pump Maintenance

Your ductless heat pump is an investment, and as such you want to ensure that it lasts for as long as possible. With proper maintenance and care your ductless heat pump will run well for many years. It’s really that simple. Without proper ductless heat pump maintenance your heat pump can experience breakdowns and actually have a shorter operating life.

Benefits of Ductless Heat Pump Maintenance

There are numerous benefits to the proper care and maintenance of your ductless heat pump.

  • Efficiency: With annual heat pump maintenance your unit will operate as efficiently as possible. Maintenance ensures that your unit uses as little energy as possible to produce heat. The less energy it uses, the lower your energy bills will be, and so you save money each month. The chances are your ductless heat pump will operate for a long time without maintenance and still produce heat, but it will continually become less efficient as it gets older.
  • Reliability: Scheduling an annual heat pump maintenance appointment is the best way to give yourself some peace of mind that your ductless heat pump will operate when you need it to. While it’s not a matter of life and death if your heat pump doesn’t turn on, it’s frustrating and inconvenient to spend good money on a home appliance only to have it breakdown all the time. Proper maintenance will drastically increase the reliability of your ductless heat pump, so it will turn on and work properly when you need it to.

The fall is the best time to take care of HVAC maintenance, including your heat pump. Contact a Air Conditioner Pro HVAC technician today to book an appointment: 647-547-4049.