HomeHeat Pumps – Heating & Cooling In A Single System

What In the World Is a Heat Pump and Where Is It Used?

Heat pumps come in many shapes and sizes, and are used in different applications to achieve the same result – to typically add both heating & cooling to indoor residential as well as commercial spaces. They are most desired is situations where a central air system is not practical, would take up too much space, or would not be cost effective.

Like central air conditioners, split heat pumps contain an outdoor component (the condenser) and at least one indoor component (called the evaporator). They work great in moderate climates, but in extreme cold environments, buildings should be supplemented with an additional heating source.

Ductless heat pumps are very common internationally as the primary air conditioning as well as the primary & secondary heating sources in homes, apartments, and retail.

If you are in a home in Toronto, or are looking to buy a home without central air, don’t let what deters others from bidding bother you. Because most homes in Ontario are heated with natural gas, heat pumps are not widely known here, but could be the simplest solution for keeping your cool, while other buyers look elsewhere. Also until recently, heat pumps did not work well in our extreme cold, but they have since become very efficient at doing so.

Adding air conditioning to your home using a heat pump can be done in less than a day, and can instantly add value to your home, whether you are moving in, or wanting to sell your home!

Heat Pumps are Used In Combination with Other HVAC Equipment in:

  1. Ductless Mini-split A/C & Heating (residential & retail commercial)
  2. Hydronics hot/cold water radiant floor systems
  3. Geothermal heating & cooling
  4. Commercial VRF/VRV

There are 3 types of heat pumps: air-to-air, water-sourced or geo-thermal. These methods all use a differential in temperate between the outside and inside to generate the heat or cooling indoors for the desired effect.

Heat pumps work in winter by moving warm air from the outside to the inside – even though it may not make sense, there is always some heat outside, and some units can continue to work even below -40°C.

In summer, heat pumps use electricity to move warm air from inside to the outside. They move heat rather than generate heat by using a liquid (like water or a refrigerant) to transfer that heat.

Why spend the summer months feeling hot and uncomfortable? You deserve better. If you’re thinking about having central AC installed in your home, now is the time to make it happen. A cooler home temperature is just a phone call away!

Do you need information about heat pumps for heating and cooling services in Toronto, Etobicoke, Markham, Mississauga, Richmond Hill, Scarborough, Thornhill, Vaughan? Contact Us at: 647-591-0537. At Heating & Cooling Toronto we bring quality heating and cooling installation, repairs, maintenance, and inspection directly to your home.

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