Coastal Blog

June 2, 2020
Heat Pump

Heat Pumps: Why More Homeowners Are Choosing This Efficient Heating and Cooling Solution

Heat pumps have been rapidly growing in popularity here on Vancouver Island for a variety of reasons—heat pumps are incredibly efficient, environmentally clean, and offer remarkably stable temperature regulation. For homeowners and business operators interested in reducing their energy costs and their carbon footprint, heat pumps are a great option. These heat pump units are our specialty at Coastal Heat Pumps, so we’ve had the pleasure of assisting countless individuals from Sidney to Sooke save up to 50% on their energy costs. In today’s post, we’ll be taking a look at how heat pumps work compared to traditional heating and cooling systems and why they’re so efficient. We’ll also dig […]
May 7, 2020

Replace Your Air Conditioner With an Energy Efficient Heat Pump

If your baseboard heaters or oil furnace are nearing the end of their life, consider replacing them with a heat pump. Heat pumps are an eco-friendly alternative and are broken into three categories: Air source: pulls heat from the air outside your home and transfers it to the air inside. Ground: the ground units transfer heat from the outdoor ground to your home’s indoor air. Geothermal (ground or water source): Water source models utilize a system of water pipes instead of air. The most commonly used heat pumps are air source, but geothermal heat pumps are the most energy-efficient. Your HVAC expert from Coastal Heat Pumps can advise you on the different […]
April 21, 2020
Heat Pump

Switch on Savings: How Replacing an Oil Furnace with a Heat Pump Will Save You Money and Cool Your Home This Summer

Switch on Savings: How Replacing an Oil Furnace with a Heat Pump Will Save You Money and Cool Your Home This Summer Here in Greater Victoria, we’re more than familiar with damp winters and warm summers. Due to experience with cold humid conditions and hot temperatures, we may consider ourselves all-star thermostat programmers, but do we know where the heat comes from? Many people count on the heat to come from oil furnaces and gas boilers to warm their homes in the cold months, and use a fan or install A/C units to cool their home in the warmer months. However, both oil furnaces and A/C units are less energy […]
April 1, 2020
air quality

Fighting Viruses with Air Purification for Your HVAC System

Fighting Viruses with Air Purification for Your HVAC System Studies indicate that an average person spends about 90% of their time indoors, where contaminants are concentrated. In fact, research shows that indoor air is five times more polluted than outdoor air. Studies have revealed a link between poor indoor air quality and poor health. Additionally, the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic has led people to devote more time indoors, therefore, heightening the extreme importance of your Indoor air quality. Why is Indoor Air Quality Important in Your Home? Poor indoor air quality in your home contains pollutants such as viruses and bacteria that directly impact your health. Pollutants like bacteria […]
February 28, 2020
Heat Pump Rebate

BC Hydro’s Getting Pumped About Heat Pumps

BC Hydro’s Getting Pumped About Heat Pumps:  Energy Efficient Heat Pump Rebate Campaign Coastal Heat Pumps is happy to partner with BC Hydro’s heat pump energy efficiency rebate campaign. Watch the video below you might see a familiar face! As a company we are taking steps to reduce our carbon footprint, so we are excited that BC Hydro, and the BC Government’s CleanBC program, are helping others to reduce their energy consumption too. Did you know a heat pump can save you up to 50% on your heating bill, while reducing your energy consumption? By switching your heating system to a heat pump, you can expect to see savings of […]
July 8, 2019

5 Ways to Pick the Right Home Heating System

5 Ways to Pick the Right Home Heating System Start living green at home. You may think it’s not going to change a thing, but your buying decisions can make a bigger difference on than environment than you might think. One thing that’s essential to living green is choosing the right HVAC system. Here’s how to choose the ideal HVAC solution that hits the mark for you—one that’s earth-friendly and is easy on your pockets too. Pick the right size When you shop around for a home heating and cooling systems, you’ll want to pick one that’s going to be just right for the size of your home. A unit […]
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