In Victoria, we’re blessed with a relatively mild climate with our winter lows around 3C to 4C and summer highs seldom over 24C. That’s not to say that we don’t get our share of bills to keep our homes comfortable in the extremes of the season. There are some different ways that Victorians keep their homes warm in the coldest months, from wood and stoves, steam heat, heating oil, natural gas, and electricity. While it’s great to have a roaring fire going on the coldest months, or a gas fireplace that comes on with the flick of a switch, there are more effective, more efficient, and more economical ways to […]
The HVAC system in your home is one of the most important and heavily used pieces of equipment that it has. Without it, your summers and winters can prove to be quite uncomfortable. That is why it is so important to make the right choice when picking out a new system. You want to make sure that you get one that is going to suit all of your needs. That includes not only your comfort, but your pocket book as well. One of the most energy efficient systems out there are ductless heat pump systems. These systems are all electric and are a true zoned system. That means that you […]
The field of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning offers many different types of jobs. Most, but not all, of these positions require you to be in the field, working on different job sites, and often interacting with customers. Here’s a look at some of the more common jobs in the industry. Fabricator One of the mainstays of the heating and cooling industry is the fabrication of ductwork, joints, and other customized system components. Whether it’s bending sheet metal to create ducts to carry heat throughout a home or assembling fittings and elbows to complete a large installation, the fabricator is a vital part of a successful HVAC company. The fabricator […]
What is it about ductless heat pump system that gets folks excited? You have friends and homeowners telling you that a ductless heating and air conditioning system, also called the mini-split system, routinely outperforms the traditional AC and heater for performance and costs. Why exactly do so many Victoria, BC, Canada residents often choose a ductless heat pump and AC system for their needs? What Is A Ductless Heat Pump System? Ductless heat pump systems have one outdoor unit housing a condenser and compressor, and an indoor air-handling component. The outdoor and indoor units get connected using a refrigerant tubing, suction tube, condensate drain, and power cable. No ducts connect […]
Many people cannot survive without heating and cooling systems in their homes, especially those living in places that experience erratic weather conditions. However, there is no need to invest in a new heating and cooling system if you are not going to maintain it properly. If you choose to invest in a HVAC system from a heat pump provider such as Coastal Heat Pumps, you’ll want to always keep it in good condition. A heating and cooling system is just like your car since it needs regular care and maintenance for it to run smoothly. Note that an ideal system is one that will keep your home snug or cool […]
Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce Awards Coastal Heat Pumps Business Of The Year! On October 20, the Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce recognized outstanding local businesses and business leaders at its annual Crystal Awards Gala. This award is given out to businesses in the Saanich Peninsula area that exemplifies great customer service, commitment to the community and in overall leadership amongst their peers. Coastal Heat Pumps was honoured to receive the Crystal Award for Business of the Year (one to 15 employees).