Heating Tips

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 […]
February 11, 2019

The Real Cost of Heating a Home in British Columbia

Do you know the actual cost of heating your home with electricity or natural gas? This is a common point of discussion in British Columbia in terms of which is the most affordable option. It isn’t easy to determine the energy cost of heating your home when your energy bill also includes the cost to power your appliances, charge your devices, and heat water. Two Tier Electricity Pricing Your utility company charges your electricity at two different rates. After you use a certain amount of electricity per month, any additional electricity used is charged at a more expensive rate. When you’re using FortisBC or B.C. Hydro, there’s also a fixed […]
January 7, 2019

How the Enbridge Pipeline Explosion Will Affect B.C. Natural Gas Supply

People report being able to see the flames from miles away, and photos taken and posted online serve as proof. The recent rupture of the natural gas pipeline owned by Enbridge has been a sobering reminder of the volatility of our energy resources. Fortunately, due to the location of the pipeline, no one was hurt. What Happened Under pressure as high as 900 PSI, the pipeline ruptured and natural gas was ignited. Because of the high pressure, the gas was spewed out of the pipe with enormous force. This resulted in the towering flames that could be seen for miles around. A natural gas pipeline must be carefully maintained, but […]
December 18, 2018

7 Signs of a Bad Contractor

Hiring the services of the right HVAC contractor makes a difference. If you need help, here are red flags you’ll want to watch out for. If you encounter any of these signs, then walk away and look elsewhere for HVAC service and repair assistance. A huge deposit A reputable contractor won’t ask you for a deposit before the work has even started. That’s a red, flashing flag. You’ll want to check out other contractors in the area. Low ratings and No Reviews No reviews on major sites like Google, Facebook and Yelp indicate the company has little experience or their service levels are so low no one wants to praise […]
September 28, 2018

Halcyon MINI-SPLITS Troubleshooting

Doesn't operate immediately: If the unit is stopped and then immediately started again, the compressor will not operate for about 3 minutes to prevent fuse blowouts.
July 16, 2018

How Switching to a Heat Pump Can Save You Thousands

For most Canadians, updating the heating and cooling system in their homes is a stressful thought. There are many options for home air conditioning available and choosing between them can seem like a daunting task. Here at Coastal Heat Pumps, we want to show you why choosing one of our heat pump systems is not only the smart option for your home – it’s the affordable one, too. Available Financing Investing in a heat pump for your home is no small expense. That’s why at Coastal, we offer financing for every system we sell. Keeping your home comfortable year-round should be affordable and accessible; ask us about how we can […]
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