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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 […]
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.
September 6, 2018

Coastal Heat Pumps featured on Trend TV

Don Gulevich, president of Coastal Heat Pumps, joins Amy McGeachy on her TV Show Trends to discuss the benefits of changing to a heat pump. Watch and listen in as Amy interviews Don and discovers why switch from old heating and cooling technology, like baseboard heating or an oil fueled furnace, can save you thousands of dollars while creating a healthier more balanced environment in your home. Transcript of Amy McGeachy Interview with Don Gulevich Amy McGeachy: Today’s going to be an educational field check not just for you guys but for me as well. I know absolutely nothing about heat pumps. Well so because of that we’re going to […]
August 21, 2018

Heat Pump Buying Guide: a Must-Read for Homeowners

Heat pumps do a lot to keep your home comfortable. From ensuring you’re warm and toasty, these units are also ideal for improving AC and humidity control, the Consumer Reports says. If you need to invest in a new heat pump, put the following tips to good use. Consider the climate If you live in an area with freezing cold temperatures, you may need to shop for a bigger unit or one with an auxiliary heating system. However, if there are no wide swings in local temperatures, then a heat pump is a good option. Look for energy efficient designs If you’ve been using a heat pump for years, yours […]
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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