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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 options available and the pros and cons of each.

Benefits Beyond Heating

Heat pumps offer many benefits, and the perks aren’t limited to heating. Unlike traditional furnaces and heaters, heat pumps don’t actually create heat. Instead, they take heat from one location and move it to another. The heat pumps of today are a lot different from those manufactured during the previous millennium, especially those made within the last ten years. In the past, gas furnaces were recommended for colder climates, however, modern heat pumps today have advanced to warm your home throughout the colder months.

In addition to tackling heating needs during Victoria’s winter, heat pumps sufficiently cool your home as well. Heat pumps have just as much cooling power as central air conditioners because they work in the same way. As the unit pulls air into the system, it passes over the indoor coils containing refrigerant. Here, the air is cooled and then pushed into your home’s air ducts. This function gives you plenty of cooling capacity during high temperatures.

Better Energy Efficiency and Lower Utility Bills

Heat Pumps are far more energy-efficient than gas furnaces or electric heaters. they don’t generate heat through the combustion of fuel, such as natural gas or propane, nor do they use large amounts of electricity to force air over a heated component. It takes less energy to move heat from one place to another than it does to create it. This feature makes them over three times more energy-efficient than traditional heating systems.

Zoning for Comfort and Savings

As with central heating and air conditioning, heat pumps can be zoned for the homes they service and for individual preferences. By installing a zoning system, you’ll be able to control the temperature of separate rooms. You can also choose not to heat or cool specific areas if you’re not using them. The versatility of zoning a heat pump allows you to save even more on energy costs — not to mention the enhanced comfort this provides. Keep in mind that a poorly or incorrectly designed zoning system does more harm than good by straining your heat pump or leaving rooms too cold or hot. With over 30 years of experience in zoning, your Coastal Heat Pumps Tech will ensure that your zoning system brings you maximum energy savings and prolongs the life of your equipment.

Book a Virtual Estimate

Our in-home estimate service has now gone digital due to the COVID-19 outbreak. But don’t worry, we’ll still take great care of you online! During a virtual home estimate with a Heat Pump Specialist, we’ll answer all your questions and provide a quote for installing your new system. We’ll also explain ductless heat pump options, which means your home won’t need to undergo an extensive renovation project. Coastal Heat Pumps will help you find the perfect solution for your home and family. Call us today and experience the lasting benefits of a new heat pump that will keep you cool this Summer.

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