Heat Pump Installation Experts Serving Toronto, Markham, Richmond Hill & the GTA for Over 20 Years
Spring Home has been serving the HVAC needs of Toronto, Markham, Richmond Hill and the GTA for more than 20 years. Our home comfort specialists provide all kinds of HVAC services including heat pump installation.
Heat pumps are efficient 2-in-1 HVAC machines that heat and cool your home. The installation of a heat pump can save you money and lower your carbon footprint. Spring Home’s certified technicians install, repair and maintain the various types of heat pumps. If you live in Toronto, Markham, Richmond Hill or somewhere in the GTA, call Spring Home for your heat pump installation.
What Is A Heat Pump?
What makes a heat pump unique is that it can provide both cooling and heating throughout your home through one system! Instead of having both a furnace and an air conditioner, you have just one outdoor condenser unit connected to several indoor air handlers that disperse the warm or cool air throughout your home. A heat pump works in one of two ways depending on the season:
In The Summer
Heat pumps use refrigerants to pull heat from your household air, expelling it outside.
In The Winter
Heat pumps pull heat from the fresh air outside to transfer it into your home.
Save on Qualifying Heat Pumps with the Greener Homes Grant and HER+ Program
The Canada Greener Homes Grant is a federal initiative that helps Canadians make their homes more energy efficient. If eligible, the government will give you up to $6,500 towards the installation of a heat pump and $600 for an EnerGuide evaluation.
Enbridge Gas has joined up with the federal government to offer a joint incentive program called the Home Efficiency Rebate Plus (HER+) program. Through this program, you could be eligible for up to $7,800 in rebates for heat pump installations plus an additional rebate of $600 for an EnerGuide evaluation.
These rebates cover the installation of an ENERGY STAR-certified heat pump, including hybrid heating systems and heat pump water heaters.
Contact Spring Home Heating & Cooling for a free quote on a heat pump!
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What Are the Different Types of Heat Pumps?
There are several different types of heat pumps, on top of ducted and ductless.
Ground-source heat pumps are heat pumps that use the ground or groundwater, or both, from which to pull heat in the winter. In the summer months, ground-source heat pumps transfer heat from the home into the ground.
Ground-source heat pumps are effective because they rely on the ground which doesn’t fluctuate in temperature as the air does, making them more efficient. Ground-source heat pumps are installed inside the home. Ground-source heat pumps are not as popular as air-source.
Air-source heat pumps are the most popular type of heat pump. They work by pulling warm air from outside and transferring it into your home to heat it in the winter. When it’s hot outside, the heat pump reverses and operates like an air conditioner to cool your house, removing the warm air and releasing it outside.
Air-source heat pumps contain an outdoor condenser unit that can be connected to multiple indoor air handlers to disperse the warm or cool air throughout your home. This allows you to control the climate of different spaces individually.
Air-to-water heat pumps work similarly to air-source heat pumps in that they take warmth from the outdoor air. However, they’re different because they transfer that warm air into a liquid distribution (hydronic) system. Air-to-water heat pumps can be used for both domestic hot water and space heating.
The Difference Between Ductless and Ducted Heat Pumps
There are both ducted and ductless heat pumps. The type of system that’s right for your home really comes down to whether or not you have ductwork already. If your home doesn’t have existing ductwork, opt for a ductless heat pump. On the other hand, houses with existing ductwork are better suited for ducted heat pumps.
Ducted heat pumps are meant for homes that already have ductwork. Homeowners who have houses with ductwork often assume their only option for HVAC is central air. However, ducted heat pumps work with the ducts and vents you already have.
Ductless heat pumps are typically meant for homes without pre-existing ductwork. There’s no need to spend the money to install ductwork in your house to have heat or air conditioning. Ductless heat pumps cover both your heating and cooling needs. You can opt to have ductwork installed for a ducted heat pump, but it’s more affordable and much easier to have a ductless heat pump installed.
Mitsubishi Heat Pump Technology
Mitsubishi ductless systems are ideal for homes without existing ductwork or where adding supplementary ductwork may prove too difficult or too costly.
Mitsubishi’s technologically advanced mini-split air conditioners and heat pumps provide superior comfort, lower energy costs, zero emissions, and ultra-quiet heating and air conditioning. Mitsubishi’s Cold-Climate Hyper-Heat technology means their heat pumps operate efficiently in temperatures -30º C and below. Mitsubishi ductless systems are designed with a small footprint to maximize your space and blend seamlessly with your existing décor.
Spring Home is knowledgeable and experienced when it comes to installing, servicing, and repairing Mitsubishi ductless heat pumps. Trust Spring Home to install and keep your ductless Mitsubishi heat pump running efficiently and smoothly.
Benefits of Installing a Heat Pump
Heat pumps are a great heating and cooling solution regardless of where you live. There are so many benefits of installing a heat pump, including:
- High efficiency
- Cost-effective operation
- Easy and quick installation
- Long-term energy savings
- Ability to heat zones individually
- Ducted and ductless options
- 2-in-1 heating and cooling
8 Ways NOT to Use Your Heat Pump
We spend most of our time teaching you how to use your heat pump and other HVAC systems. But, it’s equally important to know what not to do with your home heating systems. Learning how not to use your heating system can extend its life and improve energy efficiency and home comfort. That’s why this […]
What Are the Different Types of Heat Pumps?
In a recent article, we talked about the efficiency of heat pumps. But did you know that there are several different types of heat pumps? There are air-source, ground source, air-to-water, ducted and ductless heat pumps. We’ll give you a rundown of these various types of heat pumps here.
How to Maintain Your Heat Pump
Over the past decade or so, heat pumps have become increasingly more popular in homes in the Greater Toronto Area. While it’s great news that heat pumps are becoming more common as it means that many homeowners are reaping the benefits, because it’s a newer system, not every homeowner knows how to properly care for […]
Heat Pump Installation Grants in Toronto
Over the past few years, many Toronto homes have opted to forego their traditional furnace and central air conditioner in favour of a heat pump. There are several benefits to owning a heat pump, and with one system for both heating and cooling, there’s no wonder why it’s so popular. If you’re thinking about making […]
Supplemental Attic and Second Floor Cooling
It happens all the time: a home with a perfectly good central air conditioner still has some warm spots throughout the house, specifically, on the second floor or the attic. Why is this and why is it so common? How do you prevent warm spots in the home throughout the summer? Fortunately, supplemental attic and […]
Tips To Keep Your Ductless Mini-Split Running Smoothly
Over the past decade or so, ductless mini-splits have become increasingly more popular in Markham THE GTA homes as both the main form of air conditioning for family homes as well as a great provider of supplemental cooling alongside a home’s central air. If you have invested in a ductless mini-split, of course, you want […]