With winter only a few weeks away, Abbotsford’s temperature has dropped and you’ve likely noticed your power bill on the rise.
If you’re looking to enhance your home’s heating system while slashing energy bills, it’s time to consider the game-changing technology of ducted and ductless heat pumps.
Unlike traditional heating systems that generate heat, heat pumps move heat from one place to another, providing both heating and cooling functions. With minimal repairs required, indoor units simply require an annual filter change to maintain peak airflow performance.
How heat pumps work
Heat pumps extract heat from the outdoor air (or ground, in the case of ground-source heat pumps) and transfer it inside during colder months. In warmer seasons, the process is reversed to cool your property effectively. This dual functionality makes heat pumps a versatile solution for year-round comfort.
While traditional heating systems often struggle to distribute warmth evenly, heat pumps work best when holding a steady temperature. For optimal use, it’s best to find a temperature that’s most comfortable for you so you can minimize any temperature changes.
Multiple opportunities to save
- Energy efficiency: Ranked 300 per cent more efficient than electric baseboard heaters and 50 per cent more efficient for cooling compared to a regular window A/C unit, heat pumps are known for their exceptional energy efficiency. By harnessing existing heat from the environment, heat pumps deliver more energy than they consume, leading to substantial reductions in energy bills.
- Reduced maintenance costs: Traditional heating systems, such as natural gas systems, often require extensive maintenance to ensure optimal performance. Heat pumps, on the other hand, have fewer mechanical components, resulting in lower maintenance costs over time. The Meer Mechanical team recommends investing in a variable or modulating compressor, especially during the frigid months
- when temperatures dip below 0°C.Regular outdoor heat pumps will shut off once the temperature falls below 4°C adding a modulating compressor guarantees owners will be able to use their heat pumps in temperatures as low as -30°C.
- Elimination of fuel costs: Say goodbye to the unpredictable fluctuations of fuel costs. Heat pumps significantly reduce your carbon footprint by utilizing renewable energy sources.
Factors to consider when choosing a heat pump
Heat pump models are distinguished by two factors: heating season performance, which measures their heating efficiency, and the seasonal energy efficiency ratio, which measures their cooling efficiency. The higher the rating, the more efficient the heat pump is at either heating or cooling.
A heat pump’s Coefficient of Performance and Energy Efficiency Ratio measure how much heat or cooling it can produce with every watt of energy.
Ductless heat pumps offer a space-saving alternative to bulky duct systems, making them ideal for both new constructions and retrofits. Enjoy the freedom to design your space without the constraints of ductwork.
As property owners increasingly seek sustainable and cost-effective solutions, Meer Mechanical’s heat pumps emerge as a clear frontrunner. With unmatched energy efficiency, reduced maintenance costs, and the versatility to provide year-round comfort, making the switch to Meer Mechanical’s heat pumps is a smart investment in both your property and your financial well-being.
To book a free installation estimate, call Meer Mechanical’s office at 604-793-0169.