A good air conditioner can feel like a miracle in the summer, but if you’re relying on an older or inefficient system, it can feel like a curse. A ductless heat pump is a type of system that does the work as both your air conditioner and your furnace, being able to switch from cooling to heating depending on the season. With a ductless heat pump, you can replace both your furnace and your AC with one smooth system, but is a heat pump right for you and your home? Let’s find out!
A Heat Pump Is The Right Choice For…
There are a few factors that can make purchasing a heat pump perfect for your home. Primarily, if you’re looking to replace both your air conditioner and your furnace at the same time, a heat pump can be a cost-effective alternative. A heat pump works as just one system that does the work of both your furnace and your AC, so if you bought your air conditioner and your furnace around the same time, replacing those two older systems with one efficient new system could be the best choice for your home and your wallet.
A Heat Pump May Not Be The Right Choice If…
A heat pump works similarly to a central air conditioner as it utilizes an outdoor unit, but spreads cooled or heated air throughout your home with several installed ductless heads. A heat pump is not always the right choice for extremely cold climates, but these systems fit in perfectly with Ottawa weather. Heat pumps can work at temperatures up to negative 27°C, so coastal and southern provinces can greatly benefit from them, however, if you happen to live in the far north where at times the temperature regularly dip below negative 30°C, you may want to consider sticking with a traditional furnace.
Ask The Experts!
If you’re unsure of your next steps regarding heating and cooling for your home, it’s always best to call the experts. At Team Harding, we have years of experience and expertise regarding furnaces, air conditioners, and heat pumps, and we can help you choose the best system for all of your home comfort needs.
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