Is my home eligible for an air-source heat pump under the program?
If your home or small business’ primary source of heat (70% of the total heating load) is electric furnace or baseboard, you would qualify for the program. A program qualified contractor will help you select the best installation option. You can start by finding a participating contractor
Is an air-source heat pump worth it?
If your electric heating is more than ten years old or in need of repair, you may want to consider switching to an air-source heat pump – your heating and cooling costs could be reduced by up to 50%.
Do I need to a ducted or ductless system?
ducted air-source heat pumps available to replace a central electric furnace with existing ductwork, as well as
ductless air-source heat pumps for homes with electric baseboard heaters and without existing ductwork. Your contractor will advise which system is appropriate for your home.
How do I choose the right one?
Working with a qualified contractor will make it easy to find the right air-source heat pump for your home’s size, age and condition. They will also help you apply for up to $4,000 in rebates when you upgrade to an air-source heat pump. You can start by finding a participating contractor
What is involved in installation?
Heat pumps come in a wide variety of installation options – ask your contractor which options are best for your home.
How long can I expect it to last?
With proper maintenance, most heat pumps last 15-20 years.
What’s the difference between between cold climate and standard air-source heat pumps?
Standard air-source heat pumps draw heat from exterior air, then move it indoors to heat your home – or outdoors to cool your home. Operates well in moderately cold climates from -10° to -15°C. As heat is required for the heat pump to work, this has presented a challenge for homes in colder climates. Cold climate heat pumps (ccASHP) are specifically designed for cooler northern locations and use a special refrigeration handling cycle to provide compressor cooling in lower outdoor temperatures of -25° to -30°C.
What are the benefits of an air-source heat pump system in colder climates?
- Provides heat for up to 70% of a household’s hot water
- Operates in temperatures -25° to -30°C
- Reduces energy costs up to 40%
- No need for propane, gas or oil
- Eliminates the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning
- Helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Is an audit required before and after installation?
An audit is not required before and/or after installation of your new air-source heat pump.
What are SEER and EER ratings?
SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio and, like EER, measures the amount of cooling to the amount of electricity used – only over an entire cooling season. The higher the SEER rating, the more efficiently the system operates.
EER stands for Energy Efficiency Ratio and measures the amount of cooling a unit provides to the amount of electricity it uses, under a single standardized test.
What is a multiport air-source heat pump?
A multiport air-source heat pump is a ductless heat pump that can accomodate more than one indoor component (i.e. you would have one outdoor unit with two or more indoor units).