Why You (and the Planet) Really Need a Heat Pump
Ductless Heating and Cooling Installation
These wall-mounted heating and cooling units are air-source heat pumps, which draw heat from the outside air during cold weather and push heat outside during the summer cooling season.
An indoor unit connects to an outdoor unit using small refrigerant lines. Only a three-inch hole in an outdoor wall is needed for installation. Up to 8 indoor units can be attached to one outdoor unit.
What’s In a Label?
Air-source heat pumps in Canada can have two labels:
The ENERGY STAR symbol means the model is highly energy efficient.
The voluntary EnerGuide label shows the model”s Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) or cooling efficiency and how it compares to similar models.
Ductless Heating and Cooling: What’s Coming?
Some people wonder whether heat pumps work in colder climates. As temperatures drop, the heat pump has to work harder and harder to extract heat from air outside. Some heat pumps now use advanced compressors and refrigerants that allow for improved low-temperature performance. If this is a concern, look for ENERGY STAR models with a Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF) of over 12.0 BTU/Wh4.
The ENERGY STAR Promise
All ENERGY STAR certified products are tested to meet strict efficiency specifications and are certified by an independent third party. They perform the same as or better than standard products without compromising performance in any way.
Ductless Heating and Cooling Regulations Set the Energy Efficiency Minimum
Air-source, ground-source and water-source heat pumps are subject to Canada’s Energy Efficiency Regulations, which set a minimum performance standard for their energy efficiency. Find details in the Guide to the Regulations.
Give us a call for more information about ductless heating and cooling and how it’s a great option for any home: 416-921-0000.