Air source heat pumps are becoming an increasingly popular heating option for homeowners in southern Ontario. Older heat pump technology prevented these systems from working in colder temperatures, but recent advances have created cold climate heat pumps that can work in temperatures of -25 degrees Celsius, making it a perfect option for homeowners living in Halton and Peel regions.
How Does a Cold Climate Heat Pump Work?
Many people are familiar with forced air furnaces, where fuel is burned to warm air that is then distributed throughout the home. However, an air source heat pump (ASHP) works by moving heat from one place to another—not producing it. This means that it’s an energy-efficient option to heat your home and reduces your carbon footprint.
Winter Use – During the colder months, a cold climate ASHP draws heat from the outside air through a heat exchanger and distributes it inside. Even in cold temperatures there is still heat in the air.
Summer Use – The process reverses in the summer months and heat is pulled from your home and expelled outside. An added bonus of this process is that it also helps dehumidify your home.
A cold climate air source heat pump can work in Canadian climates to keep your home warm even when the temperature dips below freezing. In addition, there are ducted and ductless options that can provide your home with heating and cooling through one system.
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