Heat Pump Retrofits in apartments and townhouses

Building owners today are both increasing Cap Rate values and meeting their Net Zero carbon targets by switching to cost-saving heat pumps.

Heat pump retrofits positively impact values by both increasing efficiency and introducing efficient cooling where it did not exist, improving tenant comfort, experience, and building rental demand.

Heat pump technology is the most energy-efficient way to heat and cool buildings and plays a vital role in the global shift toward decarbonization.

A1 has professionally installed 1000’s of Heat Pump Retrofits in apartments and townhouse complexes.

What is a heat pump and how does it work?

A heat pump is an electrical device that extracts heat from one place and transfers it to another. The heat pump is not a new technology – it has been used in Canada and around the world for decades. Refrigerators and air conditioners are both common examples of this technology.

The heat pump cycle is fully reversible, and heat pumps can provide year-round climate control for your home – heating in winter and cooling and dehumidifying in summer.

Since the ground and air outside always contain some heat, a heat pump can supply heat to a house even on cold winter days.

Unlike forced air furnaces that require gas to heat the air, a heat pump only requires a little electricity to run. They are an ideal option for those wanting an environmentally friendly option, as a large portion of the energy used to heat or cool your home comes from the outside air, a free and infinitely renewable resource.

During the winter, heat is concentrated from the outdoor air and transferred indoors through refrigerant. We install cold-climate heat pumps that provide more than enough heat even when outdoor ambient air drops to -13F/-25C.

During the summer, the process works in reverse to expel heat outside and provide energy-efficient air conditioning to any room.

What are the benefits of a heat pump?

There are a wide range of benefits to installing a heat pump instead of a traditional furnace/air conditioner combo.

Smart inverter technology

  • An integrated variable-speed compressor maintains desired room conditions
  • Minimizes temperature fluctuations
  • Provides continuous cooling and heating comfort

Energy efficient

  • Highly efficient year-round
  • Reduced energy consumption results in lower utility bills


  • Creates an ideal indoor climate
  • Specially designed airflow patterns
  • Whisper quiet

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