Crose Mechanical installs, services, and maintains heat pumps in the Owen Sound and Grey Bruce counties of Ontario, Canada.
Heat pumps are very efficient ways to heat your home AND provide summer air conditioning.
If running ductwork through your house isn't appealing, consider ductless heat pumps as an option.
Are There Rebates Available for Heat Pumps?
Qualifying heat pumps are eligible for some very generous rebates through government-sponsored efficiency renovation programs going on right now.
Our rebates page has the most current rebates available.
These rebates are current as of January 2019 and in effect till December 31st, 2019.
How Does A Heat Pump Work?
A heat pump works just like an air conditioner in the summer, absorbing heat from the inside air and sending it outside via the change of state of the refrigerant in the lines. In the winter the system reverses and provides heat indoors very efficiently.
A heat pump has another feature outside in the condensing unit - a reversing valve. The purpose of a reversing valve is to reverse the flow of refrigerant. This causes the refrigerant to absorb heat outside in the cold and bring it inside to release the heat inside.
Some heat pumps called Cold Climate heat pumps can absorb heat to be brought inside down to -30 degrees.
Heat pumps can come as a central ducted type, and often as a Ductless split type requiring no ducts.
One of the benefits of a heat pump is the energy usage is substantially reduced, making it a very good addition to your propane, oil or electric furnace.
Tips to Keep Heat Pumps Running Smoothly
> Pick a temperature and leave it. Try not to vary the temperature. It takes much more energy to bring the temperature up than to maintain it - much more than setback savings.
> Hose off the outside condenser unit to keep the air flowing well through the coil.
> Keep things relatively clean and debris free.