What Is a Heat Pump
Pacific Rim Heat Pumps Inc supplies, installs and services Mitsubishi heat pumps in Vancouver Island communities, including Port Alberni and Nanaimo, BC. Ductless heat pumps are a great alternative to forced air heating systems, as they quietly maintain an even temperature throughout your home without requiring ductwork. Our heat pumps provide heat where it is needed, and avoid all the mess of furnace ducts which can spread dust and contaminants throughout your home.
The cost to install or repair a ductless heat pump could result in significant savings over installing or repairing a furnace along with aging ductwork in your home. Then there is the ongoing monthly cost of forced air, which can be very high, especially in the cold and wet island winters. Heat pumps provide energy-efficient heat in the cold months, and cool air in the summer, without risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.
How Do Heat Pumps Work?
Simply put, a heat pump draws heat from one place and pumps it to another. By using refrigerant, a heat pump transfers heat energy between indoors and outdoors. In winter, it extracts the heat energy from outdoors to heat your home and, in summer, it transfers the heat energy from indoors to outside, thereby cooling your home.
Many sources claim that with a heat pump, a secondary heat source is needed because heat pumps lose efficiency when outside temperatures drop below freezing. That is not necessarily the case with Mitsubishi heat pump technology. In fact, Natural Resources Canada states that air at –18°C contains about 85 percent of the heat it contained at 21°C!
Mitsubishi Heat Pumps will take heat out of the air to heat a home without back up heating of any sort, down to outside temperatures such as -20C, -30C depending on the model. If you are a homeowner considering your heating options, it is important to check out the specs of a heat pump, especially the cold temperature rating along with how many BTUs are needed to heat your home as per square footage and climate zone.
Check out what some of our satisfied customers on Vancouver Island have to say about their Mitsubishi ductless heat pumps. Some common themes come up in our feedback from customers.
• They save money on heating and cooling their homes.
• The indoor temperature is comfortable year-round.
• The heat pump is super quiet and saves space.
• They made a great investment by installing a heat pump.
• They are very happy with the professional installation and service.
Please give us a call at Pacific Rim Heat Pumps Inc for your free in-home estimate in Nanaimo or Port Alberni on Vancouver Island.