Heat Pump Rebate opportunities in Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville
Canada Greener Homes Grant
Changing your heating and cooling system with a new heat pump and hybrid heating system could qualify you for a Canada Greener Homes Grant.
If you are interested in learning how to lower your energy consumption costs through an air source heat pump and a hybrid heating system, and take advantage of other rebates, contact us today.
Air Source Heat Pumps
Air source heat pumps warm, and cool, your home using electricity instead of energy from fossil fuels. They transfer heat between your house and the outside air, pumping heat from one location to another location within your home to keep you warmer during wintertime. However, a heat pump can also cool your home in the summertime by using a reversing valve and heat exchanger that pushes heat out.
Air source heat pumps are designed to be an efficient and universal solution to your building’s heating and cooling needs. This makes them very attractive to residents within the greater Hamilton region who have to deal with hot summers and cold winters!
Hybrid Heat Pump Systems
A hybrid heat pump system combines an electric heat pump with a backup gas or oil furnace to provide efficient and reliable heating and cooling.
Far more efficient than conventional heating systems, a hybrid heat pump system automatically reacts to changes in the outdoor temperature and adjusts the indoor temperature by activating whichever heating/cooling system will bring your home to the desired temperature most efficiently.
This system is especially beneficial in homes that reside in areas with cold winters; as the gas furnace provides backup heating during extremely cold weather. The system switches between the two heat sources depending on the outdoor temperature and the demand for heat, with the furnace kicking in when the temperature drops below a certain point.
During mild weather, a dual heat pump system transfers heat from the outside air rather than creating it. When temperatures get cooler, the system creates heat but does so far more efficiently than a traditional furnace.
Except for periods of extreme cold or warmth, a hybrid heat system can rely almost entirely on heat pumps.
Ductless Heat Pumps
Heat pumps are energy savers, that is clear. For areas where you do not have ductwork, homeowners can choose between single-zone and multi-zone systems.
Single-zone heat pumps are ideal for a single area, like a new addition, garage, or workspace. They’re also acceptable for very small homes without a lot of rooms. They function somewhat similarly to window units, except that they look better, work more efficiently, and don’t block your windows.
Multi-zone heat pumps allow you to run different areas individually, so you have complete control over your heating and cooling. You don’t have to waste energy heating and cooling rooms you don’t use regularly. You can customize your air conditioning plan for maximum comfort and efficiency.
Multi-Zone Ductless Heat Pump Systems
For homes with more than one occupant, multi-zone systems allow everyone to control the temperature in their own room. Some people like to sleep in a cold room, while others prefer to be warm when they get out of bed. There are no disputes when it’s easy to regulate temperatures with individual thermostats, remote controls, or even smart devices.
Another great benefit is that you only need one outdoor compressor to power several indoor units. The compressor can bring designated rooms to different temperatures without having an unintended impact on the rest of the home. It’s the best choice by far for residences with multiple rooms.
Benefits of the Trane Multi-Zone Resolute™ Cold Climate Heat Pump System:
- It’s weatherproof! This ductless system handles outdoor temperatures from -30◦C to 54◦C to withstand the test of weather.
- It’s extremely energy efficient! With no energy loss associated with worn down or poorly maintained ducts. That, combined with increased SEER ratings on Trane systems, could help you save money on your monthly energy bills.
- It’s built to last! With a multi-speed blower motor, eco-friendly refrigerant, copper/aluminum coils, and more, this outdoor ductless system is durable and reliable.
- It’s flexible in design! With no ductwork to install, it’s easy to add a Trane ductless unit anywhere. Installing the Multi-Zone Resolute™ Cold Climate Heat Pump is a breeze, making it economical and efficient.
As a full-service HVAC contractor, Lancaster Heating and Cooling has the expertise to install, repair, and complete preventative maintenance on your residential or commercial air source heat pumps.
Give us a call at 905 388 3333 or contact us online. We’re ready to discuss your home’s heating and cooling today!
Heat Pump FAQs
What is a heat pump?
A heat pump is an all-in-one heating and air conditioning system that works year-round to keep you comfortable. During warmer months, a heat pump works as a normal air conditioner. It extracts heat from inside the home and transfers it to the outdoor air. In colder weather, the process reverses: the unit collects heat from the outdoor air and transfers it inside your home. Even when the air outside feels extremely cold, the air still contains some heat. The heat pump pulls the heat from this cold outdoor air to meet the demand of the thermostat setting, then an electric heater supplements the outdoor air to warm the home.
Do heat pumps work in Ontario winters?
Yes, heat pumps are an excellent heating solution for our southern Ontario climate. Heat pumps can supplement or replace other heating systems, such as electric baseboard heaters or oil or gas furnaces. They work best in moderately cold climates, and recent advances in technology have made them even more efficient in colder areas like Ontario.
Is a heat pump worth it in Ontario?
Heat pumps are very efficient and can save you a considerable amount of money on your energy bills. Their efficiency is measured by a metric called the Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF), and in Ontario, the minimum requirement for the heating efficiency of a split-system heat pump is 8.8 HSPF. Also, the revised minimum efficiency requirements for heat pumps will rise to 15.0 SEER (SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio or “Rating and gauge the efficiency of cooling systems) in 2023, an increase of 1.0 SEER.
Are heat pumps compatible with my current ductwork?
In many cases, heat pumps can be retrofitted to work with existing ductwork. However, it’s important to consult with a professional heating and cooling contractor to assess the compatibility of your current setup.
What is the expected lifespan of a heat pump?
The expected lifespan of a heat pump is between 15-20 years with proper maintenance and upkeep.
How much does a heat pump cost in Ontario?
The cost of installing a heat pump in Ontario depends on several factors, such as the size of your home, the type of heat pump you install, and your geographical location. Lancaster Heating and Cooling can provide you with a free quotation.
What is the heat pump rebate program in Ontario?
Is financing available for heat pump installation in Hamilton, ON?
There are financing options available for heat pump installations in Hamilton. Lancaster Heating and Cooling offers financing plans and The Better Homes Hamilton Pilot program will allow homeowners within Hamilton to access 0% interest loans up to $20,000 per applicant to finance energy-efficiency measures.