HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS | SERVICE & INSTALLATION
Energy Efficient Heat Pumps – Four Season Comfort
Heat pumps have been a hot topic lately, but what’s all the noise about? A heat pump functions as air conditioning in the summer, with the added benefit of providing energy efficient heating in the winter. There are options that allow you to heat or cool just a single room, or your entire home. If you are looking at replacing an aging system or adding cooling to your home, now is the time to consider this because there are up to $11,000 in provincial and federal rebates available.
Ductless heat pumps supply hot or cold air directly to a room, while central (ducted) systems use your existing furnace ductwork. The system you choose will depend upon your budget, the square footage and layout of the area you are looking to heat or cool, your building design, and your existing system.
Once an Acorn technician assesses your needs, they can provide you with a range of options and an accurate, upfront estimate of the cost to do the work.
Ducted vs. Ductless air conditioning systems
Central (ducted) heat pump systems: Central heat pumps offer whole-house heating and cooling, with the addition of air-louver-control boxes, offers moderate, multi-zone temperature control capability.
In central air heat pumps, the inside cooling coil is typically placed inside the central unit of your forced air heating system (furnace or air handler), where it distributes chilled air throughout your home in summer, and heat during the winter using your existing ductwork.
Ductless heat pump systems: Ductless systems can supply chilled or warm air to a single room or several rooms in a home, depending on whether they are split, or multi-split systems. A split system uses a single indoor unit and a single outdoor unit, and is useful for heating or cooling one zone inside your home. A multi-split system attaches several indoor units to an outdoor unit, and can heat or cool an entire house, using a remote to program individual temperature settings in each zone.
How Ductless and Central Heat Pump systems work
Ductless (Individual Heat Pump)
Indoor units are placed in each room for individual heating and cooling. Each one can be connected to its own outdoor unit (split system), or up to five indoor units can be connected to a single outdoor unit (multi-split system).
Each indoor unit operates independently to enable individual temperature settings.
Ducted (Central Heat Pump)
Air is sent through ducts from one central location to heat and cool all rooms.
All rooms are heated and cooled uniformly at the same temperature settings.
Temperature heating up, cooling system slowing down?
Acorn Service Group services and repairs most major brands of air conditioners, heat pumps and thermostats. We know that no one wants to be uncomfortable in their home, so we diagnose and repair your problem quickly, after providing you with a range of solutions and an upfront estimate of the cost to perform the work. To save money, receive priority service, and ensure that your equipment is serviced regularly, consider joining our Acorn Service Plan!
Other advantages of ductless heat pump systems include:
- Required inside wall space is significantly reduced
- Compressor and condenser can be located farther away from the inside space for noise reduction
- Flexible exterior hoses that lead from the outside unit to the interior one(s) can be enclosed with metal to look like drainpipes
- High energy efficiency, reaching above 30 SEER(the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio).
- High performance, anywhere from 9,000 to 36,000 Btu (9,500–38,000 kJ) per hour of cooling