Heat Pumps or Air Conditioning?
Summer is here, and with little to no rain in the forecast we’re all looking at ways to cool down in the heat. While installing a pool or constructing a fortress of fans isn’t really much of an option for the majority of us, finding a reliable and safe air conditioning system for your home is. But which option is best for your house? We’ve broken down the pros and cons of both Heat Pumps and AC Units to make choosing the right one a breeze.
Heat pumps are a heating and cooling system that can be ideal for our Vancouver, BC climate. They work by removing heat from inside the home during stifling summer months, and absorbing heat from outside during colder seasons.
Although the initial costs can be higher than an AC unit, heat pumps are reliable and efficient in locations that get mild winters and warm summers. A properly installed heat pump can save you up to 40% on your home’s heating and cooling costs. Rebates for heat pumps are available through Fortis BC, and we recommend contacting them to see if you qualify. We also offer deals as well, check out our Deals page for more info.
For More Information Be Sure to read our Heat Pump Savings Infographic.
Unlike heat pumps, AC units can only cool down a home. Air conditioning units were first unit invented in 1902, but they’ve come a long way since then. Today you can find a range of units available, from split systems to window, wall, or portable systems, and many units are energy efficient. An AC unit will cool your room, home, or office with less upfront costs compared to a heat pump. They are also more compact, fitting comfortably into smaller spaces or apartments.