York & Carrier Heat Pumps
Heat pumps are a great home comfort system option. If you are thinking of replacing your existing heat pump or having one installed for the first time, there are many factors to take into consideration. You need a heat pump that’s matched well to the size of your home and that’s also compatible with whatever type of furnace or air handler you already have in place.
Even if you had a heat pump in the past, it can be difficult to sort through all of the options available with newer models. Consulting with a professional to learn how to select the right size heat pump and how to determine which features you need is the best way to begin the process of selecting a new unit.
Advantage Airtech Heating & Air Conditioning is always glad to welcome new customers and share information about the great York and Carrier brand heat pumps we carry. We provide full heat pump installation, maintenance and repair services all over the Eastern Toronto area. We’ll always be quick to assist you, should you ever have a problem with your system, even if we didn’t install it.
If you are thinking of buying a new heat pump, a new feature that you should look for is a two-speed compressor. A two-speed compressor allows your heat pump to adjust its heat or cooling so it fits with what is needed at any particular time (as opposed to just being ‘on’ or ‘off’). This not only saves energy but it also reduces wear on the heat pump’s components. A two-speed heat pump also will work much better with a zone control system.
How Heat Pumps Work
Heat pumps are a very effective and energy efficient method for keeping your home comfortable all year long. They cool the house in the summer by removing heat from your indoor air and pumping it outside. And in the winter, heat pumps bring air into your home after extracting it from outside. Though conventional wisdom says that there is no heat outside during the winter, there actually is, and heat pumps are designed to extract it. When paired with a furnace or air handler, an outdoor heat pump unit can easily maintain a comfortable indoor environment.
Of course, you need to have a furnace or an air handler that integrates well with your heat pump, so it is often a good idea to purchase both from the same company. All of our heat pumps can easily be paired with the furnaces that we carry. An integrated system including a heat pump and a furnace is generally the most economical and efficient way to heat and cool your home.
Heat Pump Efficiency and Effectiveness
Heat pumps are remarkably energy efficient. That’s because rather than producing hot or cold air, they simply transfer heat from one area to another. Most heat pumps are quite effective at heating your home on their own even when the outdoor temperature gets close to the freezing point. However, at sustained temperatures below freezing, the heat from a heat pump may need to be supplemented by a furnace.
York Heat Pumps
York has been a consistent leader in the heat pump industry for years. We are proud to offer a great selection of their products, and with so many options to choose from you are sure to find the right system for your home. These units are quite adaptable and dependable, and we are happy to provide full heat pump maintenance and repair services.
Carrier Heat Pumps
Carrier offers an excellent selection of heat pumps, from relatively small residential units to powerful commercial systems. All of their models are extremely energy efficient, and we will help you match the heat pump to the size of your home and your specific heating and cooling needs.
Heat Pump Experts
When you are dealing with heat pumps, it helps to have a company that understands the industry well. Advantage Airtech has extensive experience working with these systems and we’re always glad to offer our expertise to our valued Greater Toronto area heat pump customers. So call us today and let us know if you’re in the market for a new heat pump or if you’re simply in need of maintenance or repairs on your existing system.