Older couple looking at computer - How to Choose the Right Heat Pump for Your Canadian Home

If you’re looking for an energy-efficient way to heat and cool your home, a heat pump should be your first choice. In this brief guide, we’ll explore some key factors to consider when choosing a heat pump in Canada. 

Consider Your Climate  

When selecting a heat pump, you’ll want to choose one that is suited to your climate. If you live in a region with mild winters, a standard air-source heat pump may be sufficient. However, if you live in an area with extreme winter weather, you may want to consider a dedicated cold-climate heat pump. 

Look for High SEER and HSPF Efficiency Ratings  

Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) and Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF) are two important metrics to consider when selecting a heat pump. SEER measures the cooling efficiency of the heat pump, while HSPF measures the heating efficiency. The higher these ratings, the more energy-efficient the heat pump will be. 

Measure Your Home 

Choosing the right-sized heat pump is crucial to avoid inefficient heating and cooling. Follow these steps to find the perfect model for your needs: 

  1. Measure the total square footage 
  2. Account for ceiling height (higher ceilings mean more air needs to be heated/cooled) 
  3. Consider the age and type of insulation in your home 
  4. Factor in the number of windows and doors, including window size, age and type 
  5. Work with a professional HVAC technician to determine the type and size of heat pump you need based on the factors above.  

Work With a Professional Installer Today 

Need help selecting and installing a heat pump? Advantage Airtech’s team of professional HVAC technicians can provide expert guidance and assistance to help you make an informed choice. Contact us today to learn more about our heat pump systems in Pickering, Ajax, and beyond.  

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