Outdoor unit of heat pump on wall - Pros & Cons of Air-Source Heat Pumps in Canada 

Air-source heat pumps are becoming increasingly popular as an energy-efficient and cost-effective way to heat and cool homes. However, like any heating and cooling system, there are pros and cons to consider before deciding whether an air-source heat pump is right for your home. 

Pros of Air-Source Heat Pumps: 

  1. Energy Efficiency: Air-source heat pumps use electricity to move heat from the outdoor air to the indoor air, making them highly efficient. In fact, heat pumps can be up to 50% more efficient than traditional heating and cooling systems
  2. Cost Savings: Because air-source heat pumps are so energy-efficient, they help homeowners save big on energy bills. In addition, many homeowners may be eligible for rebates and tax credits for installing a heat pump
  3. Dual Functionality: Air-source heat pumps can provide both heating and cooling, making them a versatile option for year-round comfort.  

Cons of Heat Pumps: 

  1. Climate Limitations: Air-source heat pumps are less effective in extremely cold climates, as they rely on outdoor air temperature to operate. In areas with very low temperatures, a supplemental heating system may be necessary only for those extremely cold days
  2. Upfront Cost: Air-source heat pumps often cost more upfront than traditional heating and cooling systems. However, the cost can often be offset by energy savings and rebates.
  3. Noise: Air-source heat pumps can be noisy when operating, especially when the outdoor unit is located close to living spaces.  

Learn more about air-source heat pumps in our Ultimate Guide to Heat Pumps blog!

Ready to Make the Switch? 

How exciting! But first, you’ll need to consult with an HVAC professional to determine whether an air-source heat pump is the right choice for you. Contact Advantage Airtech ClimateCare in Pickering today to learn more from the experts! 

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