Oil Furnace Owners: Switch & Save!

2017 update! – Government announces new switch and save incentives – Save up to $1700

The BC Government has created a new program for home owners designed to provide incentives to switch from oil heating to a new heat pump system. Details on the program can be found at www.oiltoheatpump.ca. If you need help or would like a quote for your home, please contact Coastal Heat Pumps for a quick and thorough quote.

 

Switch from Oil and Save

Walk down any Victoria BC residential street on a cold day, and you can’t miss it — the acrid smell of heating oil. Victoria’s addiction to heating oil is partly due to our island geography. Up until the 60s, there was no heating solution to match the reliability and affordability of fuel oil. However, the days of of heating oil are numbered! Rather than buying a new oil tank or upgrading your oil furnace, here are a few reasons to make the switch to a heat pump from Coastal Heat Pumps:

Eliminate the threat of lawsuits and contamination

One cup of oil can contaminate an Olympic-sized swimming pool. Last winter, there were 11 home-heating oil spills in Greater Victoria that required BC Hazmat’s services, the most damaging of which was a 1000L spill into Colquitz Creek that killed hundreds of fish. The homeowner is fighting with his insurance company to cover the $60,000 cleanup cost. Fuel oil tanks almost always leak from the inside-out, and have a lifespan of 10-15 years. A safe, efficient heat pump runs on electricity, and requires no yearly fill-up.

Avoid Carbon Monoxide and Fire Hazards

Oil and gas furnaces burn fossil fuels and must be inspected annually for leaks in chimney flues, faulty pilot lights, and tank leaks. Heat pumps are a safer alternative for your family.

Save monthly heating costs

The typical oil-heated home in Victoria spends a minimum of $250 on heating per month, with larger homes as much as $800. Installing a energy efficient heat pump will heat your home for less than half of what you are currently paying for oil. You also get the benefit of having air conditioning in the summer!

Reduce your carbon footprint

Hydro power is the primary source of electricity in BC, making heat pumps a very low carbon heating and cooling method. Each year gas and oil furnaces emit more greenhouse gases than the average family car. Heat pumps have been widely recognized as one of the simplest things you can do to reduce your impact on the planet.

We’ll get rid of your oil furnace and tank

We can make getting rid of your oil furnace a breeze by arranging to have the old one picked up and removed.

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