Is a Heat Pump Right for You?

Heat Pump Benefits for Victoria Home Owners

Who wouldn’t want a home heating system that provides comfortable, warm air all winter long, cool, energy-efficient air in the summer, and unlimited hot water? What if it delivered this for less than what you’d pay for your electric, oil, or even gas heating each month? These are the tangible benefits heat pumps are delivering to greater Victoria home owners, while at the same time reducing their home’s impact on the environment.

Monthly Savings

According to Natural Resources Canada, you may be able to reduce your space heating bills by up to 50% if you convert from an electric furnace to an all-electric air-source heat pump. For oil and gas conversions, your savings will fluctuate with the cost of fossil fuel prices, but our customers report consistent savings of 30% to 50% depending on the efficiency of their current heating system. Newer integrated units can even heat your hot water tank, resulting in additional utility savings of 15% to 35%. Call us to help calculate your savings and payback.

Heating, Cooling, and Air Filtration In One!

With a heat pump, you can enjoy year round comfort — cheap heating in the winter, and energy-efficient air conditioning in the summer. Add on a heat recovery ventilator for fresh air exchange, an air cleaner for filtering out dust and allergens, a UVC unit for reducing germs, a humidifier or dehumidifier for controlling interior moisture, and you have home comfort solutions that are second to none!

Steady Comfortable Heat

Many people prefer the continuous warmth of a heat pump to the short hot blasts of air that come from oil or gas furnaces. Because a heat pump runs more frequently than an oil or gas furnace, it keeps the temperature throughout your house more uniform.

Fewer Greenhouse Gases

The average furnace produces more greenhouse gases than the average car. A heat pump runs on electricity instead of fossil fuel, resulting in a much lower carbon impact, particularly here in BC, where Hydro power supplies the bulk of our power needs. Plus, if you replace your oil or gas furnace with an electric backup, you’ll be eliminating the threat of carbon monoxide leaks and the need for an exhaust flue, resulting in a safer, cleaner home environment.

Rebates & Incentives

BC Hydro also offers the HERO program for homeowners who switch to ductless heat pump systems. Rebates of up to $800 are offered to residential customers in the BC Hydro and/or FortisBC service territory who currently have electricity or natural gas as their primary heating for the home. Contact Coastal Heat Pumps for details on how you can take advantage of this great opportunity!