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Heat Pump Benefits in Victoria BC
October 8th, 2014
Author - Jordan Owen
Heat pumps have been around for years. When they first came out they were very expensive. But nowadays they are very affordable.
Heat pumps are a also comfortable home heating option. You get warm air all winter long, and cool, energy-efficient air in the summer. This is great for your Victoria BC home. Read our post on why heat pumps are great for our climate here in Victoria.
All In One
We already talked about how heat pumps can heat your home in the winter and cool it in the summer. A heat pump is unit that reverses thermal energy. In doing so it takes energy and transfers it to what they call a heat sink. In the case of heating your home, the heat pump acts like an air conditioner by releasing heat stored in the heat sink into your home. They work the opposite way in the warm summer months. It takes the warm air in your home and moves that air outside to cool your home.
Ever person we talk about heat pumps in Victoria BC wants to now how much they are going to save. It’s understandable as electric bills can be quite high. According to Natural Resources Canada you might see a 50% reduction in your heating bills if you convert from an electric furnace to an air-source heat pump. If you convert from oil and gas your savings will fluctuate since the cost of fossil fuel prices vary. We’ve found that our customers save anywhere from 5% to 35% depending on a few factors.
BC Hydro and Fortis BC have teamed up and created a Home Energy Rebate Offer for home owners that install a heat pump in their Victoria BC home. You can learn more about their current rebates on their website.