The search is over! Introducing the Daikin Fit. Without a doubt, this system has exceeded all our expectations and stands as the most impressive system we have ever come across. It tackles head-on the frustrations we have long endured with traditional equipment, offering an exceptional and consumer-centric solution that perfectly aligns with their desires and needs.
The Daikin DZ9VC heat pump, honored with the prestigious "Most Efficient of ENERGY STAR® in 2023" award, stands out with its exceptional energy efficiency. Equipped with the renowned Daikin High-Efficiency Inverter compressor, it ensures remarkable performance while boasting the most comprehensive 12-year warranty available in the market.
The Daikin DZ7TC heat pump offers a cost-effective and efficient solution, perfectly complementing natural gas furnaces. Designed to provide exceptional performance while maximizing energy savings, this heat pump is an ideal partner for homeowners seeking an economical and environmentally friendly heating and cooling system. With its innovative features and seamless integration with the Daikin One, the DZ7TC heat pump ensures optimal comfort and efficiency, making it a smart choice for those looking for a budget-conscious and sustainable home heating and cooling solution.
The Daikin DZ4SQ heat pump offers a budget-friendly solution that doesn't compromise on quality. As a single-stage heat pump, it provides reliable performance at an affordable price point, making it an excellent choice for cost-conscious homeowners. With its combination of affordability and functionality, the Daikin DZ4SQ heat pump provides a practical and reliable option for those seeking a budget-friendly heating and cooling solution.
This Carrier hybrid heat pump uses inverter technology which continually adjusts the compressor speed as conditions change for consistent temperatures, quiet operation, and lower energy usage. Enjoy the sleek, low-profile design, and year-round comfort with a system that performs in even the harshest of conditions
The 25HPB6 boasts cooling efficiencies of up to 17 SEER. And, like other Carrier® heat pumps, it's designed to be Hybrid Heat® system compatible to help you save on heating costs in winter too.Carrier heat pumps with Puron refrigerant provide a collection of features unmatched by any other family of equipment. The 25HPB6 has been designed utilizing Carrier’s non-ozone depleting Puron refrigerant.
Carrier’s 25VNA4 with Greenspeed™ Intelligence is a breakthrough product providing up to 13 HSPF heating efficiency and up to 24 SEER cooling efficiency. The variable speed capacity control results in strong heating capacity as the outdoor temperature drops resulting in less reliance on auxiliary heat. Lower speed operation, when needed in cooling, for enhanced comfort and dehumidification.
The Infinity® 18VS heat pump offers high-efficiency variable speed performance in a remarkably small cabinet and provides up to 11 HSPF heating efficiency and up to 18 SEER cooling efficiency. The variable speed inverter capacity control delivers up to 5 stages of operation for exceptional load matching, dehumidification and zoning performance.
Stages describe the different levels of output from a heat pump. A two-stage heat pump has high and low settings, variable models dynamically adjust capacity, matching the cooling or heating demands of the space in real-time.
The Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER2) is a calculation to determine the efficiency of air conditioning in a heat pump. In simple terms, the higher the SEER2, the more efficient your system.
The Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF2) is a heat pump’s heating version of SEER. The number represents the total heat output of a heat pump. In simple terms, the higher the HSPF, the more effective the heat pump at heating your home.
Decibel or dB is used to measure the loudness of sound, and heat pumps typically range anywhere from 52-75 sound decibels. The lower this number is, the less intense or softer sounding the outdoor unit will be.
It’s better to consider what is the best heat-pump brand for you. Carrier and Trane have great hybrid systems that will pair well with your existing furnace; however, these systems are not geared toward colder temperatures. North American heat pump brands are best paired with natural gas systems where the cost of using backup heat is not a major concern. Alternatively, if your backup fuel source is oil or propane, you should consider brands that offer cold climate heat pumps like Mitsubishi or Daikin. Cold climate heat pumps, like the Daikin SkyAir operate at 100% heating capacity at -15°C and continue to deliver exceptional heating performance when the outdoor temperature drops as low as -30°C. When choosing a heat pump, it’s important to clearly define your expectations and work closely with an expert to help you find the system that fits your needs.
A heat pump works by transferring heat from one location to another. In heating mode, the heat pump extracts heat from the outside air and transfers it to the inside of a building to provide warmth. In cooling mode, the heat pump removes heat from the indoor air and transfers it outside to provide cool air. The heat pump uses a refrigerant to absorb and release heat as it cycles through the system and a compressor to move the refrigerant between the indoor and outdoor units. In simple terms, a heat pump can reverse the flow of refrigerant and collect heat from outside that you can’t feel.
Yes, a heat pump can be used for both heating and cooling. In heating mode, the heat pump extracts heat from the outside and brings it inside, and in cooling mode, the heat pump removes heat from the inside and transfers it outside. The heat pump uses a reversing valve to switch between heating and cooling modes, which allows it to provide year-round use.
A heat pump can replace a furnace, but you will always require a backup or supplemental source of heat. With Ottawa’s cold temperatures, a heat pump may struggle to provide sufficient heating on its own, and a supplemental heating source, such as a furnace or electric resistance heating, is needed. During your consultation, we can help you determine what kind of backup heat is a good fit for your home and provide recommendations based on your goals.
The cost of heating a home with a heat pump versus natural gas varies depending on several factors, such as the price of electricity vs. natural gas, the efficiency of the heating systems, and the heating needs of your home. In general, heat pumps are more efficient than natural gas furnaces at -8c and above, but this will vary depending on Enbridge rates. From the average temperature recording in Ottawa, posted below, you can see how much of the year a heat pump can save money.
September 21° October 13° November 5° December -3° January -6° February -4° March 2°
Heat pumps are generally not noisy, but this depends on the type and model of the heat pump, as well as how it is installed and maintained. Modern heat pumps are designed to operate quietly, and many manufacturers include noise-reducing features, such as insulated compressors and ECM fans, to minimize sound levels. If you’re concerned about noise levels from a heat pump, it’s important to choose a reputable brand and model with clear sound decibel ratings.
Controlling a heat pump is no different from a conventional furnace and air conditioner. Our team will program the optimal temperature for the heat pump to engage its backup heat source, and the changeover will happen automatically. From a user standpoint, you are only switching between heat/cool and selecting the desired temperature. For users that wish to adjust the outdoor temperature the heat pump will operate down to, we provide articles like the one below that instruct how to easily make this adjustment.
Yes, the Green Homes Grant currently offers up to $5,000 for cold climate air source heat pumps and $4,000 for Energystar-certified air source heat pumps. Here are two of our favorite matchups:
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Carrier 38MRBQ + 59TP6 Hybrid – $5,000 Rebate – Line# 5868
Mitsubishi Zuba Cold Climate Package: $5,000 Rebate – Line# 9101
The cost of installing a heat pump will depend on several factors, including the size of your space, the product performance, and the material requirements, but that’s not the answer you’re looking for, and happily, we have data to help.
The average cost of installing twenty add-on hybrid heat pumps in 2022 was $6,324. Keep in mind that this average is limited to add-on hybrid heat pumps, and to qualify for government rebates, central ducted and hybrid systems must always be paired with a matching furnace or air handler. If qualifying for government rebates is important to you, you need to explore hybrid heat-pump and cold climate packages, which will increase costs significantly.
In most cases, we match the manufacturer’s parts warranty with an equivalent labor warranty. For example, Daikin products have a comprehensive 12-year parts warranty, and we match that with a 12-year labor warranty. This is our way of saying that we stand behind the products we install.
Absolutely not. All our technicians are fully licensed employees. Each proposal has a no sub-contractor guarantee, so you can rest assured that your products will be installed correctly the first time around with us; it’s what we do best, after all.
We know that's what everyone says, but we're confident of it. Comfort hub was founded by experienced installers, and quality craftsmanship will always remain at the core of who we are. While others use the word “quality” as empty marketing jargon, we live by it.
The attention to detail that goes into our installations is not limited to the products we work with. We also take pride in a job well done by cleaning up attentively before leaving your home.
Your system is an investment that we want to protect. While it’s impossible to be breakdown free, you can rest easy knowing that if your system does go down, we’ll be there.
We invest in customer experience because it's something that interests us. We're always looking for new ways to streamline our processes and make interacting with us easier so you can have the confidence of knowing that we’re always evolving to make your journey with Comfort hub better.
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