If you’re considering a heat pump system for your home, taking advantage of rebates can help offset the upfront costs and provide significant energy savings in a short period of time. Through the Home Efficiency Rebate Plus program, Enbridge Gas and Canada’s Greener Homes Grant have partnered to offer rebates for eligible retrofits, including home insulation, heat pumps, and renewable energy systems. This is great news for BC residents including Enbridge Gas customers who can qualify for increased rebates of up to $15,600 rebate on their EnerGuide home evaluation. At Aire Energy we help you determine the economic advantages of using heat pumps in your region. Find out how our heat pump rebates offers make this move a smart financial decision.
Heat Pumps Are Energy Efficient
Compared to furnaces and central air conditioners, heat pumps are more energy-efficient due to their ability to transfer warm or cool air from one part of your home to another. Instead of changing the temperature of the air already inside, this method of heat transfer is significantly more efficient and results in remarkable greenhouse gas savings. A heat pump is an efficient and eco-friendly equipment used for both heating and cooling a home. It is installed outside the home by a professional heat pump installer and powered by electricity. It transfers heat from the outside to the inside during colder months and reverses the process during warmer months using refrigerant as a heat transfer medium. The use of a heat pump eliminates the need for separate heating and cooling systems, making it an efficient and cost-effective option.
How Do Heat Pumps Work?
Air to air heat pumps are the most common type of heat pumps with an outside unit and an inside unit. The reversing valve is the key component that enables heat pumps to work as both heating and cooling devices. When choosing a heating and cooling system, it is important to consider factors such as the size of the home and the local climate.
Heating Mode: Cool air passes over the indoor unit’s heat exchanger to remove some of the thermal energy and provide heating to the room. As heat is removed, the refrigerant will condense into a liquid. The liquid refrigerant then passes through the non-return valve filter drier, and then passes to the second expansion valve. As the refrigerant passes through the expansion valve, it expands in volume, reducing the temperature and pressure. The refrigerant boils at a low temperature and as it boils it carries away the thermal energy.
Cooing Mode: In cooling mode, a heat pump functions like an air conditioner, absorbing heat from indoor air and releasing it through the outdoor unit. The system acts like a normal split air conditioner. The compressor forces the high-pressure, high-temperature vapor refrigerant into the reversing valve, which diverts it to the outdoor unit. This air carries the thermal energy of the refrigerant away, and the refrigerant condenses as it loses its thermal energy. The refrigerant then flows into the indoor heat exchanger where a fan blows warm indoor air over the coil causing the heat to transfer from the air into the refrigerant. The refrigerant boils and takes its heat away, then leaves the indoor unit as a low-pressure, low-temperature, slightly superheated state and flows into the reversing valve, which diverts it back to the compressor to repeat the cycle.
In Canada, where space heating accounts for over 60% of energy consumption, heat pumps are an energy-efficient alternative. Heat pumps work by transferring heat from one location to another using different sources. Air source heat pumps transfer heat between the air inside and outside a home, while ground source heat pumps transfer heat between the air inside a home and the ground outside. Unlike a furnace that produces heat, a heat pump absorbs heat energy from the outside air and transfers it to the indoor air.
GREE Heat Pumps
GREE is a company that places great emphasis on research, design, and development, which has led to the creation of innovative and high-quality heat pumps. They prioritize customer satisfaction, reflected in their culture of respect. GREE’s commitment to creating top-notch air conditioning products is evident in their revolutionary heat pumps. As the world’s largest air conditioner manufacturer, GREE is recognized for producing environmentally friendly products. Their G10 inverter technology reduces energy consumption without compromising performance, making it more environmentally friendly. GREE offers several series of ductless mini-split heat pumps that are energy-efficient and provide exceptional comfort.
If you’re looking to set up your home with the best GREE HVAC products, call us at 1(855)-847-7892 and our team will assist you. At Aire Energy, our experts can help homeowners determine the best heating and cooling system for their needs.