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If your home has existing ductwork, a Central Heat Pump in Ottawa is right for you. Most homes have ductwork, which is why our selection of Central Heat Pumps is most popular with our clients.

If you have ductwork in your home already, it will be more cost effective to stay with a central system; however, if you have hot or cold spots in your home, or have made a recent addition, then a Ductless Central Heat Pump in Canada could be the best choice for you.

In many situations, homeowners in Ottawa choose to have both ductless and central heating and cooling systems.

With a central air system, the cool or warm air is sent through the air handler on your furnace into your ductwork, where it is carried into the rest of the house.

Do you have any questions or concerns about Central Heat Pumps? Please contact us and our expert team will be happy to assist you.

The Benefits of a Central Heat Pump System in Ottawa

Getting a central heat pump system installed can make your home more comfortable and simultaneously save you money.

Unlike a gas furnace that generates heat by burning fuel, a central heat pump moves existing heat in or out of your home, providing both heating and air conditioning from one unit. This makes them extremely efficient to operate. In fact, central heat pumps can reduce heating costs by up to 50 percent compared to electric resistance heating.

They work year-round to keep your home at the ideal temperature. Heat pumps provide consistent heating in the winter by extracting outside heat and pumping it indoors.

During summer, the process reverses to cool your home by taking indoor heat and moving it outside. This dual functionality means you can get by with just a single unit rather than requiring separate heating and cooling systems.

Another great benefit is zone control. With central heat pumps, you can customize temperatures in different areas of your home for enhanced comfort. For example, you may prefer warmer temperatures upstairs and slightly cooler settings downstairs. Zone control gives you granular command over each space.

How Much Does a Central Heat Pump Cost?

The price of a central heat pump system varies depending on the size of your home, the brand and technical specifications of the unit, as well as labor and installation requirements.

Most homeowners spend between $3,000 and $8,000 to purchase and install a complete system. However, in some cases, costs could range from as low as $2,000 for small homes up to $15,000 for large, luxury houses.

It’s important to factor in the high efficiency nature of central heat pumps. It’s an investment in providing comfort and energy savings for many years as long as the system is properly maintained.

Frequently Asked Questions about Central Heat Pumps in Ottawa

Here are some frequent questions we get about central heat pumps in Canada.

What are the disadvantages of a central heat pump?

While there are many great things about choosing the best central heat pump Canada has to offer; there are some downsides as well. Your upfront cost might be a little more than you would expect out of a central heating system but as you know, you’ll experience lower running costs over time.

These HVAC systems also require more significant work and difficulty in the installation process which is what results in a higher upfront cost.

What is a central heat pump?

When you look at a heat pump, it looks exactly like your standard heating and cooling system. But, the functionality is quite different.

The one thing that is missing from the equation is a furnace. Instead, an air handler, blower fan, and evaporator coil work to remove heat from the home when the weather is warm and capture heat from the atmosphere when the weather is cold.

What is a cold climate heat pump?

Cold climate heat pumps work a little differently than the traditional heat pumps. They’re more efficient, they work in colder temperatures, and they have a smaller carbon footprint. Cold climate heat pumps are either centrally ducted or ductless.

Centrally ducted heat pumps have an outdoor unit like a central air conditioning unit and pick up heat from the outdoor air and transfer it to the indoor coil to be heated. The ductless indoor units have built-in fans that move air through the coil for heat but do not use outdoor heat to heat your home.

Is central air cheaper than a heat pump?

Naturally, yes. Central air is cheaper to install than a heat pump because you’re only focusing on one type of system. If you already have heating in your home then you’ll need a central cooling system which can cost between $2,500-5,000.

A heat pump can cost up to $10,000 but it provides both heating and cooling. The central heat pump is cheaper to run over time as well.

Is a heat pump better than central air?

Central heat pumps and cold climate heat pumps are more efficient which makes them cheaper to run. Heat pumps also struggle a bit more when the weather is extremely cold but they’re still the better option if heating your house is the main priority over air conditioning.

Central heat pump diagram of operation in Winter

When it comes to your home heating needs, you may have a lot of questions. Winters in Ottawa can be harsh, but Climate Works is here to help you live comfortably! The last thing you want is to risk your home comfort during one of our frequent cold streaks.

Contact us now to learn more about the benefits, costs, and timelines associated with getting a central heat pump in Ottawa!

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    Our Selection of Central Heat Pumps

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    XP25

    VARIABLE-CAPACITY HEAT PUMP

    The most precise and efficient heat pump you can buy. Precise Comfort® technology adjusts heating and cooling output in increments as small as 1%, perfectly matching your energy use with your comfort. It is so quiet you can barely hear it running at all. With industry-leading efficiencies of up to 23.50 SEER and up to 10.20 HSPF, the XP25 can save you hundreds of dollars in utility costs every year.

    Another advanced innovation by Lennox, the XP25 delivers energy-smart, year-round comfort. This product has been designated as one of the Most Efficient ENERGY STAR certified products in 2019. Products that are recognized as the Most Efficient of ENERGY STAR in 2019 prevent greenhouse gas emissions by meeting rigorous energy efficiency performance levels set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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    XP21

    MULTI-STAGE HEAT PUMP

    The quietest and most efficient two-stage heat pump you can buy. The XP21’s multi-stage operation allows it to match energy use with heating and cooling power, keeping your comfort and efficiency in perfect balance.

    The XP21’s SilentComfort™ technology greatly reduces operating noise, making it the quietest multi-stage heat pump you can buy.  Even when installed outside a bedroom window, it lets you rest peacefully.

    Advanced engineering in the XP21 means enjoying smart, energy-efficient comfort all year long. This product has been designated as one of the Most Efficient ENERGY STAR certified products in 2019. Products that are recognized as the Most Efficient of ENERGY STAR in 2019 prevent greenhouse gas emissions by meeting rigorous energy efficiency performance levels set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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    SL18XP1

    SINGLE-STAGE HEAT PUMP

    The quietest and most efficient single-stage heat pump you can buy. With a SEER of up to 18.50 and an HSPF of up to 10.20, the SL18XP1 can save you hundreds of dollars per year in energy bills through all types of weather. Innovative SilentComfort™ technology combines thick insulation, vibration resistance and a specially shaped fan blade to greatly reduce sound levels.

    The condenser coil is the part of the unit that draws hot air from inside your home and releases it outside. The Lennox Quantum™ coil handles the heat like no other. It’s constructed from aluminum alloy, helping it resist corrosion in harsh conditions like coastal environments.

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    XP20

    VARIABLE-CAPACITY HEAT PUMP

    High-efficiency heat pump with true variable capacity. The XP20 offers variable-capacity operation, meaning it can adjust heating and cooling output like a dimmer switch to perfectly match your comfort needs to your energy use. This also helps control humidity with exacting precision. Powerful performance doesn’t have to mean disruption. The XP20 is designed with smart features that let it operate at comfortable sound levels.

    With a SEER of up to 20.00 and an HSPF of 10.00, the XP20 uses energy extremely efficiently without sacrificing comfort. This can mean several hundred dollars per year in energy savings. This product has been designated as one of the Most Efficient ENERGY STAR certified products in 2019.

    YZV

    20 SEER High-efficiency, Variable Capacity, Communicating Heat Pump

    • ENERGY STAR® qualifying efficiency rating of up to 20 SEER and 11.0 HSPF.
    • Premium warranties ensure years of dependability with industry-leading quality.
    • Variable-capacity compressor offers a higher degree of performance.
    • QuietDrive™ system provides one of the quietest units in the industry, allowing you to feel your comfort, not hear it.
    • Charge Assurance™ allows for faster, more accurate installations.
    • Climate Set™ maximizes overall efficiency and provides improved comfort by perfectly tuning the system to the indoor and outdoor environment.
    • Automotive grade powder paint provides years of corrosion free performance.
    YZT 19 Seer High-Efficiency, Two-Stage, Communicating Heat Pump

    YZT

    19 SEER High-efficiency, Two-stage, Communicating Heat Pump

    • ENERGY STAR® qualifying efficiency rating of up to 19 SEER and 10.0 HSPF.
    • Two-stage compressor design adjusts capacity to meet comfort needs with efficient power consumption.
    • QuietDrive™ Sound Reduction system includes a swept-wing fan, composite base pan and sound containment cloak to reduce sound levels to no more than a typical kitchen dishwasher.
    • Lifetime compressor, 10-year parts and 1-year labor limited warranties ensure years of dependability with industry-leading quality.
    YHM 17.75 Seer High-Efficiency, Modulating Heat Pump

    YHM

    17.75 SEER High-efficiency, Modulating Heat Pump

    • Up to 16 SEER cooling and 9.0 HSPF heating efficiency saves up to 38 cents per dollar compared to 10 SEER systems.
    • Inverter-Driven Modulating Technology runs quietly — and at an efficiency level which can qualify for many regional utility rebates.
    • Varies capacity to more closely meet demand for cooling or heating to provide a higher level of comfort.
    • Provides versatility with air handler and coil only matches for dual fuel applications.
    • Tube-in-fin coil assures robust defrost and water shedding in harsh weather.
    • Automotive grade powder paint to provide years of corrosion free performance.
    YHE 14 SEER Single-stage Heat Pump

    YHE

    14 SEER Single-stage Heat Pump

    • Save energy with performance that meets 14 SEER cooling and 8.2 HSPF heating efficiency requirements.
    • Tube-in-fin coil assures robust defrost and water shedding in harsh weather.
    • Single- and three-phase models available (THE).
    • Provides versatility with air handler and coil only matches for dual fuel applications.
    • Automotive grade powder paint provides years of corrosion free performance.
    • Outstanding warranties ensure years of industry-leading dependability.

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