Did you know that 18% of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions come from buildings?
As such, the Canadian government has implemented a grant to help encourage homeowners to make their homes more energy-efficient.
There are plenty of upgrades you can invest in to make your home more energy-efficient. A popular choice for Ottawa homeowners is having their home retrofitted with a heat pump.
Heat pumps are a type of heating and cooling system that is installed outside your home. They are capable of cooling your home in the summer and pulling heat into your home in the winter.
About The Canada Greener Homes Grant
The purpose of the Canada Greener Homes Grant is to encourage Canadians to make their homes more energy-efficient and lower Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions.
Through this initiative, homeowners in Canada are eligible for up to $5,600. Grants of up to $5,000 will be available to help make energy-efficient updates to homes, such as system upgrades or installations. The grant will also cover evaluations and advice fees to homeowners so that they can plan out their retrofits.
You can learn more about the Canada Greener Homes Grant or start an application here.
Why Heat Pumps Make Your Home More Energy Efficient
A heat pump can provide your home with heating and cooling more efficiently than electric baseboards, oil furnaces or electric furnaces.
This type of home comfort system can help you heat and cool your home and reduce your energy bills. Heat pumps do not create heat, they work by re-distributing the heat more evenly throughout your home. To cool your home, a heat pump pushes the heat from inside your home outdoors.
Many homeowners make the assumption that heat pumps are expensive because of our seasonal weather extremes. Heat pumps can actually reduce your overall monthly utility expenses.
Heat pumps have a significantly higher coefficient of performance rating than gas, propane or electric furnaces. Meaning, heat pumps generate more heat for each unit of energy that they use.
Work With Advanced HVAC to Install a Heat Pump in Your Ottawa Home
At Advanced HVAC, we offer installations for heat pumps in Ottawa.
Our installations consist of two parts, an indoor and outdoor component. We install an air handler inside your home that works in conjunction with an outdoor system that looks similar to an air conditioner unit. With a properly installed heat pump, you can benefit from improved indoor air quality, higher energy efficiency and lower utility rates.
We can work with you and provide you with the necessary information when you are applying for the Canada Greener Home Grant. Advanced HVAC is here to support initiatives to make Canada more energy efficient.
Contact us today to get started on working towards installing a heat pump or other energy-efficient upgrades to your home.