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Go Green by Upgrading to a Heat Pump

Fighting climate change is important to us here at Reliance®, and we believe that heat pumps can help Canadians operate their homes in a more environmentally sustainable and affordable manner.

Heat pumps both heat and cool your home – replacing your AC in the summer and keeping your family comfortable when it isn’t too cold outside. That makes them one of the easiest ways to help reduce your CO2 emissions without sacrificing comfort.

And since a heat pump is more efficient than a furnace at milder temperatures, it may help you reduce your energy bills too. It can also help reduce your carbon footprint from an energy usage (running the equipment) standpoint. This is because the electricity grid here is fairly clean and produced largely from non-carbon emitted sources.


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About Heat Pumps

During the summer, a heat pump keeps your home cool by removing heat from inside your home and moving it outside. It keeps your home comfortable in the spring and fall by removing heat from the air outside and pushing it inside. Your furnace only kicks in when the temperature really drops.

  • Heat pumps run on electricity and consequently produce lower CO2 emissions than a furnace that burns natural gas.
  • Most electricity in Canada is produced through non-carbon emitting sources, especially in British Columbia and Ontario.
  • Since your furnace won’t be running as much, you could significantly reduce your home’s CO2 emissions.

Choosing the Right Heat Pump for Your Home

Not all heat pumps are created equal. Choosing the right heat pump will help it run efficiently, help keep your budget in check and your home feeling comfortable.

Before you choose a heat pump unit, here are a few things to consider:

How big is your home? Do you live in a warmer or colder part of the country? Both are key considerations when determining your unit size and power.

How well is your home insulated? The amount and type of insulation will influence the size and power of the heat pump you will need.

Since a heat pump works to cool and heat your home, there are two ways to measure its energy efficiency. Look at the seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) to check its cooling efficiency, and the heating seasonal performance factor (HSPF) to check its heating efficiency.

The higher the SEER and HSPF rating, the more energy you could save and the lower your operating costs could be.

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Ever hear the term heat pump and wondered what it means exactly?
Heat Pump technology has been around for a long time and it is commonly used in many
parts of the world as a way for families to both heat and cool their homes.
It can be an efficient and cost-effective way to stay comfortable, while possibly helping
to reduce your carbon footprint.
The best way to describe a heat pump is like
an air conditioning unit that can operate in reverse.
During the summer, it helps to keep you cool by removing heat from inside your home and
moving it outside.
It keeps your home comfortable in the colder months by removing heat from the outside air
and circulating it back indoors.
These units run on electricity,  and work seamlessly
with your furnace or back-up heat source so
that your back-up heat source automatically takes over when the temperature becomes too
cold outside for the heat  pump to work effectively.
And for added convenience, heat pumps can also work with your existing ductwork and
furnace fan to move air throughout your home.
There are several different types of heat
pumps that are available, depending on your needs, your current heating and cooling set-up,
and your budget.
The most common is air source, and as the name suggests, it absorbs heat from the air
and moves it either in-to or out-of your home, depending on the season.
Geothermal, or ground source heat pumps, operate like the air source units, however they use
the earth or ground water to source and to expel heat.
The more consistent temperatures found underground can help to make this type run more efficiently,
especially during the hotter and colder days of the year.
Stand-alone units that do not require traditional ductwork are also available.
Using a heat pump could create greater overall
comfort in your home, providing consistent temperatures throughout the year.
Heat pumps move heat rather than creating it, so they can help to reduce your energy
consumption and your costs, especially during milder months.
Since they run on electricity, heat pumps may produce lower CO2 emissions than a furnace
that burns fossil fuels, depending on the cleanliness of your electricity supply.
And since your furnace won’t need to be running as much, you could reduce your emissions
even further and help to protect yourself from fluctuating fuel costs.
Think a heat pump might be right for you?
One of our Home Comfort Advisors can help you decide which type and model might be best
for your needs.
There are also options to purchase your equipment or take advantage of our rental program for
one low monthly fee – which includes expert installation, 24/7 live support, repairs and
To book your FREE in-home consultation or to speak with a Home Comfort Advisor on how
we can help to reduce your carbon footprint, Call on Reliance™.

Reliance is proud to be Canada’s neighbourhood home comfort specialists. Whether you’re ready to explore our new green home solutions, or you need help keeping your existing heating and cooling system in top shape, just Call on Reliance®.

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