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Author: Matt Ingvardsen

Two heat pump condensers shown side by side on outside a home.
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Part 1: An Introduction to Air Source Heat Pumps 

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Out of Thin Air a Cozy Home: Air Source Heat Pumps

Air source heat pumps are a renewable energy technology that absorb heat from the outside air and transfer it into buildings for heating and hot water. They are energy-efficient, produce low carbon emissions, and require minimal maintenance. However, they may not be suitable for all homes. In Canada, they are eligible for government incentives like the Canada Greener Homes Grant. Air source heat pumps are an excellent choice for homeowners looking for a cost-effective and environmentally-friendly heating system.

A frozen climate is no match for a cold climate air source heat pump.
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Part 2: Choosing, Installing, Maintaining, and Operating Air Source Heat Pumps 

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Out of Thin Air a Cozy Home: Air Source Heat Pumps

Cold climate air source heat pumps (CCAHPs) are a specialized type of air source heat pump that operates efficiently in temperatures below -15°C. They use advanced technology to extract heat from the outdoor air even in very low temperatures, providing efficient and consistent heating for homeowners in cold climates. CCAHPs can lead to significant cost savings on heating bills and produce low carbon emissions, making them an excellent choice for those looking to reduce their carbon footprint and save money on heating bills. However, they require a significant upfront investment and regular maintenance to ensure optimal performance and efficiency.