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Furnaces and boilers have been the gold standard in heating appliances for decades. However, heat pumps are quickly gaining in popularity. They’re ideal for people who want an energy-efficient, two-in-one heating and cooling solution. At Black Forest Plumbing, we carry various heat pumps from leading brands and can install, repair and maintain them. 

We serve residential and commercial customers in Aurora, Newmarket and the Greater Toronto Area. Contact us today for more information.

How Do Heat Pumps Work?

Unlike furnaces and boilers, heat pumps don’t create heat; they redistribute it. Heat pumps extract heat from the air or ground, compress the refrigerant and then push the hot air into your home or business. Heat pumps can also cool your living space by moving warm indoor air outside. This means you don’t have to spend money on separate heating and cooling appliances.

Advantages Of Heat Pumps

There are plenty of good reasons to switch to a heat pump.

  • They’re good for the environment. Heat pumps use electricity and don’t produce any emissions. Consequently, installing one in your home or business can reduce your carbon footprint over the short and long term, especially if you switch from natural gas or oil.

  • They’re safe. Heat pumps have fewer safety concerns than combustion-based heating systems because they rely solely on electricity and don’t need to burn fuel.

  • They’re energy efficient. Heat pumps play the parts of both a furnace and an air conditioner. This makes them very energy efficient. In fact, they put out more cool and warm air by volume than the energy required to run them.

  • They have a long lifespan. When properly maintained, heat pumps can last over 20 years, so you can rest assured you’ll get your money’s worth.

Modern heat pumps are designed to be efficient in temperatures as low as -30 C. However, if you’re worried about staying warm in periods of intense cold, you can back up your heat pump with a supplemental heat source, like electric heaters or baseboards.

Heat Pump Installation Services: Ducted or Ductless

At Black Forest Plumbing, we carry and install ducted and ductless heat pumps. A ducted heat pump is a great option for homes and businesses that want to improve air circulation and already have existing ductwork in place. Centrally ducted heat pump systems require the addition of an indoor furnace, fan coil or air handler that connects to a central ducting system and distributes heating and cooling to all areas of your property.

On the other hand, a ductless, or mini-split, heat pump is a great solution for small apartments and add-ons that don’t have existing ductwork. It’s a minimally invasive solution that allows you to independently adjust the temperature in each room of your property. Mini-splits consist of one or more wall, floor or ceiling-mounted indoor units connected to an outdoor compressor.

Our team can help you determine which unit is best for your needs.

Heat Pump Services in the GTA

Are you ready to make the switch to a heat pump? The Black Forest Plumbing team would be happy to help. We can easily swap your gas or electric heating unit for an eco-friendly ducted or mini-split heat pump system. We also provide on-demand repair, maintenance and tune-up services. We’ve been helping home and business owners improve their heating and cooling methods for years. Contact us today to find out more.



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