Choosing a system to heat your home in the winter months is an important investment. It usually means sitting down and doing a bit of research, making some calls, or asking around to see what other friends and family use to heat their own homes. There are 3 main options consisting of heat pumps, furnaces, or boilers. Before you can make a decision though, it’s probably best to know a bit more about the pros and cons of heat pumps when stacked up against furnaces and boilers.
Pros of Heat Pumps Over Furnaces and Boilers
When weighing the pros and cons of heat pumps against furnaces and boilers, it’s always good to start with the good news first. That is, in a city like Toronto and the GTA, it’s all about space. Heat pumps take up very little space in your home. Most often than not, one or two units in your home will be installed to heat specific areas or rooms. Not only does this take up almost no floor space (it’s installed on the wall), but it actually can also be more efficient than furnaces and boilers as well.
Furnaces in particular tend to lose heat as it travels through the vents or ductwork of a home – as much as 30%. Heat pumps on the other hand pull air from outside, condense it, and redistribute it indoors to the nearest room. In the long run, this technique of spot cooling your home can save you money each month since heat is never distributed to a room you’re not occupying. Less energy means more savings!
And Now for the Cons of Heat Pumps
Heat pumps are efficient, affordable, and ideal for condominium life and other smaller homes in Toronto and the GTA. Where they tend to lose a bit of steam though is if you live in a bigger home with many people. If you have a bigger family in one home, you may notice that you’ll need more than 1, or even 2 heat pumps installed in order to keep everyone happy in the winter. After all, the bigger the family, the less likely you’ll all want to spend all your time in the same areas of the house.
This is why we always recommend you talk to someone about your heating needs before committing to an option. A professional should be able to assess your home and give you options that make sense of what you actually need.
Ductless Air Can Help with the Pros and Cons of Heat Pumps
Our team has been helping Toronto and the GTA for more than 30 years with all types of HVAC issues. Rest assured that we know the pros and cons of heat pumps and can walk you through what we would recommend for you. Give us a call at 647-547-6079 to learn more or book an assessment of your home. We’re available 24/7 in the event of an emergency too, so you’ll never have to worry about being left out in the cold if you ever have an issue this winter. Let Ductless Air help you stay warm, for the right price.