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Ductless vs Ducted Heat Pumps in Hamilton

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Traditionally, many Hamilton residents use ductwork and central heating to keep their homes warm in the winter. However, if you’ve used a forced air system in your home for many years, you’re probably familiar with the downfalls of a traditional ductwork. This can cause homeowners to consider alternative heating methods. The greener option to consider for alternative heating is a heat pump. They are cost-efficient, reliable, and combine heating and cooling into just one system. But what type of heat pump is the right choice for you and your home? Is a heat pump enough to heat a Hamilton house in the middle of winter? This is what the experts at HAMCO have to say about heat pumps in Hamilton.

Heat Pump Pros And Cons
Heat pumps can be placed into two categories: ductless and ducted. Although both systems provide heating and cooling at a cost-effective price, there are separate pros and cons for each. Knowing the pros and cons of both ducted and ductless heat pumps will help you decide which one is right for your home. There are several reasons why both heat pumps could work in a Hamilton home.

Ducted Heat Pump Pros

  • Works alongside your home’s existing ductwork to disperse warm air
  • Ability to produce 3X the energy from the electricity it consumes
  • Existing ductwork is already in every room in the home

Ducted Heat Pump Cons

  • Dust and debris can settle into the ductwork, causing health issues for those with preexisting respiratory trouble or allergies
  • Ducts can have limitations with poor air distribution leaks or temperature fluctuations
  • No built in zoning
  • Physically larger outdoor unit
  • Colder temperatures may require use of an auxiliary heating element which is more expensive to run

Ductless Heat Pump Pros

  • Do not require existing ductwork in the home, good for very old houses, new builds, additions, or attics
  • Non-invasive installation (only one small hole needs to be drilled for installation)
  • Reliable with lower maintenance costs
  • Ability to heat down to -25°C, with full capacity until -15°C on cold climate models
  • The ability to control the temperature in each individual room as opposed to the entire home as a whole (zoning)

Ductless Heat Pump Cons

  • Visible, not hidden by ducts
  • Costly installation
  • It may require several units to heat or cool an entire home

Take Advantage Of The Canada Greener Homes Grant
Now is the best time to install a new heat pump into your home because of the Canada Greener Homes Grant incentive through the federal government of Canada. If you decide to install a heat pump in your home to save energy and utility costs, you could be eligible for a rebate of up to $5,000. Take advantage of rebates on heat pumps and make your Hamilton home more cost and energy efficient!

The Canada Greener Homes Grant offers:

  • Up to $5,000 for adding a ground source heat pump
  • Up to $5,000 for adding a cold climate heat pump
  • Up to $4,000 for adding an air source heat pump
  • Up to $3,000 for replacing a ground source heat pump

Learn more about the Canada Greener Home Grant here!

Are you wondering if a heat pump could benefit your home?
Contact the experts at HAMCO today!

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