Heat Pumps

Heat pumps are a great addition to any home, whether you have a duct system or not. These ductless air units provide heat in cooler months and air conditioning in warmer months. Ductless heat pumps use the same components that ductless air conditioning does, so there is no additional installations needed.

These units are very efficient and provide warm heat in spaces that need a heating boost in the winter months. These units are typically the best choices to be the sole provider of heating for a home because their capacity may not be what you need it to be, but they are very efficient.

For more information, installation, maintenance or repairs contact Ductless Air today: 647-547-9207

All of the heat pumps described here can be categorized as air source heat pumps, which means they strip heat from the air in order to provide heat. When it comes to air source heat pumps, there are many different types of heat pumps and systems to choose from.

Split System Heat Pump

A split system heat pump has two parts: an inside unit called the air handler and an outside unit called the condenser. This is the same set up you’d find with a central air conditioning system.

The difference between a central air conditioning system and a split system heat pump is that it also has coils that absorb heat (evaporator coils) and that release heat (condenser coils) in both the inside and outside units. A split system heat pump can absorb heat from inside or outside, and release heat inside or outside. It can remove heat to cool your space or add heat to warm it up.

Packaged Types Of Heat Pumps (also known as rooftop units)

Packaged heat pumps work the same way as other heat pumps with one major difference: All the coils are located in a single “packaged” unit that often sits on the roof of a building. As you might have guessed, this is why they’re also referred to as rooftop units.

Heated or cooled air is delivered inside a building via ductwork that passes through the roof and/or walls, which is incredibly efficient.

So, why is a packaged heat pump a more attractive choice than a split system heat pump? Basically, it comes down to the space you have. If your rood if easily accessible, packaged heat pumps can be more affordable to install and maintain. However, they are not as efficient in buildings more than 10 stories tall.

Ducted Or Ductless Heat Pumps

Sometimes using ducts is impractical and inefficient, especially when renovating an older building or when adding heating and cooling to a space like a garage or home addition.

In that case, a ductless mini-split heat pump can be a great solution. Instead of ducts, these systems transfer heat through refrigerant lines to a fan/coil unit installed in the wall or ceiling. The downside of these units is that you need the fan/coil unit in every room that needs climate control. Also, they don’t remove humidity as effectively as a ducted system.

Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) Heat Pumps

These types of heat pumps are also referred to as VRF heat pumps. They’re one of the newer types of heat pumps with newer technology. VRF heat pump systems are more energy efficient, quieter, and can precisely control comfort conditions in multiple zones with different heating and/or cooling needs. In fact, they can provide both heat and cooling to different areas at the same time!

For more information about any of these types of heat pumps or any other types of heat pumps we haven’t covered here give Ductless Air a call: 647-547-9207

When it comes time to replace ductless air conditioners and other heating and air conditioning units our customer often ask us: What is a heat pump? Simply put, a heat pump is like a ductless air conditioner in style and functionality, but it also provides heating on top of air conditioning. Heat pumps uses mechanical energy to remove heat from the air and move it either inside or outside, depending on whether your space needs heat or air conditioning.

What Is A Heat Pump? It’s A Lot Of Things!

Like ductless air conditioners, heat pumps are an energy-efficient and environmentally friendly HVAC choice for your home. They don’t burn natural gas to produce the heat they supply, but rather strip if from the air and concentrate it for use in your home.

Heat pumps have been used for quite a long time in areas that don’t get extreme cold like Toronto. Temperatures in Toronto frequently drop below 20 degrees, but heat pump technology has come a long way and can now function well in colder weather.

How Do Heat Pumps Work?

A heat pump is basically an air conditioner that can also work in reverse to provide heat. Explaining them doesn’t get much more straightforward than that.

In warm weather, the heat pump absorbs heat from the air inside and moves it outside, thereby providing air conditioning. In cooler weather, the heat pump provides heat by removing heat from the air outside and moving it inside. This idea may seem to defy logic… removing heat from outside in cold weather? The fact is, even in cold weather, there is always heat energy in the air. There’s just less of it than there is in the hot weather. That’s why heat pumps are most efficient in milder climates. The colder it is outside, the harder the heat pump has to work to absorb heat energy and transfer it inside the space.

However, as mentioned, heat pump technology has improved so much that they can even efficiently provide heat in places like Toronto and the GTA.

For more information about heat pumps or to get a free quote for heat pump installation, repairs or maintenance call Ductless Air today: 647-547-9207

Over the past 35 years, we’ve definitely seen and heard it all from our customers when addressing their HVAC system needs. That’s why we’re taking a few minutes to answer some of the most frequently asked questions regarding HVAC.

HVAC System Questions Answered

Is insulation important in my home?

Yes. A well-insulated home can do wonders for your HVAC system’s efficiency and reducing your energy bill each month. Make sure any drafty windows or doors are taken care before the summer or winter months to maximize efficiency.

When should I call a professional for HVAC help?

While most maintenance can be demonstrated in a DIY video online, some things are best left to those with experience. Changing an air filter is something you can handle yourself, but when your system fails or isn’t working as it should, just call the right professional to avoid making things worse or voiding any warranty you may have.

What are heat pumps?

Sometimes known as ductless air conditioners and mini-splits, heat pumps are a form of HVAC that is best used to spot heating and cooling. Having them installed in smaller homes or given areas of a home can be a great way to save on energy and avoid the cost of replacing a boiler, furnace, etc. You should always consult a professional to see if this makes sense for your home though.

Do I really need duct cleaning?

Yes, but not as often as you might think. While some condos have this done as part of your maintenance fees once a year, homeowners shouldn’t forget to do the same. Clean ductwork and vents help your indoor air quality and help the overall efficiency of your HVAC system.

How often should I change my air filters?

Every 3-4 months to ensure proper airflow is getting to your HVAC system.

What is a comfortable temperature to set my thermostat during the day?

You should always set your thermostat to be a few degrees higher in the summer and lower in the winter. Nothing drastic, but you don’t want to waste energy heating or cooling a home if you aren’t there during the day.

What’s a good temperature for sleep?

19-21 degrees is ideal for sleeping. Remember, our bodies are designed to sleep better in dark and cool environments, so don’t be afraid to use that blanket during the winter instead of cranking up the heat.

When It Comes To HVAC Systems, Ductless Air Knows Best

The team at Ductless Air has been helping Toronto and the GTA with their HVAC needs for more than 30 years, so give us a call whenever you need a consultation. Call 647-547-9207  to speak directly with someone from our team who can work with you to assess your needs. In the event of an emergency, we can even dispatch a dedicated technician within hours of your call.

Living in Toronto and the GTA means you’re used to extreme heat and cold when it comes to temperatures. Everyone knows you need air conditioning in the summer and heating in the winter. While heat pumps can be a great option for both of those needs, sometimes they need repairs. And if it’s in the middle of winter, you’ll need the right help, fast. That’s why Ductless Air is available to provide 24-hour heat pump repair.

Always Call A Professional For Your 24-Hour Heat Pump Repair

After more than 30 years of responding to all types of distress calls regarding HVAC repairs, you can bet we’ve heard it all. Some handymen are in over their heads. Other services may not be able to respond in a suitable timeframe to provide assistance. And sometimes, we’ve been called in to clean up after someone else has tried to “fix” an issue. No matter what the issue is, we always recommend calling a real professional who does this for a living. It really does make a difference when the mercury drops into the lower negatives.

Ductless Air Is The Right Choice For 24-Hour Heat Pump Repair

Our team of technicians is well-known in Toronto and the GTA. We’ve helped homeowners and businesses alike with their heat pumps, furnaces, boilers and air conditioners for more than 30 years now. There’s nothing we haven’t seen, repaired or maintained, so you can feel confident that we’ll be there whenever you need us. After all, you don’t get to last as long as we have in this city without knowing how to put customers’ needs first. All it takes is a call to our office to get started.

Someone is always available to take your call and assess your situation over the phone. If it’s an emergency – like in the middle of winter – we can even dispatch a technician in just a few hours to your home or office. From there, we’ll work hard to identify the problem and fix the issue at hand. Just call 647-547-9207  anytime to take advantage of our 24-hour heat pump repair service. We’re always here to help keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Remember, 30 years of experience in Toronto and the GTA can’t be wrong, so give us a call!

In a city like Toronto and the GTA, it’s important to find the right professionals to help when dealing with HVAC issues. See what you should always look for when you need emergency heat pump repair in your home or office.

Finding Professionals For Your Emergency Heat Pump Repair

It’s important to find the right professional when dealing with emergency heat pump repair, and not just go with whoever is available. Here’s a checklist of things to consider before hiring someone to help with your HVAC.

How long have they been around?

This is true for hiring any professional. Their experience is almost always an indicator of what to expect. A few years of experience might mean they are fresh out of school and still learning the ropes, so do you want them to experiment on your system?

What portion of Toronto and the GTA do they service?

Determining what parts of the city an HVAC service will dispatch a technician is important in determining how big of a team they have. The bigger the team, the wider the response area will be. That means they are trusted enough to have a number of people willing to respond to calls around the city – which is always a good sign.

Do they have good reviews online?

Everyone reads reviews, and quantity counts. Having a couple good reviews isn’t a good indicator of a good business. Having a large number of reviews will help give you a better idea of what you can expect before hiring a specific company. Sure, not everyone will leave a detailed account of their experience, but browsing through a few of them will help paint a good picture of what you’re buying.

Do you know anyone who would recommend them?

One last piece of advice is to ask the people you know if they would recommend a specific service to help with emergency heat pump repair. After all, if someone has had an experience with a specific HVAC company, you might be able to get a detailed account of what they’re all about – saving you time and research.

Ductless Air Is Available 24/7 For Emergency Heat Pump Repair

Our dedicated team of technicians has been serving Toronto and the GTA for more than 30 years. Give us a call anytime at 647-547-9207 , and we’ll dispatch someone within hours of your call, so you’re not left in the sweltering heat of summer, or the freezing cold of winter for too long.

You may or may not have heard the term heat pump before, and if you assumed that it has something to do with providing heat for your home then you’re on the right track. A heat pump is a ductless unit that can be installed in any home or office to either be the sole source of heat of to supplement the existing heating system.

In a nutshell, a heat pump looks like a ductless air conditioner and functions in a very similar way, with similar components. A heat pump has an external condenser unit as well as an internal air handler unit. These units are connected with a series of cables and wires through a hole in an exterior wall that’s only a few inches wide. There is literally no necessary construction for the installation of a ductless heat pump other than drilling that hole.

How Does A Heat Pump Work?

The external condenser unit basically strips the air outside of all the heat energy it can and transfers it to the interior of your home via the air handler unit. We won’t bore you with the details of this process, but it’s very cool and great technology. Heat pumps become less efficient the colder the air is outside because there is less heat energy and they have to work harder to create heat, but overall they’re very efficient systems.

A Heat Pump Is Also A Ductless Air Conditioner

On top of all the magical heat that a heat pump can produce, these ductless units can also be used as ductless air conditioners in the summer. While they contain all the technology necessary to create hear for your home or business, they also come ready to cool you down in the Spring, Summer and Fall.

Overall, these ductless units are an affordable way to add heat to any space you need. They’re very efficient and with annual maintenance they are also very reliable. For more information about heat pumps or for a free installation or maintenance estimate contact us today: 647 547 9207.

So, it’s time to replace your old ductless unit with a shiny new one. Or, maybe you’re tired of sweating it out all summer without air conditioning. Or, you’ve had enough with high energy bills caused by your window air conditioner. Regardless of your reasons, it’s time to get a new ductless unit for your home, but where do you start?

A Ductless Unit For All Seasons

It might seem like there are endless options when it comes to ductless air conditioners, so where should you start? Prior to selecting any brands or even discussing the size and output of units, we always ask if our customers want to use it for heating and cooling or just cooling. This will help us narrow down the types of units available for your specific situation.

Heat pumps are a type of ductless unit that can also supplement your main heating system in cooler months and in the winter time. For example, if your home is heated by radiators and a boiler you likely don’t get very much air circulation, but a heat pump can fix that. It can provide heat to assist your boiler, as well as circulate the air in your home.

If you’re just interested in cooling your home, the a straight ductless air conditioner might be the best solution. They’re more affordable than heat pumps because they don’t include the technology necessary to provide heating.

Ductless Air Can Help Find The Right Ductless Unit

Once we have some of the details of what you need from your ductless unit, we can help you choose a unit from one of our reliable manufacturers. We’ll pick a number of ductless unit models that suit the size of your home, so you don’t waste energy. We’ll also find on that has all the features that you might want to use like wifi or bluetooth control.

Overall, a Ductless Air technician will help you make the right decisions for your home cooling system.

Contact us today for a free estimate and consultation to find out which ductless unit is the perfect fit for your Toronto home: 647 547 9207.