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Hamilton Heat Pump Installation

Heat Pump Experts Serving Hamilton, Ontario

Are you tired of spending so much to heat and cool your home? Heat pumps are versatile devices that can provide both heating and cooling, making them an excellent year-round solution for maintaining a comfortable indoor environment. Operating on electricity, they transfer heat from one place to another rather than generating it from scratch. This can not only result in lower energy consumption but also translate to long-term cost savings on your energy bills.

At BOONSTRA, our experienced technicians are ready to install a heat pump system that can help you save money as well as provide the comfort you and your family deserve. We are familiar with all types of heat pumps, including central ductless, ductless mini splits, and dual fuel systems. Our friendly team can walk you through how each option works, evaluate the comfort needs of your home, and help you make the right decision. We then handle every element of the professional installation, respecting your time and property every step of the way. 

We offer a no-loophole satisfaction guarantee on Hamilton heat pump installations, so if something goes wrong within two years of installation, we’ll make it right. Book an appointment online or call (289) 802-6257 today!

How Do Heat Pumps Work?

Understanding the different types of heat pumps available and how they work can help you select the right system for your heating and cooling needs. Heat pumps transfer heat from one area to another, making them an energy-efficient option for year-round climate control. 

Our Hamilton heat pump installation experts are prepared to assist you with:

  • Central ducted heat pumps. Central ducted heat pumps are integrated into a home's central ductwork, making them an ideal choice for homes that already have an existing duct system. These systems consist of an outdoor unit, which houses the compressor and condenser, and an indoor unit, which contains the evaporator coil. In heating mode, the heat pump extracts heat from the outdoor air and distributes it throughout the home via the ductwork. Conversely, in cooling mode, it removes heat from the indoor air and releases it outside. Central ducted systems are highly efficient and can evenly heat or cool an entire home, making them a popular choice for larger residences.
  • Ductless mini split heat pumps. Ductless mini-split heat pumps offer a flexible and efficient solution for spaces without existing ductwork. Unlike central systems, mini splits consist of an outdoor unit connected to one or more indoor units via refrigerant lines. Each indoor unit can be independently controlled, allowing for customized temperature settings in different zones or rooms. This zoning capability makes ductless systems particularly advantageous for smaller homes, apartments, or rooms that are difficult to heat or cool.
  • Dual fuel heat pumps. Dual fuel heat pumps combine the energy efficiency of a heat pump with the robust heating power of a gas furnace. This hybrid setup switches between using the heat pump and the furnace based on the outdoor temperature. During milder weather, the heat pump handles the heating needs, capitalizing on its higher energy efficiency. When temperatures drop significantly, the system automatically switches to the gas furnace, which can provide more effective heating during extremely cold conditions. 

Benefits of Switching to a Heat Pump for Heating and Cooling

Switching to a heat pump system presents a host of advantages that can significantly enhance both the comfort and efficiency of your home. As energy costs continue to rise and environmental concerns become more pressing, many homeowners are opting for heat pumps as a viable alternative to traditional heating and cooling methods.

Below are some of the key benefits of making the switch to a heat pump system:

  • Enhanced energy efficiency. Unlike traditional heating systems that generate heat by burning fuel or using electric resistance, heat pumps transfer heat from one place to another. This process requires significantly less energy. The efficiency of heat pumps also translates into lower carbon emissions, supporting a more environmentally friendly approach to home comfort.
  • Potential cost savings. The operational cost savings associated with heat pumps can be considerable over time. Although the initial installation cost may be higher compared to some conventional systems, you can generally benefit from reduced energy bills due to the more efficient use of electricity. Local government rebates and incentives may also be available. 
  • Year-round comfort. Heat pumps provide an all-in-one solution for both heating and cooling needs. Their dual functionality eliminates the need for separate heating and cooling units, simplifying maintenance and operation.
  • Improved indoor air quality. Heat pumps can also enhance indoor air quality. Some systems come equipped with advanced filtration options that can capture dust, pollen, and other airborne particles, contributing to a cleaner and healthier living environment. 
  • Quiet operation. Modern heat pump systems are designed to operate quietly, reducing the noise level inside the home when compared to traditional heating and cooling systems. 
  • Flexible zoning options. Ductless mini split heat pumps offer flexible zoning options that allow for independent temperature control in different areas of the home. This feature is convenient as well as energy-efficient, as it permits the heating or cooling of only those spaces that are in active use. 

Signs Your Heat Pump Needs Professional Repairs

Identifying potential issues with your heat pump early on can prevent the need for costly repairs and help keep your system running efficiently. Our Hamilton heat pump installation and repair team at BOONSTRA is available 24/7/365 to diagnose and fix issues. 

Here are several signs that your heat pump may need repairs:

  • Unusual noises. A well-functioning heat pump typically operates quietly. If you start hearing grinding, squealing, or banging noises, your system may be experiencing mechanical problems. These noises may stem from loose components, a failing motor, or issues with the fan blades. Immediate attention from one of our professional technicians can help prevent more severe damage.
  • Reduced heating or cooling output. Dirty filters, low refrigerant levels, or a malfunctioning compressor can all reduce your system's efficiency. Regular maintenance and professional inspections can help identify and resolve these problems before they become serious.
  • Short cycling. Short cycling occurs when your heat pump turns on and off more frequently than normal. This can be caused by issues like thermostat malfunctions, dirty coils, or an oversized system. Short cycling not only reduces the efficiency of your heat pump but can also lead to increased wear and tear, shortening the lifespan of your system.
  • Inconsistent temperatures. If you experience uneven heating or cooling throughout your home, your heat pump may not be functioning correctly. Inconsistent temperatures can be caused by various issues, including leaks in the ductwork, a faulty thermostat, or a failing compressor.
  • Ice build-up. While it’s common for some frost to accumulate on the outdoor unit of a heat pump during winter, excessive ice build-up is a sign of trouble. Ice on the coils or other components can result from low refrigerant levels, a malfunctioning defrost cycle, or poor airflow. If not addressed, this issue can cause significant damage to your heat pump.
  • Strange smells. Unpleasant odors emanating from your heat pump can be indicative of various problems. Musty smells might suggest mould or mildew build-up within the system, while burning odours could signal electrical issues or overheating components.
  • Higher energy bills. An unexplained spike in your energy bills can be a sign that your heat pump is working harder than it should be to maintain your desired indoor temperature. This could be due to various problems, ranging from dirty filters and blocked air ducts to more complex mechanical failures. A professional evaluation can determine the root cause and implement necessary repairs.

When you need dependable Hamilton heat pump installation, call (289) 802-6257 or contact us online!

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  • “Excellent service by Boonstra personnel in our recent installation of our new furnace and heat pump. As customers of Boonstra for the past 15 years, we have never been surprised or let down by their workmanship and service!” - Al & MaryAnn B.
  • “I love punctuality, I love cleanness, honesty and knowledge, I love all the Boonstra employees! My furnace stopped working, and I called Boonstra in the middle of night. Their response was immediate.” - Željana B.
  • “Our Technician was polite, respectful and knowledgeable. Thank you Chris S for fixing our A/C problem quickly and at a fraction of the cost others quoted!” - Madison V.
  • “They worked diligently to get the job done as quickly as possible. They protected all our surfaces and left the site perfectly clean. If you want the job done properly, fast, and efficient, call Boonstra.” - Kristin K.
  • “Great service and skilled tradesmen NH & helper, had our high-efficiency furnace/ac/humidifier combo (amazing prices!) installed quickly & last minute on a Sunday! Most importantly left the unit and work area looking amazing.” - Stephanie H.
  • “Our furnace died and they had someone out that night to see what they could do and a brand new one in the morning. Professional, friendly. Made my experience painless! Never going with another company.” - Gillian O.

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