Heat pumps are in high demand on the South Island. Our mild climate and relatively stable hydro electricity rates (in comparison to fluctuating oil) make these devices a no brainer for many Victoria home owners. And considering that heat pumps combine heating and cooling in one package, and you can get thousands in rebates, it’s no wonder these systems have become so popular.
Unfortunately, these elevated expectations often lead to disappointment. Why? Improper installation is, hands down, the biggest culprit. Because heat pumps are complex devices that interact with your entire home as a system, they require specialized skills in plumbing, electrical and ventilation. Some common complaints we hear from servicing other companies’ heat pumps include: “blowing cold air” or “being continuously on” or “being too loud.” These are why heat pumps should only be installed by heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) professionals. They are the only trades who have formal training in installing and sizing the heat pump, pressurizing the system, and resolving ductwork issues.
4 Seasons Heating & Cooling is a licensed HVAC service provider that installs and maintains heat pumps and air conditioners. Our TECA-qualified technician will explain the heat pump’s unique characteristics (a more constant flow of warm air as opposed to shorter blasts of hot air from a gas or oil furnace), the importance of proper ventilation (heat recovery ventilators factor in here), and how to design your system for optimal comfort. Heat pump noise, for instance, is a factor for many urban settings. During the defrost cycle, all heat pumps get louder as they expel the frost from their coils. Not all models are the same when it comes to noise performance. We’ll help you select the right model, location, and ventilation to ensure optimal performance and comfort for years to come.
As an independent, Island-owned business, we carry all the best-selling brands – not just one or two. That list includes Carrier, Trane, Lennox, Rheem, American Standard, and more. That’s just not something you see with most other local dealers and contractors. Our volumes also let us purchase at the best prices. Talk to one of our heat pump experts now.
As a relatively new technology (at least new to most people, heat pumps have been around for more than 60 years in one form or another), we believe you should see a heat pump in action before you buy. That`s why we have a working heat pump in our showroom, and encourage you to visit our client sites, both ducted and ductless, to see how they work for other home owners. You’ll get a better understanding of the unique features of a heat pump, and whether it could work in your own home. Book a free consultation today.
Heat pump manufacturers require regular maintenance to keep warranties valid. We highly recommend you service your heat pump and air handler annually to maximize the life of your system. Our worry free annual maintenance packages protect against breakdowns and expensive emergency repairs. You’ll also get priority treatment, should any issues occur. Enrol now and relax.