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Air source heat pump in Peterborough

A lot has happened over the past 10 years with air sourced heat pumps, and of even more relevance, cold climate heat pumps. With the ability to provide both heating and cooling electrically and the new found ability to do this down to -25 degrees Celsius temperatures, they’ve become very popular for homeowners. Add the potential rebates available through the Canada Greener Homes Grant, and you’ve got a real winner for customers.

Air source heat pump Peterborough

Installation of a cold climate air source heat pump

We recently Installed a cold climate air source heat pump (ccASHP) for one of our customers in Peterborough. The job involved several steps and considerations. Here’s a general description of the installation process:

  1. Initial Assessment: A professional technician visited with the homeowner to assess the suitability for a cold climate air source heat pump installation. Consideration factors included current insulation, available space, and the heating and cooling requirements of the home.
  2. System Design: Based on the assessment, the technician designed a system that met all of the heating and cooling needs. This included determining the appropriate size and capacity of the ccASHP unit, as well as the optimal location for its installation.
  3. Outdoor Unit Installation: The ccASHP consists of an outdoor unit (compressor) and an indoor unit (air handler). The outdoor unit is typically placed on a concrete pad or mounted on a wall. It should be installed in a well-ventilated area with sufficient clearance for airflow.
  4. Indoor Unit Installation: The indoor unit is usually installed in a utility room, basement, or other appropriate location within the home. It contains components such as the heat exchanger, blower, and controls. The technician will connect the indoor unit to the outdoor unit using refrigerant lines and electrical wiring.
  5. Electrical Connections: The ccASHP requires a dedicated electrical circuit to power the outdoor and indoor units. The technician will connect the system to the electrical panel and ensure it meets the necessary electrical requirements.
  6. Refrigerant Charging: The technician will carefully charge the ccASHP system with the appropriate amount of refrigerant, following manufacturer guidelines. This ensures optimal performance and efficiency.
  7. Testing and Commissioning: Once the installation is complete, the technician will test the system to ensure it is functioning correctly. They will check for any refrigerant leaks, verify proper airflow, and calibrate the controls. They may also guide you on operating the system and adjusting temperature settings.
  8. Ongoing Maintenance: To maintain the efficiency and longevity of the cold climate air source heat pump, regular maintenance is essential. This includes cleaning or replacing filters, inspecting refrigerant levels, and scheduling periodic professional maintenance visits.

It’s important to note that specific installation procedures may vary depending on the manufacturer’s guidelines, the type of ccASHP system, and the unique requirements of your property. It is recommended to consult with a professional HVAC contractor like Doyle Home Services for a detailed assessment and personalized installation plan.

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