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About Heating

Single-stage Furnace

  • Low initial cost

  • Operates down to -8 °C

  • Temperature swings of up to 5°C 

  • Less efficient option

 

Two-stage Furnace

  • Excellent temperature control

  • Ultra quiet

  • Not many when set up correctly

 

Modulating Furnace

  • Precise temperature control

  • Most efficient furnaces available

  • Higher ticket price

 

Standard Heat Pumps

  • Lower initial cost

  • Able to produce heat at -8 °C to -10°C outdoor temperatures

  • Not ideal as primary heat source

  • Less quiet than cold climate version

Cold-climate Heat Pumps

  • Lower annual operating cost

  • Able to produce heat down to  -25 °C outdoor temperatures

  • Higher up front investment is not for everyone's taste

  • Requires professional installation

 
 
 

Ductless Heat Pumps

  • Low initial cost

  • Operates down to -8 °C

  • Ideal for homes which don't have existing ductwork

  • Ideal for lofts, attics etc.

  • A  backup heat source is required

  • Requires professional installation to ensure long-term system integrity