Heat Pumps

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Heat Pumps

Heat pumps are versatile and economical, and whether you're looking at a hot Ottawa summer or the coldest of winters, a heat pump can serve you well. We service and install all makes and models of heat pumps.

Heat Pump Installation

Eco Furnace Heating & Cooling Inc. offers heat pump installation services in Rockland, Ottawa, and the surrounding area. Our installation technicians have the experience and the expertise necessary to provide you with the best heat pump installation services around.

Heat Pump Repair & Maintenance

The heat pump repair team at Eco Furnace Heating & Cooling Inc. knows how to solve problems on the fly. If you are experiencing problems with your heat pump, get in touch with the experts at Eco Furnace, and we will find the best solution in the shortest possible amount of time. In addition to heat pump repair services, we also offer maintenance packages to help prevent future breakdowns.

Heat pump systems are both simple and complex. Simple, because a single system provides both heating and cooling, without requiring a separate air conditioner and furnace. Complex, because the ability to both heat and cool requires the system to have many different parts.

To help you understand the basics of how the heat pump works, here is the anatomy of its major parts:

  • Coils: A heat pump system has two radiator-like coils: one inside the house, and one outside. The coils are connected by two lengths of tubing. It turns the system into one long, serpentine loop.

  • Refrigerant: The substance that flows through the loop, refrigerant is naturally a gas, but condenses to a liquid when highly pressurized.

  • Fans: Each coil has a fan to move air through the coil. This air is either heated or cooled by the coils.

  • Compressor: The literal "pump" which pushes the refrigerant through the loop and pressurizes it in the process, the compressor can pump in either direction to reverse the flow of coolant.

  • Expansion valve: This device releases the pressure that the compressor creates. Like the compressor, it can work in either direction. So, one half of the system is always pressurized, and one half is not. Whether the indoor coil or the outdoor coil is the pressurized half depends on whether the system is heating or cooling the house. The low-pressure coil cools the air as the refrigerant evaporates into a gas. The high-pressure coil heats the air as the refrigerant condenses back into a liquid.

  • Electric resistance heater: This is a backup heat source used only when the temperature is at or below freezing.

Heat Pumps We Repair and Maintain:

  • American standard
  • Lennox
  • Carrier
  • Goodman
  • Keeprite
  • Payne
  • etc.