Canadian climate control systems are designed to efficiently heat your home in the winter, cool it in the summer and supply hot water. They can also reduce your energy costs and improve indoor air quality.
Energy efficiency regulations establish minimum seasonal efficiencies for heating and cooling. The HSPF and SEER values shown are for the Ottawa region (AHRI Climate Zone 5). Actual performance may vary across Canada.
Heat pumps pull thermal energy from the air to heat a home in winter and reject heat to the outdoor air in summer. They come in several styles, including ducted and ductless systems.
The efficiency of a heat pump depends on its source and sink, as well as your climate. Government regulations set a minimum seasonal efficiency rating for heating (HSPF) and cooling (SEER).
Many provinces offer rebates on heat pumps, with amounts varying by program and municipality. Various rebates are also available on the federal level, as part of the Greener Homes Initiative. A Carrier dealer can help you determine which type of system will work best in your home. Most Canadians use air-source heat pumps, which come in conventional and cold-climate models. Cold-climate models feature a more efficient heating mode when temperatures drop below -30 degrees Celsius. Air-water heat pumps are less common but are used in homes with water-based distribution systems such as radiators and radiant floors.
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A variety of Canadian jurisdictions have halocarbon release reporting requirements for cooling systems. The Federal Halocarbon Regulations, 2003, includes training requirements for the design, installation and servicing of refrigeration and air conditioning systems that use halocarbons. This code is a complement to federal and territorial measures that reduce and eliminate the emission of ozone-depleting gases from refrigeration and air conditioning equipment in Canada. It is also used in a number of provincial regulations.
A heat pump uses air to both cool and warm your home. A furnace is better at heating, especially when it's cold outside. A hybrid system combines both of these systems so you can get the best of both worlds, no matter what climate you wake up in.
The smart switching controls of a hybrid system use both natural gas and electricity, making it more cost-effective than traditional gas or electric furnaces. Jemery and his team tracked energy use, comfort, and GHG emissions in homes equipped with a hybrid heating system in a new housing development east of Ottawa.
Hybrid systems offer increased flexibility and allow you to expand your test system as your needs change. They can integrate multiple buses, including PXI, LAN, USB, and GPIB, into one seamless system. They also feature configuration management, driver engines, and flexible high-level application programming interfaces (API). These features make it easier to design a test system that connects all your instruments regardless of bus.
Whether you're adding on a room, converting an attic or garage into living space or giving some extra comfort to a troublesome sunroom, Bryant ductless systems can be the perfect solution. These versatile air conditioners and heat pumps use multiple indoor units linked to a single outdoor compressor to deliver cooling and heating, all without the expense of ductwork.
These ductless air conditioners (also known as “mini-splits”) connect an indoor unit to the outdoor compressor through refrigerant lines. The indoor unit contains evaporator coils that cool the air, and it's pumped by the outdoor unit into your living spaces.
Some ductless systems are even reversible, so they can also provide heating. Ductless systems offer far greater operational flexibility than traditional ducted ACs, too. With a ductless system, you can cool the areas that need it and shut off those that don't. Proper system sizing and installation are key to the best possible performance, as well as complying with EPA regulations regarding handling and disposal of refrigerants.