A Heat Pump utilizes the benefits of the physical laws of Thermodynamics. Rather than burning carbon-releasing fossil fuels to produce heat, or electrically heating an element, Heat Pumps use a small amount of electricity to run a fan and a pump which circulates a modern refrigerant through the system to gather heat from one location and deposit it in another. 'Absolute Zero' is -275 C, the temperature that particles stop moving. At any temperature above this, such as -10 C, there is energy to be found in the air. A Heat Pump HEATS your home by transferring this energy from the outside air to the air inside of your home. Heat Pump design allows for the heat pump cycle to be reversed, which will COOL your home.
Most people define air-conditioning as the cooling of a space. We think of air-conditioning as much more. Green Coast Heat Pumps wants to condition the air in your home to a level that is comfortable and pure. Heat Pumps condition the environment to your preference by heating or cooling, and also moving indoor air through a filter to remove particles and contaminants. The air is also de-humidified in most settings which helps maintain a healthy level of moisture in the air for the benefit of both you and your home.
A ductless Heat Pump system is composed of an outdoor Heat Pump and one or more indoor fan units connected by small copper refrigerant tubes. This system allows for unintrusive installation and direct heating and cooling to the area. Multiple indoor units can be installed in a variety of locations including on walls, inserted in ceilings, or inside an attic or crawlspace and then ducted to multiple rooms.
When you already have a high efficiency gas furnace and wish to add cooling capability to your system, a Heat Pump coil is added in-line with the gas furnace, and an outdoor Heat Pump is installed to provide cool air to your home in the Summer months.
Darcy is formally trained as an aircraft maintenance engineer and has worked in the helicopter industry for 20 years. His desire to be at home with his young family led him away from the travel demands of aviation toward a career in Heating and Air Conditioning. Darcy entered into the HVAC world and quickly realized that it was an industry he loved and could contribute to utilizing his technical abilities. Darcy is also currently finalizing his Technology Business Management Degree at BCIT.
Jackson comes to Green Coast Heat Pumps as a Refrigeration Mechanic apprentice. Jackson has completed his first year of College and is an important part of the team, specializing in residential Heat Pump installations. Jackson is a former Junior A hockey player who has returned home to Victoria to focus on his career. Jackson currently plays competitive hockey with the West Shore Wolves.
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