It may seem unusual that the largest city in Canada would own a ductless heat pump manufacturer, but in fact, Toronto is home to a wide variety of such manufacturers.
Most of these companies own ductless heat pumps in Toronto and also have offices and manufacturing facilities in Canada’s Eastern Ontario. This means that there are many distributors and installers servicing the city of Toronto. One distributor has even established a new office in Toronto itself, so all products can be bought and installed right at this new office. Of course, this distributor has been in the business for years and most likely will have more than one installation service branch in the city.
Most ductless heat pumps in Toronto use propane or natural gas to operate their units. In fact, many have been designed so they only need a standard 20-inch natural gas line to function. If you have a traditional central heating system in your home, you know that ductless heat pumps can actually save you money on your energy bills if you install them properly. They work by circulating air through ducts that are lined with insulation. The more efficient your system is, the more air circulation and heating are needed. As the air is circulated through the home, it picks up more heat from the sun, the air conditioning unit, and even the heating duct to distribute it evenly throughout your house.
Properly installed ductless air conditioners can drastically reduce your energy bill by allowing air to circulate without being heated first. This is why you hear so much about them during cold weather in Toronto. Although most people call the ductwork they use for conditioning a duct, it is really an air handling unit. A ductless heat pump has no ductwork, therefore, it doesn’t require any ductwork. They are usually powered by electricity, so there isn’t much of a need for humidity control or sealing. Most are passive, meaning they don’t require much maintenance.
These types of systems were originally designed as air conditioning and heat pumps. There are two basic types of ductless heat pump systems. The first one is a mini-split system, which is installed inside the home or apartment building. The second type is the full-split, or semi-split, system. Installation of these systems will depend on the building codes in your area.
Another common type of ductless conditioning unit is in a commercial environment such as a restaurant. These are often called HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning units) machines. These are also somewhat different than your typical ductless heat pump. Since the HVAC units are outside, air conditioning is not required. They are usually powered by electricity, but some do use propane, natural gas or liquid propane as an alternative fuel source.
Installing a ductless air conditioner or another type of heating and cooling system for your home, office or condo requires careful planning. The size of the area to be covered and the size of the unit are important things to consider when installing. Other things to consider are the amount of electricity you plan on using, the location of the unit, and how many rooms it will heat or cool. Check with the homeowners’ association in your area to make sure you won’t run into any restrictions or regulations when putting one of these types of heating units in a residential area.