Twenty years ago, air conditioning was a luxury to most Canadians. Today, it is widely recognized as a must-have to live and work in comfort through the summer months, particularly in those regions with hot and humid summers. Unfortunately, many buildings and houses were built without air conditioners or the units that they were built with have become outdated and need to be replaced with a more efficient and environmentally friendly option. The majority of older homes in Vancouver and Burnaby are in need of a new air conditioning unit.
Heat pumps are a great way to save some money on your heating costs and they’re also a big help when trying to stay cool during the summer months. Heat pumps are devices that attach to your existing furnace and work by drawing heat from one area and releasing it in another area. They work in a similar way as refrigerators and air conditioners, and they can be used to either heat or cool spaces. The addition of a heat pump to your home in Vancouver will benefit you all year long.
What Air Conditioners Do: In their simplest form, air conditioners transfer heat and humidity from within your home to the outside. In addition to removing hot air from within your home, air conditioning units also cool and circulate the remaining air within your home to provide a more comfortable environment. As an added bonus, air conditioning units also filter the air within your home, keeping your house cleaner and fresher.
If you find yourself relying on open windows or an aging air conditioning unit this summer don’t hesitate to contact our team at Thomson Industries. We have been serving the air conditioning needs of our customers in Burnaby, Vancouver and the rest of the lower mainland since 1996. We offer different varieties of high efficiency air conditioning units and our always professional and courteous service.
What Heat Pumps Do: A heat pump is an electrical device that extracts heat from one place and transfers it to another. Heat pumps transfer heat by circulating a substance called a refrigerant through a cycle of evaporation and condensation. A compressor pumps the refrigerant between two heat exchanger coils. In one coil, the refrigerant is evaporated at low pressure and absorbs heat from its surroundings. The refrigerant is then compressed en route to the other coil, where it condenses at high pressure. At this point, it releases the heat it absorbed earlier in the cycle.
So, during the summer, the heat pump extracts heat from your indoor air making it cool, transfers the heat through the refrigerant and releases it to the outside. Have you ever felt the hot air blowing out of your outside condenser unit in the summer? A heat pump will look and feel just the same.
Now, in the winter, the heat pump takes that hot air and, instead of venting it to the outside, it pushes it into your home. The outside unit of a heat pump system works ALL year, not just in the summer like an air conditioner.
Since the outside unit is providing the hot air, a heat pump system does NOT have a furnace. Instead, it utilizes an air handler to circulate the air through your home.
Below is a showcase of of Air Conditioners / Heat Pumps that we stock. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
The most precise and efficient air conditioner you can buy*
The quietest and most efficient two-stage central air conditioner you can buy*
The quietest and most efficient single-stage air conditioner you can buy*
High-efficiency, multi-stage cooling
Efficient, quiet-performing air conditioner
Reliable and efficient air conditioner
Efficient, economical air conditioner
Affordable, efficient cooling
The most precise and efficient heat pump you can buy*
The quietest and most efficient two-stage heat pump you can buy*
The quietest and most efficient single-stage heat pump you can buy*
High-efficiency, multi-stage comfort
Efficient, quiet-performing heat pump
Affordable, efficient comfort
Daikin's 15 Series Wall Mount Systems
Up to 14 SEER Performance, Energy Efficient Air Conditioner
Up to 16 SEER Performance, High Efficiency Scroll Compressor
Up to 19 SEER Performance, High Efficiency Two-Stage Scroll Compressor
Up to 24.5 SEER Performance, Inverter Technology Air Conditioner