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What is a Heat Pump?

A heat pump is an electrical appliance that takes heat energy from one place and moves it to another – just like a refrigerator. In summer, it moves heat out of the building, and in winter it moves heat into the building, even if it’s cold outside.

‘Cold climate” heat pumps are designed for Ottawa winters and will keep the buildings warm even when it’s -20 degrees Celsius outside. They also work just as well in the summer to keep the buildings cool. Heat pumps will play a huge part in reducing greenhouse gas emissions from Ottawa’s homes and buildings.

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Homeowners can receive up to $5,000 for the installation of a heat pump through the Canada Greener Homes Grant. Heat pumps will also be eligible for financing through the City’s upcoming Better Homes Loan Program.

Source: City of Ottawa’s City Builders newsletter Sept 28, 2021

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