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Heat Pumps Save You Money: Summer & Winter

Choose from:

Central Ducted
Standard or Electric

Mini Split

Dual Fuel
System: Electric
and Gas

Energy Savings

Nearly 2/3 of the energy consumed in Canadian homes is used for heating and cooling, especially given our cold winters and hot summers.

Heat pumps for heating and cooling our homes allow for a significant reduction in our energy consumption.

A heat pump extracts heat from the cold outside air and transfers it to inside our home.

A compressor uses electricity to increase the temperature of the heat extracted from the outside air.

Heat pumps also provide cooling by transferring warm indoor air to the outside.

The energy provided by the outside air is free: consumers only pay for the electricity used by the compressor.

Central Ducted: Standard or Electric

Central ducted heat pumps use a system of ducts to distribute warm or cool air throughout your home. They deliver consistent heating or cooling in every room with better air circulation, meaning no more cold or hot spots in the house! They’re great for homes which have existing ductwork or for new builds.

Ductless Mini Split

Ductless mini split heat pumps provide heating and cooling without the need for ductwork. They are composed of an outdoor unit and one or more indoor units that are mounted on the wall or ceiling of the rooms that needs to be heated or cooled. The indoor units are connected to the outdoor unit by refrigerant lines and electrical wiring, which makes them easier to install.

Dual Fuel System: Electric and Gas

Dual fuel heat pump systems, also known as hybrid heat pump systems, are a type of heating and cooling system that combines an electric heat pump with a backup furnace powered by natural gas or propane. The system is designed to automatically switch between the two heating sources depending on the outside temperature and the cost of energy.

Heat Pump Installation Sault Ste. Marie

Keep your home and family at a comfortable temperature all year long by making sure your heat pump is working optimally with the help of Wardlaw Heating & Cooling. With over 40 years of industry experience, our professional team is well-equipped with the knowledge and skills to provide you with high-quality services and an excellent customer service experience.

For heat pump installations, repairs, and maintenance in Sault Ste Marie, you can count on Wardlaw Heating & Cooling. Call us directly or book a free consultation online with us today!

How does a heat pump work?

A heat pump is a two-component device that utilizes refrigeration fluid and an electric power source to deliver heat to your home. A condenser unit is installed on the outside of your home. This condenser is responsible for producing the heat. On the other hand, the unit located on the inside of your home is responsible for passing hot air into each of your rooms through your ductwork.

To provide heat to your home, the heat pump will pull heat from the air outside of your home before transferring it to a refrigeration substance. This refrigeration substance is then compressed in the unit to increase the temperature. Then, the refrigeration fluid is transported to the heat pump’s indoor cabinet, passing the extracted air over the heating refrigerant. This ultimately increases the temperature of your thermostat setting.

Is a heat pump enough to heat a house?

A whole-house heat pump is an excellent method of providing heat to your home during the fall and winter. At the same time, heat pumps can also be used to cool your home as temperatures in your area rise during the spring and summer months. Throughout the winter, a heat pump will function to maintain the heat throughout your home by pulling in outside air and warming it up before circulating it through your home’s air vents.

In contrast, it can act similarly to an air conditioning unit throughout the summer by drawing in hot air from inside your home before cooling it down and releasing it back into your home. Therefore, if you are looking for a long-term solution for your heating and cooling needs, installing a heat pump is an excellent course of action. It can increase your home’s property value. Still, it is also an energy-efficient way to control the temperature throughout your home all year round.

What are the environmental benefits of a heat pump installation?

Heat pumps are an effective method of heating your home while being cost-effective and energy-efficient, which may lower your home’s greenhouse gas emissions. Other benefits to heat pumps that you may not be aware of include:

  • The ability to heat and cool your home throughout the year provides you with a two-for-one temperature control solution for your home.
  • Being the perfect solution for homes that do not have ductwork installed already.
  • Ideal heating solution when switching from oil, gas, and propane.
  • They are a long-lasting HVAC system that can last over 20 years before needing to be replaced.
  • Heat pumps are a compact and convenient solution for your home that does not take up a lot of space, making them perfect for smaller homes.
  • Heat pumps generally require less maintenance throughout the years as opposed to other heating and cooling systems.
  • Heat pumps are a safe option for heating your home as they do not require a combustion process to operate.

Do you still need a furnace with a heat pump?

Some heat pumps are strategically designed to function independently without needing a backup heating unit such as a furnace. In contrast, other heat pumps require a secondary backup source for heat –it really depends on what you have installed in your home. Generally speaking, whether you choose to have a heat pump installed that requires a secondary heat source will depend on your home’s size, age, and insulation, along with the average climate of where your home is located.

Furthermore, natural gas heating systems can be employed as a backup heat origin for central heat pumps. However, you may need to modify your home with additional installation requirements to ensure both units work as one integrated system. Additionally, depending on which heat pump you install, many already have an incorporated electric heating system that performs as a backup method when temperatures are cooler throughout the year.

To select the correct heat pump for your home that will provide you with controlled heat all year round, the best course of action for homeowners is to call a professional heating and cooling company to inspect their home.

Book a free consultation online with the professional and qualified technicians at Wardlaw Heating & Cooling for a heat pump installation in Sault Ste Marie today!

Why Choose Us?

  • Heating & Cooling That’s Just Right™ – Heat pumps are becoming more and more popular as an effective solution to both heating and cooling your home.
  • Your Satisfaction Guaranteed – If you aren’t happy with your new home heating system, we’ll fix it for free – even if that means a full replacement.
  • Quiet Comfort – Most of the heat pumps we offer are not only effective in both heating and cooling your home, but are so quiet that you won’t notice them.
  • Trusted Expertise – Our technicians are trained extensively and continually while working with Wardlaw. We ensure we’re at the top of our game so that you can rest easy knowing you’ve hired the best.

Your Friendly, Neighbourhood HVAC Experts

Wardlaw Heating & Air Conditioning has been an established staple of Sault Ste. Marie and the surrounding areas since 1981. We are here to meet all of your HVAC needs: from installing a new furnace, fixing your air conditioner, or regular air duct cleaning. Whatever you call us for, we guarantee we’ll get it just right.

Why Choose Us?


No Loopholes™

We guarantee 100% satisfaction for up to 2 years from the furnace installation date. No loopholes, guaranteed.


No Hassles™

We’ll cover the repairs within 24-hours if your furnace breaks down within 2 years of installation, or give you $1,000 for your troubles. Same Day Repairs, No hassles, guaranteed.


Just Right™

We’ll make it right if your furnace is too hot or too cold, including a complete replacement if necessary. Just right, guaranteed.


We Respect You™

We’ll keep your home clean and damage-free, or you’ll get our full, 5-year Just Right™ Check Up Protection Plan for free. We respect you, guaranteed.

What Homeowners Say About Wardlaw

"We love Wardlaw! We purchased a hot water tank and a furnace at our previous residence and had fantastic service. We recently purchased a new home and had a wall furnace and hot water tank installed here. The service is above and beyond! We can’t say enough good things about Wardlaw! Thank you all for your amazing work and dedication! We recommend this company 200%!!"

Dorothy Crosson - Google Review

"My experience with Wardlaw Heating and Cooling was beyond 5 stars (again). Their Comfort Advisor (Steve F.) was helpful and knowledgeable. Using his expertise the best product was purchased to fit my need. Steve continues to support my questions and that is what you call “service after the sale”. Their Installers (Norm N. and Kevin W.) did an awesome job installing the product and were very informative.
Thank you again Wardlaw!!"

Anthony Mannarino - Google Review

Genuine Service

All our installations are backed by guarantees to leave you happy in your home.

Fast & Reliable

We offer true twenty-four-hour service, same day repair, with no additional charges on holidays or after hours.

Tried & True

We have over 40 years of experience in serving local homes and families.

Certified Expertise

All of our technicians go through extensive training and background checks.

Friendly Faces

Locally based and operated, we appreciate our role in our community.

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What Homeowners Say About Us

"We love Wardlaw! We purchased a hot water tank and a furnace at our previous residence and had fantastic service. We recently purchased a new home and had a wall furnace and hot water tank installed here. The service is above and beyond! We can’t say enough good things about Wardlaw! Thank you all for your amazing work and dedication! We recommend this company 200%!!"

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