The Best of Both Worlds

An AtlasCare technician discussing the XP heat pump from Lennox

Much has been said in the debate about electricity versus natural gas. The present government’s position is that they would like to get rid of natural gas.

I don’t know when Ontario will drop natural gas, if ever, but it begs the question of which fuel you should use. After much consideration of the pros and cons, I made the decision in my own home to go dual fuel: an ultra-high efficiency heat pump along with a 98% high efficiency furnace. I now have the best of both worlds for the foreseeable future.

There is no question that the Ontario government sees heat pumps as the solution. One of the many reasons we recently took on the Lennox product line was to get access to their best-in-class heat pump technology. The XP25 is without a doubt the best air-to-air heat pump in the market. It uses inverter technology to provide variable capacity without any energy penalty and operates at the lowest sound levels in the market.

Home planning these days requires even more consideration than ever when it comes to the future, and the XP25’s cost savings are tough to beat. When stacked up against 10 SEER, 23.5 SEER delivers $390 in savings over five years, $780 over ten years, and $1,170 over twenty. Those numbers are tough to argue, especially when many homeowners are taking the time to consider such savings before purchasing any items that consume notable amounts of energy.

The XP25 is also capable of adjusting heating and cooling outputs in the tiniest of increments; as little as just 1%. That degree of preciseness and efficiency confirms Lennox’s ongoing position as an industry leader. I have all confidence we’ll be selling more of these advanced units down the road.

Want to learn more? You can read about the province’s Climate Change Action Plan here.

Roger Grochmal

Roger Grochmal

Roger Grochmal is one of Canada’s leading heating and cooling experts. A professional engineer and MBA, Roger brings over 35 years of experience to bear as the CEO and Chairman of AtlasCare Heating + Cooling. He is a frequent contributor to Mechanical Business magazine and an active member of multiple industry associations, including the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI).

Since acquiring AtlasCare in 1986, Roger has shaped the company into what many consider to be the finest HVAC contractor in the Greater Toronto Area.
Roger Grochmal

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