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About Central Heat Pump Installation Services

Trust the professionals and enjoy peace of mind with central heat pump installation from The Home Depot.
Request a consultation today and speak with a Home Depot Installer to discuss options and get your project started.

Choose Central Heat Pump Installation If:

✔  You want a year-round, whole-home solution for both heating and cooling

✔  You have central air with ductwork
(or wish to get it installed)

✔  You want exceptional home comfort with class-leading energy efficiency

Let Us Take Care of Your Central Heat Pump Installation

Here’s what you get:

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✔  New Central Heat Pump and Installation

We’ll help you find the best heat pump equipment for your home, then install it for you.

✔  Trusted Brands

We install top-quality central heat pumps from tried-and-true brands such as Trane®.

✔  Certified Installers

Professional installation from licensed, trusted and experienced Home Depot Installers.

✔  Top-Rated Efficiency

We install ENERGY STAR®-rated central heat pumps that deliver superior home heating while using as little energy as possible.

✔  Optional Upgrades

Ask your installer about enhancing comfort and saving energy costs by adding a new air filter, humidifier or smart thermostat.

✔  Flexible Financing

Project Loan gives you available credit for up to $50,000, no annual fees. Click here to find out more about Project Loan.

✔  Standard Warranty

All installations include 1-year parts and labour coverage, plus available extended options.

Can You Use a Heat Pump In Canada?

Central heat pumps are an excellent year-round solution for Canadian homes, as they offer both heating and cooling with excellent energy efficiency. As a source of home heating, they operate entirely on electricity, reducing or eliminating the need to burn fossil fuels to stay warm in winter.

Heat pump technology has improved immensely in recent years. This means that many new units are capable of heating your home effectively and efficiently, even as outside temperatures dip as low as -20 degrees Celsius.

Even in Canada, this means that central heat pumps are able to supply heating and cooling to your home independently for all but the coldest days and months. Pairing your central heat pump with the right indoor air delivery and backup heating system (most often a furnace or air handler) will cover the rest.

During your free consultation, our licensed heat pump installers will consider the overall needs of your home – square footage and layout, insulation and local climate – and determine the right central heat pump for your home and recommend any additional equipment where necessary. They are fully committed to ensuring that you and your family enjoy the best balance of year-round comfort, energy efficiency and value.

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Which Central Heat Pumps Do We Install?

Our central heat pump installers are committed to sourcing the right system for your home and budget. Some popular options include: 

Trane XL 16i H/P central heat pump

Trane XL16i H/P

Key Features:

  • Up to 17.00 SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio)
  • 9.60 HSPF (heating season performance factor)
  • Protective Weatherguard Top™
  • Climatuff® compressor
Trane XR14 H/P central heat pump

Trane XR18 H/P

Key Features:

  • 18.00 SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio)
  • 10 HSPF (heating season performance factor)
  • Woven Spine Fin™ coil
  • Climatuff® compressor
Trane XV18 H/P central heat pump

Trane XR14 H/P

Key Features:

  • Up to 14.50 SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio)
  • 8.50 HSPF (heating season performance factor)
  • Woven Spine Fin™ coil
  • Climatuff® compressor
Ameristar M4HP4 central heat pump

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Key Features:

  • Up to 14.00 SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio)
  • 8.20 HSPF (heating season performance factor)
  • Safe, 24V low-voltage control
  • Quiet operation: max. 76 dB

Cold Climate Heat Pumps

Go green and save with a Cold Climate Heat Pump!

  • Energy Efficient: A cold weather heat pump can reduce your annual energy bills by as much as 30%
  • Eco-friendly: Switching to heat pumps in cold climates reduces your carbon footprint and requires less energy than an air conditioner, electric baseboard heater, boiler, hot water heaters, and other temperature control devices
  • Dual-Purpose: Cold climate heat pumps are designed to function as both an air conditioner and heating unit in one
  • Lower Boiling Point: Even when the thermometer drops as low as -20° Celsius, a cold climate heat pump can continue heating your home efficiently thanks to the use of refrigerant with a much lower boiling point than traditional heat pump refrigerants*

How Does A Cold Climate Heat Pump Work?

A cold climate heat pump functions like an HVAC system to distribute hot or cold air through your home using less electricity, significantly reducing the need for fossil fuels.

During the summer, a cold climate heat pump expels indoor heat to cool your home. In winter, ambient air from outdoors is converted to heat and transferred indoors to keep you warm.

Typically, an air-source heat pump in cold climate produces less BTU's than propane or gas. In contrast to traditional heat pumps, the refrigerant in a cold climate heat pump has a much lower boiling point, allowing for optimal efficiency even at temperatures as low as -20° Celsius.

*Not applicable to all cold climate heat pumps; please see manufacturers’ specifications for details

Is a Cold Climate Heat Pump Right for My Home?

Used as a supplement or replacement to fossil fuels, cold climate heat pumps can be the ideal solution for homeowners seeking to reduce their carbon footprint. During your free consultation, our authorized installer will assess your home’s energy consumption and provide helpful product recommendations for the best possible value. We install 2 types of cold climate heat pumps for homes:

A central cold climate heat pump connects to a central HVAC duct from outside your home. The refrigerant coil inserted through your duct system connects to the outdoor condenser unit. A built-in fan pumps the converted hot or cold air through the duct system to your entire home. Your central cold climate heat pump can be used as a supplementary HVAC system, allowing you to switch between fuel sources for optimal savings and efficiency. During installation, your installer will program shut-off settings into the auto-thermostat control system so you can easily switch from one heat source to another.

Best Suited For:

  • Homeowners in cold weather climates ( -10° to -20° Celsius )
  • Multi-floor homes with a central duct system
  • Homeowners seeking to upgrade central HVAC duct system
  • Homeowners seeking to replace central air conditioning unit and reduce energy consumption
  • Homeowners seeking to convert from gas or propane to a more efficient energy source
  • Homeowners in off-grid communities and winter climates

Ductless cold climate heat pumps, or mini-split heat pumps, are installed indoors and connected to a compressor unit outside of the home.

The refrigerant coil heats or cools the ambient air as needed, which is circulated by means of a built-in fan. In the absence of a duct system, multiple units can also be installed indoors to distribute hot or cool air throughout the entire home.

Temperature controls and auto-settings are programmed during installation by your installer so you can easily switch from one heat source to another for comfort and cost savings.

Best Suited For:

  • Homeowners in cold weather climates ( -10° to -20° Celsius )
  • Homeowners seeking to replace a duct HVAC system
  • Homes with open-concept floor plan
  • Homeowners seeking to replace central air conditioning unit and reduce energy consumption
  • Homeowners seeking to convert from gas or propane to a more efficient energy source
  • Homeowners in off-grid communities and winter climates

Energy Rebates for Whole Home Heating and Cooling System Installation

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Apply for the Canada Greener Homes Grant and save on energy costs as well as your whole-home heating and cooling system installation.

Find out if you’re eligible for:

Up to $5,000 in Canada Greener Homes Grant rebates to help cover the cost of your HVAC installation

Up to $600 in Canada Greener Homes Grant rebates for the cost of your pre and post-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation

Up to $40,000 Canada Greener Homes Interest-Free Loan with a 10-year repayment term (for homeowners with active application at pre-retrofit stage)*

Basic Grant Eligibility Requirements

  Canadian homeowner with proof your home is your primary residence.

  You have not already started your eligible project.

  Your home is older than 6 months.

  You are not a landlord.

*One loan per homeowner; must be eligible and apply for Greener Homes Grant

How Can I Get A New Central Heat Pump Installed?

If you require emergency installation, or do not meet the eligibility requirements for the Canada Greener Homes Grant, please review our process and submit your request for a installation without rebates.

Canada Greener Homes Grant Whole Home Heating and Cooling System Installation

If you meet the eligibility requirements for the Canada Greener Homes Grant, please review the anticipated process below:

Free consultation

1 Free Home Services Consultation

  • Your project begins with a free Home Services consultation to help you select the best whole-home heating and cooling system for your home
  • During your consultation, your installer will provide helpful product recommendations, including the best NRCan-approved heating and cooling system products and provide information on the Canada Greener Homes Grant or your provincial and national Canada Greener Homes Grants
  • Our authorized installers will also guide you step by step through the entire Canada Greener Homes application process
  • At the end of your free consultation, you’ll receive a quote for the cost of your entire project for a hassle-free experience
EnergGuide

2 Pre-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation

  • After your free Home Services consultation, you must contact an official NRCan Energy Advisor to schedule your mandatory pre-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation
  • The Energy Advisor will visit your home to evaluate your home’s heating and cooling efficiency and provide your pre-retrofit EnerGuide Report
  • Once completed, your pre-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation must be submitted with your Greener Homes Grant application, along with supporting documents, for consideration of any eligible rebates
Professional installation

3 Heating and Cooling System Installation

  • We will deliver and install your new HVAC system, along with related equipment, if applicable.
  • Installation includes removal and disposal of your old heating and cooling system
  • After installation, you must contact an official NRCan Energy Advisor will contact you to schedule your mandatory post retrofit EnerGuide evaluation
  • Submit your post-retrofit (post installation) EnerGuide evaluation along with supporting documents to your Canada Greener Homes Grant account to receive any eligible Canada Greener Homes Grant rebates
Maintenance

4 Maintenance

  • After your new heating and cooling system has been installed and inspected, we’ll provide you with helpful recommendations for proper maintenance
  • Your installation is also protected by our 1-year manufacturer guarantee

Heating and Cooling System Installation Process

If you require emergency installation, or do not meet the eligibility requirements for the Canada Greener Homes Grant, please review our process and submit your request for a free consultation:

Free consultation

1 Free Consultation

  • Book a free, in-home consultation with a Home Depot Installer to review options and get a quote.
Professional installation

2 Professional Installation

  • At a pre-scheduled time, the Installer will deliver and install your new central heat pump.
Follow-Up Inspection

3 Follow-Up Inspection

  • Your Installer will return at a later date to ensure your new equipment is working well.

How Much Does A Heat Pump Cost to Install?

In Canada, the average cost to install a central heat pump is $8,500 for a mid-range 2-ton unit, while prices can range from $6,950 to $13,000. Your central heat pump installation cost includes your new equipment plus labour, before tax.

Prices vary according to the size of your home and your local climate, which will determine the size and output of the central heat pump your installer will recommend. They will also consider any factors unique to your home that might affect installation or the equipment you need. Ask your installer as well whether any additional disposal fees may be applied to your project.

The following chart shows some of popular central heat pump options and some basic price information:

Model Name 2-ton Average Price 2-ton Price Range

3-ton Average Price

Trane XL16i $8,500 $7,900-$9,500 $9,500
Trane XV18 $11,200 $10,500-$13,000 $12,800
Trane XR14 $7,450

$6,950-$9,550

$8,790

For illustrative purposes only. Price figures shown are Canada-wide, Quebec excluded, and include labour. Taxes extra.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Central Heat Pump Installation Services from The Home Depot

A central heat pump keeps your home cool and reduces humidity during warmer months, then reverses function to heat your home during colder seasons. For an energy-efficient, single-unit home heating and cooling solution, consider central heat pump installation from a trusted Home Depot Installer.

Trusted Brands

For your next central heat pump installation, The Home Depot Home Services can help. The Home Depot Installs central heat pumps from top brands such as Trane®, Ameristar® and Comfortmaker®, each offering a combination of patented heating, cooling and air distribution technologies with quiet operation.

Energy Efficiency

A new, high-efficiency central heat pump can save you money. This is because a central heat pump, available with SEER cooling efficiency ratings as high as 18 and HSPF heating efficiency ratings as high as 10, uses patented, state-of-the art heating and cooling components to regulate temperature in your home while maximizing energy efficiency.

Central heat pumps are a clean, eco-friendly alternative to a gas furnace. They operate at peak efficiency in regions with mild to cool winters. As temperatures dip below zero degrees Celsius, heat pumps are often paired with a supplementary heating system – usually an air handler or even a gas furnace – to ensure optimal heat generation and distribution for your home. During your free, in-home consultation, your Installer will advise you on your best options for your central heat pump installation.

Trust a professional Home Depot Installer for your central heat pump installation. Request a free, in-home consultation, and a Home Depot Installer will help you find the right central heat pump for your home. You’ll get a no-charge central heat pump installation cost estimate, so you can get your project started right away. Your consultation will help the Installer determine whether additional installation work is needed, such as new ductwork or other supplementary equipment.