Mini-split heating and cooling systems are a reliable and energy-efficient solution. Also known as ductless mini-split systems or heat pumps, they are an increasingly popular option for residential heating and cooling. They can enhance comfort and air quality while reducing energy costs. They also provide flexibility in how you heat and cool your co-op’s homes.
In this video, Airlux Heating and Air Conditioning explains what a heat pump is, how it works and it’s benefits. With recent advancements in technology, a heat pump has become the most efficient way to heat and cool your home, even in extreme temperatures. Since it’s up to 5 times more efficient many home owners and businesses are reduce their energy bills of up to 50%.
Here is a summary guide providing advice for housing co-ops interested in upgrading their current heating system to an air source heat pump system. You will learn about heat pumps and their benefits. You will also advice for planning and organizing a ground oriented or low-rise multi-unit residential building heat pump retrofit projects.
CHF BC’s group buying partnership with Airlux offers members products and services from a locally owned and operated company with a history of working with housing co-ops.
Airlux is a BC-owned and operated company that has specialized in providing heating and cooling solutions through heat pumps for over 16 years. They are registered Program Registered Contractor (PRC) through the Clean BC Better Homes Rebate Program. Some housing co-operatives that have worked with Airlux include H.W. Flesher (see case study below), Granville Gardens, Halston Hills and Riverside Landing.
This video shows examples of installation of Airlux multi-zone wall mounted air conditioners and heat pumps. It also list the top features of the units.
Here are 12 of their key advantages of mini-split systems:
Here is a summary guide providing advice for housing co-ops interested in upgrading their current heating system to an air source heat pump system.
You will learn about heat pumps and their benefits. You will also advice for planning and organizing a ground oriented or low-rise multi-unit residential building heat pump retrofit projects.
H.W. Flesher was one of the first housing co-operatives in B.C. to make a comprehensive switch to heat pumps. This is what the maintenance coordinator and vice-chair had to say about the experience of working with Airlux.
“My housing co-op chose Airlux over other equipment and installation suppliers because their price point, their commitment to service and their ability to deliver the products on our time schedule. Our experience with Airlux to date has been excellent. The project [went] going better than expected and the timeline being met.H.W. Flescher’s maintenance coordinator and vice-chair
The Airlux team [was] responsive to our input and open to feedback as well as work change requests due to sensitivity issues with some of our members. So far, a lot of people are reporting feeling warm for the first time in their apartments because of the Airlux heat pumps and savings on their Hydro bills of 30% and more. That’s huge for seniors on fixed incomes and for young families with limited incomes. “
The next video features a homeowner couple who installed a multi-split unit and two heat pump units in their home, along with an EV charger and panel upgrade. The installation was prompted by a program offering free money. The homeowners were pleasantly surprised by the benefits of the upgrades. These include consistent temperatures and improved heating efficiency, as well as the usefulness of air conditioning during a heatwave. The upgrades also allowed them to reduce their carbon footprint.
Mini-split heating and cooling systems are—all things considered—a dependable and energy-efficient option for housing co-operatives. They can improve household comfort and air quality while lowering energy bills and giving you choice over how you heat and cool your area.