Heat Pump Installation

We Install Highly-Efficient Heat Pumps Throughout The Oceanside Area

Heat Pump Installations In Parksville, Qualicum, Nanoose, and The Oceanside Area.

As a licensed and insured HVAC company, we specialize in providing top-tier heat pump installation services to residents of Qualicum Beach, Parksville, and Nanoose Bay on beautiful Vancouver Island.

We understand the unique climate considerations of our region and use this knowledge to deliver the most energy-efficient, cost-effective heating and cooling solutions to our customers. Our team of highly trained professionals is committed to exceptional customer service and meticulous attention to detail in every installation.

Whether you're upgrading your existing system or implementing a heat pump solution for the first time, we're here to ensure your home stays comfortable throughout the year, while also promoting energy efficiency and cost savings. Trust us with your heat pump installation - we're dedicated to enhancing your home comfort while providing impeccable service every step of the way.

Friesen's Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. is a full service and licensed HVAC contractor based out of Qualicum Beach and serving the entire Oceanside area including Qualicum, Parksville, Nanoose, and Nanaimo.  We specialize in heat pump installations for homes and businesses.


Heat Pump Rebates

Up To $9500
If You Qualify

Based on 29 Reviews

Wow .. if there was a button higher than 5/5 this company definitely would be top of our list. Long story short, we were running on emergency heat last 6 months misdiagnosed by another company, after some research hubby picked Fujitsu as being the most technically advanced heat pump. Mike helped me by offering a contact for rebates as well as moved some appointments to provide immediate professional installation as our house was chilly, amazing workmanship. Thanks so much guys, much appreciated!! PS our dogs loved them too, pet friendly as well 🙂

Evelyn Michor April 13, 2023

We had very good service from Mike. He's busy but came at exactly the scheduled time and fixed our heat-pump. Our previous service guys were ripping us off. Mike explained what needed to be done and charged us exactly as Quoted. No surprises. He's our goto guy now.

John McNulty April 2, 2023

Our furnace broke during a cold snap. Mike came out the same day, Friday afternoon, gave us an estimate, and started right away on Monday. There were some hardware issues with the new unit, and he had them replaced by the manufacturer as soon as he could, and worked hard and extra long to get everything going for us. He was very professional, knowledgeable and responsive, and seemed to really care about doing a great job and getting us out of the cold. We will continue to use his services for our property. Thanks Mike!

E Bett February 26, 2023

Mike installed a heat pump and header. Service was excellent, very efficient and cost effective compared to WESTILE. System works very well. Mike also followed up in a timely manner (same day) when my receipt was misplaced, enabling me to apply for aFederal rebate.

jan nelms February 17, 2023

Mike is super capable and a pleasure to have at the house . Thanks for the great work

ken johnston February 17, 2023

Well done Mike and team! Prompt and professional. The project and transaction was simple and fast with no drama. We will definitely use you again. 🙂

Tyler Cody February 16, 2023

Heat Pump Installations In Qualicum Beach, Nanoose Bay, and Parksville, BC. Understanding Heat Pump Efficiency

Choosing a heat pump can be confusing with so many different ratings like SEER or HSPF and many home and business owners don't know what they mean.  Here are explanations of these ratings and how the apply to choosing the right heat pump for your needs.

SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio)

SEER is a measurement used to gauge the energy efficiency of a heat pump or air conditioning unit during its cooling operation. It's calculated by dividing the cooling output over a typical cooling season by the total electrical energy input during the same period. The higher the SEER rating, the more energy-efficient the system is.

For instance, a heat pump with a SEER rating of 18 is more energy-efficient than a unit with a SEER rating of 14. Heat pumps available on the Canadian market have SEER ratings that range widely, with some of the most energy-efficient models reaching into the high 20s or even low 30s.

HSPF (Heating Seasonal Performance Factor)

While SEER rates cooling efficiency, HSPF is used to measure the energy efficiency of a heat pump during its heating operation. It's calculated by dividing the total heating output over a typical heating season by the total electric energy input during the same timeframe. As with SEER, a higher HSPF rating indicates a more energy-efficient system.

Canada's Office of Energy Efficiency recommends that heat pumps have an HSPF of at least 7.1, but many heat pumps on the market exceed this minimum, offering even greater energy efficiency.

When choosing a heat pump, considering both SEER and HSPF ratings can give you a comprehensive understanding of the unit's overall energy efficiency. Units that are more efficient may cost more upfront but can offer significant energy cost savings over time.

Your specific climate and heating and cooling needs should also be taken into account. In British Columbia, especially on Vancouver Island where winters can be fairly mild and summers very warm, both a high SEER and HSPF rating can be beneficial for year-round comfort and efficiency.

Why Choose Friesen's Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. For Your Heat Pump Services?

We strive to provide the best, most efficient HVAC service for our customers. We are committed and truly care about providing you friendly, knowledgeable customer service. Often we can come out and service your heat pump system the same day you phone and we can schedule your appointment to a narrow time window. Your time is valuable and we recognize that! You’ll never have to wait an entire day for us.

Your specific heating, ventilation and air conditioning needs will vary depending on the size of your building or place of business. Friesen's Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. can come up with affordable solutions to meet your needs, with flexible payment terms and even financing packages so you can get your HVAC needs taken care of.

If your Heat Pump system needs repair, an overhaul, or replacement give Friesen's Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. a call today 250-714-5230 and we can schedule an appointment.

Why Install A Heat Pump?

Heat Pumps Are An Excellent Choice For Vancouver Islanders

Heat pumps are recognized as an extremely efficient method of heating, particularly when compared to traditional heating systems like gas or electric furnaces. Their high efficiency can be attributed to the fact that instead of generating heat, they simply transfer it from one place to another – specifically, from the outside of your home to the inside (or vice versa for cooling).

Here's a more in-depth look at how heat pumps offer greater efficiency:

1. Heat Transfer vs. Heat Generation:

The fundamental difference between heat pumps and other heating methods is how they produce heat. Traditional furnaces burn fuel or use electricity to generate heat, which requires a significant amount of energy. On the other hand, heat pumps use electricity to move existing heat from the outdoor air into your home. Even in cooler weather, there's still heat in the air that can be extracted by a heat pump. This process of moving heat, rather than creating it, is much more energy-efficient.

2. Versatility and Two-in-One Function:

Heat pumps can both heat and cool your home, eliminating the need for separate systems for each function. This dual capability can lead to cost savings, as you only need to install and maintain one system instead of two.

3. High SEER and HSPF Ratings:

As discussed previously, SEER and HSPF are measurements of a heat pump's efficiency. Heat pumps often have high SEER and HSPF ratings, indicating their superior energy efficiency compared to other heating methods.

For residents of Vancouver Island, with its temperate climate, heat pumps can be an excellent heating and cooling option. The mild winters mean that heat pumps can operate close to their optimal efficiency levels, as they don't have to work as hard to extract heat from the outside air.

While exact energy savings will depend on various factors, including the efficiency of your previous heating system and the efficiency rating of your new heat pump, switching to a heat pump could potentially cut your heating costs in half. This is a significant saving, especially considering the rising costs of energy.

Remember that regular maintenance of your heat pump is essential to keep it running efficiently. This includes cleaning or replacing filters, maintaining the outdoor unit, and having regular check-ups by a professional HVAC technician.

Finally, always consult with a professional HVAC company, such as Friesen's Heating & Air Conditioning, when considering a switch to a heat pump. We can provide tailored advice based on your specific home and heating needs to ensure you get the most efficient and cost-effective solution.

Questions About Heat Pumps?

The duration of heat pump installation can vary based on different factors, such as the type of heat pump being installed and the complexity of your home's layout or existing HVAC systems. Typically, we can install a heat pump in one to three days.

Heat pumps can be installed in most homes, but the ideal type of heat pump can depend on the home's existing heating/cooling system, the local climate, and the home's insulation. A professional HVAC assessment can help determine the best heat pump system for your needs.

The cost of heat pump installation on Vancouver Island can vary based on the type of heat pump, the complexity of the installation, and labor costs. On average, the cost can range from a $6000 to $12,000+. It's best to contact us so we can provide you with a detailed and accurate quote.

With regular maintenance, a heat pump can last between 10 to 15 years, on average. Some high-quality models may even last up to 20 years.

Regular maintenance for a heat pump includes cleaning or replacing filters, cleaning the outdoor unit, and having it inspected annually by a professional HVAC technician to ensure it's operating at peak efficiency.

Heat pumps are most efficient in moderate climates, but advancements in technology have made certain types of heat pumps, such as cold climate heat pumps, effective even in colder temperatures. Vancouver Island offers a temperate climate which is ideal for heat pump efficiency.

Most heat pumps come with a warranty that covers defects in manufacturing and craftsmanship. The length of the warranty can vary, but typically ranges from 5 to 10 years. It's important to fully understand the terms of your heat pump warranty, including what actions could potentially void it.  We can discuss these with you during an estimate.

While all heat pumps make some noise, the amount of noise can vary depending on the make and model. Many modern heat pumps are designed to operate quietly and may be quieter than your existing heating or cooling system.

If you choose a ducted heat pump system and you already have ductwork in your home, we will need to assess your existing ductwork's suitability. If your ductwork is in good condition, it may be possible to use it with your new heat pump.

Experience The Friesen's Difference

We're Not Like Every Other HVAC Company In The Oceanside Area

Licensed & Insured

We are properly licensed in BC and carry sufficient insurance to ensure your property is protected while we work.


Our team has many years of experience in the HVAC industry in British Columbia and Vancouver Island.

Competitive Pricing

We won't always be the lowest estimate but we'll always provide the best quality service and workmanship, and the most value.

Great Communication

We are excellent communicators and keep you in the loop at every stage of your project.

Rave Reviews

We have many happy clients who are absolutely thrilled with the work we've done for them.

Spotless Clean Up

You'll never know we were on your property aside from the more comfortable home or building we've left behind.

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