Spring Cleaning Checklist for Sellers

If you’re thinking about selling your house this spring, here are some things you’ll want to tackle before you list.

Spend your time on tasks that make it feel inviting, show it’s cared for, and boost your curb appeal.

To determine the full list of things you’ll want to tackle for your home, you need the opinion of a trusted expert. Partner with a real estate professional to help make sure your house shows well this season.


Four things to know about heat pumps

Four things to know about heat pumps

Heat pumps are an energy-efficient way of transferring heat in and out of a home. 

Here are four things you should know about heat pumps.

Heat pumps work like refrigerators

Refrigerators move heat energy from one place to another. A heat pump does this throughout a home, moving hot air out of the house in the summer and bringing warm air into the house in the winter. Air is heated and cooled through the evaporation and condensation cycles of a refrigerant. 

This unique design makes it both a heating system and an air conditioner.

Choose the heat pump that’s right for your home

There are several different styles of heat pumps. 

If you’re thinking about installing one, ask yourself:

  • Should you use your home’s existing ducts or does it make more sense to use a ventless option? 
  • What options are better for smaller homes or homes with open layouts? 
  • Is your home located in a colder climate?

Costs and rebates

The cost of installing and maintaining heat pumps can vary significantly depending on several factors like the type of heat pump, the size of your home, and other design and installation considerations. Make sure you receive and compare multiple quotes. 

Rebates are available. CleanBC Better Homes has a rebate search tool on their website that displays all available rebates for heat pump installations and more. 

Environmental benefits inside and outside the home

Heat pumps usually offer airflow and dehumidification controls, and many offer enhanced filtration systems to clean the air inside your home from pollutants, dust, and allergens. 

If your home is connected to BC’s electrical grid (as most are), a heat pump can help reduce your carbon footprint by about the same amount as not driving your car for approximately nine months. They use anywhere from a half to a third as much energy as electric baseboards or gas furnaces.

For more information, read CleanBC Better Homes heat pump information and FAQ page.

Categories:   #IMHOME CONTEST | Ambleside, West Vancouver Real Estate | Annual Pumpkin Patch | Blueridge NV, North Vancouver Real Estate | Boulevard Real Estate | Boulevard, North Vancouver Real Estate | building | canuck place adventure challenge | Capilano Highlands, North Vancouver Real Estate | Capilano NV, North Vancouver Real Estate | Central Coquitlam, Coquitlam Real Estate | Central Lonsdale, North Vancouver | Central Lonsdale, North Vancouver Real Estate | Coal Harbour, Vancouver West Real Estate | Common Property | conquer cancer lynn valley, ride to conquer cancer | Deep Cove, North Vancouver Real Estate | Dollarton, North Vancouver Real Estate | Downtown VW, Vancouver West Real Estate | Dundarave, West Vancouver Real Estate | False Creek North, Vancouver West Real Estate | Forest Hills NV, North Vancouver Real Estate | Grouse Woods, North Vancouver Real Estate | habitable area | Hamilton, North Vancouver Real Estate | Heritage Woods PM, Port Moody Real Estate | Indian River, North Vancouver Real Estate | interest rates | Lions Bay, West Vancouver Real Estate | live in lynn valley | Lower Lonsdale, North Vancouver Real Estate | Lynn Valley, North Vancouver Real Estate | Lynnmour, North Vancouver Real Estate | Maintenance Fees | Municipality | North Vancouver Real Estate | Northlands, North Vancouver Real Estate | Oil Tank Removal | permits | Princess Park, North Vancouver Real Estate | pumpkin patch 2012 | Queensbury, North Vancouver Real Estate | Real Estate | Renfrew VE, Vancouver East Real Estate | Roche Point, North Vancouver Real Estate | Strata | Strata Lot | Strata Property Act | Tempe, North Vancouver Real Estate | Unit Entitlement | Upper Lonsdale, North Vancouver Real Estate | VNVED, North Vancouver Real Estate | Westlynn Terrace, North Vancouver Real Estate | Westlynn, North Vancouver | Westlynn, North Vancouver Real Estate
Reciprocity Logo The data relating to real estate on this website comes in part from the MLS® Reciprocity program of either the Greater Vancouver REALTORS® (GVR), the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board (FVREB) or the Chilliwack and District Real Estate Board (CADREB). Real estate listings held by participating real estate firms are marked with the MLS® logo and detailed information about the listing includes the name of the listing agent. This representation is based in whole or part on data generated by either the GVR, the FVREB or the CADREB which assumes no responsibility for its accuracy. The materials contained on this page may not be reproduced without the express written consent of either the GVR, the FVREB or the CADREB.