Residential Electrical Services for A/C and Heat Pump Installation

If a ceiling fan (which we also install!) isn’t cutting through the heat for you, it may be time to bring in the big guns and get some proper air conditioning. Your local HVAC contractor can help you out with the bulk of the install. If you don’t already know one, ask us for some of our recommendations. But don’t forget you’ll need a good local Penticton electrician to help out too!

How do I decide between a heat pump and A/C?

If all of the jargon out there about heat pumps and air conditioners has got you confused, you’re not alone. Without getting technical, an air conditioner simply pulls heat out of your house and disposes of it outside. Air conditioners are typically more economical to install and maintain, but are less efficient and have higher electricity costs. Heat pumps do the same thing however, in the colder months can run in reverse and actually put heat back inside the home saving on your heating bill. Heat pumps have a higher upfront cost, but are more energy efficient in the long run.

Click here to learn more about the differences between heat pumps and air conditioners on our blog!

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What about my old thermostat? Will it still work with the new system?

Generally speaking, if you had cooling before, the existing thermostat may still work. However, in many cases it will need to be upgraded as well.

If you previously never had cooling, then almost certainly you will have to upgrade the controls…but that’s not a bad thing! Modern digital thermostatic control systems have come a long way from the old “set it and forget it” dial on the wall your parents had. They offer precise control, adding both comfort and energy savings to your home, sometimes up to 15%. Smart home thermostatic control systems are becoming more commonplace, and, when coupled with other smart home systems, such as security and lighting, can offer energy savings of as much as 30%!

If you’re considering an air conditioner or heat pump upgrade or would like to upgrade your control system to something more efficient, give the pros at Pilot Electric a call at 250-496-0003! We’ll send out a highly trained, local Penticton electrician to assess you situation and offer you solutions to fit your individual needs.

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“Robin was here yesterday (April 5th, 2018) to install a new built-in electric cooktop stove and to do two other small electric jobs. I have to say at the outset that I am not normally given to submitting testimonials. But I felt compelled given the outstanding service that Pilot Electric provided, to write this one. I was more than satisfied with both the work done and the manner in which it was accomplished. He was polite professional and very efficient and I would not hesitate to engage his services again.”
"Robin and the team at Pilot Electric exuded expertise, professionalism, reliability, prompt service and a positive attitude. They made the renovation of our entire house an A+ experience.  As issues arose they explained them clearly and provided effective resolutions.... keeping our project on time and budget... what more can you ask!"
"Robin at Pilot Electric Services was recommended to us a number of years ago when we were doing some renovations to our vacation home in Naramata. Since then, we have been very happy with Pilots expertise and service. Prior to us moving up to our home, we had a couple of small emergencies that needed attending to in a timely manner. Robin and Pilot Electric were always there for us, which gave us peace of mind!  We will continue to call upon Pilot Electric for anything that comes up in the future."
"Our home in Summerland had old aluminum wiring and we were in need of some serious Electrical upgrades throughout the house. We needed Pig Tailing done throughout as well as a new upgraded panel and the installation of some fixtures. This electrical work was something we were not looking forward to because of the cost, time and how invasive it would be to our living space. We had Pilot Electric do a hot tub installation 5 years before and were pleased with their work so we decided to go with them again. We expected this work would be a big headache. Instead, Robin and his crew were focused, hard working and efficient. They were reliable and courteous as they worked their way through our entire house. With no hesitation we highly recommend Robin and Pilot Electric. Trust is an important thing when you hire someone. If we were to give a Star Rating, 1 Star being the Worst and 5 Stars being the Best We would give Robin a 6 Top Notch In Every Way !!!"
"Robin at Pilot Electric came to me through a close friends recommendation. They fit my work into their busy schedule when I was under a time crunch.  They assessed the old house, told me what was needed, and completed the work in a timely manner. The electrician Pilot sent me was both professional and pleasant to work with. I have no hesitation in recommending Robin and Pilot Electric."
"Pilot Electric rescued us when our new house was nearing completion and had serious electrical issues. It made us realize that if we had started with them we would now have switches and outlets in logical places, lights that worked and nothing requiring retrofitting.  We highly recommend this firm."
"We would like to say how pleased we have been with Pilot Electric. Having recently moved here from Ontario (not knowing any local tradesmen) and faced with a house renovation, we have had Pilot in numerous times and have always relied on their advice and been extremely happy with the results. We wouldn't think of asking anyone else to do our electrical."