Types of heat pumps
An air source heat pump can provide whole-house heating and cooling when it is fully-ducted throughout the home. These systems are ideal for new home construction, or added to existing forced-air systems. Adding a heat pump to a forced-air furnace will optimize the efficiency of the heating system.
A ductless heat pump (or mini-split system) makes a good retrofit to homes with “non-ducted” heating systems. Since they have no ducts, they avoid the energy losses associated with ductwork of central forced air systems.
how they work
Cool All Summer
During the warmer months, heat pumps work in reverse to keep your
home cool and comfortable by moving heat and humidity from inside your
home, outside. The heat pump unit acts as a fully equipped air
conditioner. They’re reliable, efficient, and offer the best of both
worlds with heating and cooling benefits all in one system.
Heat All Winter
Air-source heat pumps transfer heat energy from the air outside your home to the air inside. They’re very efficient, and work all winter,
down to as low as -30, when your alternate heat source takes over. There’s more than enough warmth in the air on a typical Nova Scotia
winter day for a heat pump to heat the average home. Air at -18 degrees still contains about 85% of the heat energy it contains at +21 degrees.
Installation, service and maintenance
A properly installed heat pump will maximize the efficiency of your system and provide years of heating and cooling comfort. We can recommend manufacturer-approved installers and quality heat pumps that are backed by comprehensive warranties. Once installed, arranging for a qualified firm to service the heat pump will keep it operating at peak efficiency and extend the life of the components. Annual service plans are available from heat pump contractors for approximately the same cost as furnace service plans.
Owning a heat pump can be convenient and affordable with easy financing on your power bill.
Find out more
Call us at 428-6774 in HRM or 1-800-428-6774 outside of HRM, weekdays, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.