Types of Heat Pumps

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Types of Heat Pumps

Find the heat pump that's right for your home.


A ducted heat pump has one outdoor unit connected to an indoor unit. The heat is distributed from the unit through ductwork or vents into individual rooms, providing whole-house heating and cooling. 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.

Ductless HEAT PUMP

A ductless heat pump (or mini-split system) has one outdoor unit, but can have one or more indoor units.  Ductless heat pumps make 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.  Ductless room units can be installed just about anywhere to suit your interior design needs. They allow for room temperatures to be set to individual preferences throughout the home.

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 down to as low as -27°C. As the outdoor temperature drops, you may need to use your alternate heat source.

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°C still contains about 85% of the heat energy it contains at 21°C.


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.