Why a Heat Pump?

Heat pumps are one of the best options for heating and cooling Nova Scotian homes, and they’re getting more popular every day. Not only do they deliver steady, even heat all winter and comfortable coolness all summer, they also save you money.

Ducted heat pumps

A ducted system has one outdoor unit connected to an indoor unit. The heat is distributed from the unit through ductwork or vents into individual rooms.

Ductless heat pumps

A ductless system has one outdoor unit, but can have one or more indoor units. 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.

What are my options?

If you heat your home with a forced air furnace, you already have ductwork or vents and may already be set up for a ducted heat pump.

Ductless heat pumps may be your best option if you:

  • Heat your home through hot water or electric baseboards, wood stoves, electric thermal storage, or space heaters (i.e. kerosene or propane).
  • Are adding on a room or converting basements or attics into living space.

Either way, you can look forward to easy, clean, and comfortable heating and cooling.

How energy efficient is your home?

Before considering your heating system options, we recommend you make sure your home’s insulation and air sealing are both adequate. The reasons for this are:

  • Better insulation and air sealing can help save you money on both equipment and operating costs by keeping that valuable heat inside.
  • Added comfort to your home (fewer drafts), reduce noise, and improve humidity control.
  • Air sealing and insulation are cost-effective upgrades that you can easily do on your own.

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