Heat Pump Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do heat pumps work?

    Heat Pumps have been around for many years but have more recently become a very common solution for heating and cooling your home year-round. Heat pumps extract heat from the outside air and bring it inside, warming the interior of your home. In the summer months, the process is reversed, leaving you with cool, comfortable temperatures indoors.

  • Do heat pumps take up a lot of room?

    No, heat pumps are designed to be unobtrusive in their size and style, with low noise levels.

  • How do you control a heat pump?

    A heat pump can be controlled by wall mounted controls or remote controls. You can set them on timers and adjust them manually.

  • How much can a heat pump save you money?

    Ductless mini-split heat pumps can save you up to 30-40 percent off your energy cost of a traditional forced air system.

  • What will a heat pump cost for my home?

    The cost of installing a heat pump in your home ranges in price depending on the model and size of the heat pump chosen and the complexity of the job. There are many brands out there with a big range in prices, however we choose to install only the best quality products. In our experience the cheaper heat pumps do not survive our winter months and are much less efficient. We carry three models of mini-split heat pumps, which includes Mitsubishi, LG, and Frigidaire. The prices vary depending on the job and model heat pump. For example, a single 12000 BTU unit will cost you in range of $2,200 up to $4,000 or more.

  • Can I finance?

    Financing is available for heat pump installs through Nova Scotia Power. You can finance for a term of 3 to 10 years and payments will appear on your current bill. Financing is also available through Efficiency Nova Scotia. Ask us for an application to apply for financing.

  • What maintenance is required?

    Heat pumps require very little maintenance to operate properly and to remain efficient. The homeowner is responsible to keep the indoor filters cleaned. These filters collect dirt and dust and should be washed under water or with a vacuum once every 2 to 3 months. The outdoor unit is required to remain clear of snow in the winter months, to prevent malfunctions or breakdowns. We also recommend an annual coil clean by a certified technician. The indoor coil will build-up with dirt and grime over time and should be sprayed with a special solution to clean without damaging it.


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