What are the Benefits of a Heat Pump?

There are many options when it comes to heating and cooling your home. If you’re also looking to reduce your energy bills, a heat pump might be a great route to consider!

What are heat pumps?

Heat pumps use a single system to heat, cool, and dehumidify your home. In the winter, a heat pump transfers heat from outside of your home to the inside. In the summer, they do the opposite, transferring heat from inside your home and pushing it outside, so it acts as an air conditioner and dehumidifier. Talk about a multipurpose item!

What are the benefits?

They’re energy efficient. 

Heat pumps are much more energy efficient compared to other heating systems. Ductless heat pumps provide up to three times more heat than the energy they use, compared to baseboard heaters!

They’re versatile. 

Heat pumps don’t just heat, they also provide air conditioning in the summer and can help dehumidify your home on muggy days – important for living in Nova Scotia!

They require low maintenance and have low maintenance costs.

Aside from changing the filter, which are quite inexpensive, there isn’t much maintenance required with a heat pump.

There are two main types of heat pumps: ducted and ductless.


Ducted heat pumps run throughout the home via ducts. The benefit of these is that they provide air circulation to the entire house, using only one system! They are a popular choice for anyone who wants the system to be “invisible” for aesthetics, as there are no wall mounts required indoors.


Ductless heat pumps (or, you may hear these called mini-splts) are what you see in all the images in the post – the white rectangular mount on the walls. A benefit to mini-splits is that each system can run separately from the others, so you can control the environment in each area. They’re also easier to install in existing homes!

Heat pumps are a great choice, but ultimately the best heating system for your home depends on many factors. Our team can help you make the best choice for your project!