Heat Pump

A heat pump offers an energy-efficient alternative to single season systems such as furnaces and air conditioners. Heat pumps provides both your heat in winter and cool air in the summer. Because they move heat rather than generate heat, heat pumps can provide up to 4 times the amount of energy they consume. Your system will also filter the air as it circulates and dehumidify the air by extracting excess moisture from the home.

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How a Heat Pump Works

A heat pump is a machine or device that moves heat from one location to another. Most commonly, heat pumps draw heat from the air (air heat pump) or from the ground (ground source heat pump). Like your refrigerator, heat pumps use electricity to move heat from a cool space into a warm space, making the cool space cooler and the warm space warmer. During the heating season, heat pumps move heat from the cool outdoors into your house. During the cooling season, heat pumps move heat from your house into the warm outdoors.

Heat Pump
Heat pump outdoor unit.

Even on cold days, there is still more than enough warmth in the air to heat most homes. For extremely cold days heat pumps have an integrated backup source, usually electric, that can take over if there isn’t enough heat in the air to heat the home.

For more information and facts on heat pumps check out the website The Heat Pump Revolution by Nova Scotia Power.

To learn more about ground source heat pumps, check out our ground source page.

Ductless Heat Pumps

Don’t have existing ductwork and want something easier to install? Maybe ductless heat pumps are the best option for you.

Northumberland Heating and Air Conditioning uses Daikin for heat pumps but we can use other suppliers or brands on request.

Some of our information came from the Heat pumps set you free website.