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Discover Efficiency: Your Trusted Heat Pump Installers in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Are you looking for a way to save money and energy on your home heating and cooling? Do you want to enjoy year-round comfort and cleaner air in your home? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then a heat pump from Discover Efficiency may be your best solution.  With over a decade of experience, our team of Red Seal certified HVAC/R Journeymen are here to help you choose and install the right heat pump for your home.

What is a Heat Pump?

A heat pump is a system that transfers heat from one place to another using electricity. It can heat or cool a space by changing the direction of heat flow. A heat pump has two units, one outside and one inside, that are connected by pipes with a refrigerant. This way, you can heat your home in the winter and cool it in the summer with the same system.

Heat pumps in Nova Scotia are much more efficient than traditional heating methods in the province, such as oil or electric baseboards, and can significantly reduce your energy bills. They also improve the air quality in your home as they filter out dust, allergens, and other pollutants.


Types of Heat Pumps

There are different types of heat pumps available, depending on your home and your needs. At Discover Efficiency, we can install and service the following types of heat pumps:

  • Ducted heat pumps: These are the most common and affordable type of heat pumps, these heat pumps use ducts to distribute warm or cool air throughout the whole house. They are easy to install and can be used in most homes.

  • Ductless mini-split heat pumps: These are ideal for homes that do not have ductwork, or for rooms that need individual temperature control. They consist of an outdoor unit and one or more indoor units that are connected by a small pipe. They are quiet, compact, and efficient.

How Does a Heat Pump Save You Money?

A heat pump saves your money by using less electricity than conventional heating systems, and by harnessing “free” thermal energy.  Compared to electric baseboard heaters or oil furnaces, heat pumps are more energy-efficient, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly. However, heat pumps are not suitable for every situation, and you need to consider factors such as your insulation level, your existing heating system, installation costs, and rebates.

Heat pumps also save you money by providing both heating and cooling functions in one device, eliminating the need for separate systems and maintenance costs. A heat pump can also last longer than a furnace or an air conditioner, reducing the frequency of replacement.


How Much Could I Save by Installing a Heat Pump?

The amount of money you could save by installing a heat pump depends on several factors, such as:

  • The size of your home

  • Your local climate

  • How energy efficient your home is

  • How you currently heat your home

  • The type and efficiency of the heat pump you choose

  • The heat pump company you choose

A 2023 CBC report stated that “The federal study found that by installing a cold-climate air-source heat pump, Canadian households switching from an electric furnace would save an average of $700 to $1,900 a year in utility bills, and those with furnaces that run on heating oil would save $1,000 to $3,500 a year. That was despite the study using data from 2020, when oil prices were low “.


However, your actual savings may vary depending on your specific situation. To get an accurate estimate, contact us for a free consultation.

How Much Do Heat Pumps Cost?

The cost of a heat pump in Nova Scotia can vary significantly depending on the type, size, and brand of the unit, as well as the installation and service fees.  On the more affordable side, a mini-split ductless heat pump installation can cost as low as $4,000, whereas a larger ducted unit with installation can come with a significantly higher cost.  It depends on many factors such as the size of the heat pump, amount of units that need to be installed to properly heat your home, and if your home has special installation needs.


The good news is that ductless heat pumps are usually quicker and easier to install than other kinds of heating and air conditioning systems.  You may also qualify for rebates and zero-interest loans, visit our rebates page to see what federal and local programs you may qualify for in order to offset your heat pump costs.

You should also consider the long-term savings and benefits that a heat pump can provide. A heat pump can lower your energy bills, improve your comfort and air quality, and reduce your environmental impact.


What Brands Do You Have Available?

We proudly offer the full line of Tosot heat pump systems, which are known for their efficiency, reliability, affordability, and durability.  However, our team is able to work with almost any heat pump brand that you prefer. 


Tosot heat pumps are reliable and efficient, they are specifically built to last through Nova Scotia winters and the warmer summer months.  Tosot tests its heat pumps in the coldest climates and can heat your home with ease down to -33 degrees Celsius.  With high SEER and HSPF ratings, Tosot heat pumps allow you to enjoy unmatched comfort and exceptional energy efficiency.

What is the Installation Process?

The installation time frame varies depending on the type and size of the heat pump, the layout of your home or building, and the local codes and regulations. It typically takes one to two days to install and test the system.  Our process involves the following steps:


  1. Book A Free Estimate: Once you book a free quote, we will find a time that works for you for our HVAC technician to visit your home.  We will determine the optimal location for the indoor and outdoor units.

  2. Heat Pump Installation: If you move forward with our services, we will schedule a day to install the indoor and outdoor units, connecting them with refrigerant lines, electrical wires, and condensate drains.  We ensure that the ductwork is properly sized, sealed, and insulated to ensure optimal performance and efficiency.

  3. Testing & Calibration: Our team tests the system to ensure it functions properly. We check the system for leaks, electrical connections, refrigerant charge, airflow, and thermostat settings. The system is then calibrated and adjusted according to the manufacturer's specifications and the local climate conditions.

  4. Service & Cleanings: After installation and testing your new heat pump, our team schedules regular maintenance and cleanings with you, to ensure your heat pump continues to run efficiently.


How Can I Find A Qualified And Reliable Heat Pump Installer In My Area?

Discover Efficiency is your solution for a certified, insured, and 5-star reviewed heat pump contractor serving the Halifax Regional Municipality and East Hants in Nova Scotia.  We are a locally owned and operated HVAC company that specializes in heat pump installation, service, and repair. Discover Efficiency's owner is a red-seal certified, experienced, and friendly technician who can handle any heat pump project, big or small.

When you choose Discover Efficiency, you can expect:

  • Free, no-obligation quotes and consultations

  • Competitive and transparent pricing

  • High-quality Tosot heat pumps and other reputable brands

  • Professional and timely installation and service

  • Parts and compressor warranty and annual tune-up service

Contact Us Today For A Heat Pump Installation Quote

If you are ready to discover the benefits of a heat pump for your home, contact us today to schedule your free quote. We will assess your home, recommend the best type of heat pump for your needs, and provide you with a detailed estimate. We will also help you with any rebates or incentives that are available from Efficiency Nova Scotia or the federal government.


Don’t wait any longer, discover the difference with Discover Efficiency, your trusted heat pump installers in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Call us at 902-441-6748 or fill out our online form to request a free quote for a heat pump.

Ryan D.

“We had two pumps installed and Cameron was prompt with our initial inquiries and showed professionalism through our entire experience.
Great pricing and transparent communication further added to the positive experience. We are extremely happy with the product, customer service, and reliability that we received from Discover Efficiency HVAC."

Kaitlin V.

"We had a heat pump installed earlier this year and had a great experience. Cameron was easy to work with and took the extra time to answer all the questions we had about the unit. The installation process itself was easy, seamless and quick after having our estimate done. We specifically requested a unit that would qualify for the heat pump rebate and had no issues getting our rebate after Discover Efficiency ensured our unit would qualify before installation. The price was also great compared to other installers, highly recommend!"

Nicholas H.

Right from the beginning every step of the process dealing with Discovery Efficiency was very enjoyable for myself as a customer. Cameron was highly professional in everything he did; from answering all my questions to the work preformed I couldn’t be happier! If you want top quality service and products at very competitive prices from a trust worthy local business, look no further!
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