Diagram demonstrating how heat pumps functionHow do heat pumps work?

Heat pumps collect heat from the air, water, or ground outside your home and concentrate it for use inside. This makes the cool space cooler and the warm space warmer. Since they operate by moving heat instead of generating heat, heat pumps can provide similar heating and cooling at as little as one-quarter of the cost of operating a traditional furnace or air conditioner. The most common type of heat pump is the air-source heat pump, which transfers heat between your house and the outside air.

Why should I consider installing a heat pump?

  1. Today’s heat pumps can reduce your electricity use by an average of 30% – 60% compared to electric resistance heating such as furnaces and baseboard heaters.
  2. High-efficiency heat pumps dehumidify the air in your home better than standard central air conditioners. Resulting in less energy usage and greater comfort.
  3. For older homes without ducts, air-source heat pumps are also available in a ductless version called a mini-split heat pump.


Customer satisfaction with heat pump systems is very high. And with today’s hydro rates, they’re quickly becoming one of our most requested products. If you would like to learn more about heat pumps or other ways to lower your heating bills, contact Doyle Plumbing, Heating & Cooling.