How to Choose a Heat Pump

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Heating your home efficiently and cost-effectively is a top priority, especially as energy costs rise and environmental concerns grow. If you're contemplating an upgrade to your heating system, switching from a traditional system to a heat pump could be an excellent choice. 

Heat pumps offer increased energy efficiency and environmental friendliness, making them an attractive option for many homeowners. However, before starting this upgrade, there are crucial considerations, tips, and potential benefits to keep in mind.

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In recent times, Nova Scotians have been presented with a great opportunity to change the way they heat their homes. With the federal government's three-year pause on the carbon tax for heating oil and the availability of substantial rebates through programs like Efficiency Nova Scotia, transitioning to heat pumps has emerged as a compelling choice for homeowners in the province. Ducted and ductless heat pumps offer an energy-efficient, environmentally friendly alternative to traditional heating sources, promising substantial cost savings while reducing household’s carbon footprint.


When our experts visit potential clients' homes before installing a heat pump, it marks the beginning of a trusting partnership. They don't just assess a house; they lay the groundwork for a smooth installation, ensuring our clients are content with the installation process and the results.

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When it comes to heating and cooling your home efficiently, heat pumps are a popular choice. However, the decision between ducted and ductless heat pumps can be daunting. Each system has its advantages and disadvantages, making the choice crucial for your home's comfort and your wallet. Let’s break down the pros and cons to help you make an informed decision.
Heat Pumps
Installing a heat pump is an important investment that can enhance your home's comfort as well as its overall value. However, before you take the plunge into heat pump installation, it's essential to consider several factors to ensure you make the right choices for your home and budget.
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Ready Refrigeration is proud to be involved in a number of programs like HomeWarming across the province to help people stay warm. Our involvement in these programs allows us to leverage our years of experience and skills in heat pump installations to Nova Scotians in need of our services.
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Heat pumps are an extremely versatile and efficient source of home heating and cooling. While all heat pumps can provide heating for your home, not all are ideal for extremely cold climates.
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Heat pumps are a popular way of both heating and cooling. These are best used in temperate climates without the extreme up and down temperatures, like Atlantic Canada.

Ready Refrigeration aims to provide you with everything you need to know about heat pumps including the basics of how they work, how and why to choose one, and how to properly take care of your heat pump to maximize efficiency.

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Heat pumps are a great way to save money, stay comfortable all year and breathe cleaner air throughout your home or office. Heat pumps are an efficient, effective way to heat Nova Scotia homes, and getting one might be easier than you think.
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If you've been in the market for a heat pump for some time, by now, you're probably familiar with many of the details. You know that heat pumps will potentially save you hundreds on utility bills and provide a more comfortable environment.
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After visiting thousands of homes, we see many reasons why people don’t invest in a heat pump. Sometimes financials come into play, occasionally we see a home where the owner may not have the potential savings they had hoped for
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What type of system best suits your home, is determined from a short in-home visit with one of our representatives.