What is a Heat Pump?

Heat pumps

A heat pump is an efficient form of electrically based heating and cooling. Unlike other heating and cooling systems, which convert fuel or electricity directly into heat, a heat pump moves heat from one place to another, in the same manner as an air conditioner.


Even at relatively cold temperatures, the heat pump can extract heat from outside air (air source heat pump) or from the ground or ground water (ground source heat pump) to heat your home, though efficiencies diminish as temperatures cool. During warm summer days it will function in reverse and provide cooling.


Sales, Service, Installs and Custom Designed Systems:


  • Trane Residential Heat Pumps and Air Conditioning Systems
  • Trane Residential Gas Furnaces
  • New construction and retrofit of existing HVAC systems
  • Service and warranty repairs for most manufacturers of residential HVAC equipment
  • Maintenance Programs available
  • Free In-Home evaluation and estimate on the install of a new heating and/or cooling system Contact Us


To ensure proper sizing of the heating/cooling system, we use industry approved heat load design computer software. Every system is custom tailored for that building.


Servicing Areas: Parksville, Qualicum, Nanaimo & Port Alberni

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