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Heat Pumps 101: A Guide from Harmony Heating and Air Conditioning

Imagine perfect comfort in your own home, all year round, stepping from room to room without feeling chills or blasts of heat. Controlling the climate at the touch of a button so every room is the ideal temperature is always the dream. What if we not only said we could do this but that it wouldn't break the bank to make it happen?

Investing in a heat pump installation can fulfill this dream and offer total comfort for you and your family. Read on to learn more about how it works and how Harmony Heating & Air Conditioning can provide it for you.

The Basics: What Is a Heat Pump?

A heat pump is a device that works by transferring heat from one location to another, either from indoors to outdoors, or vice-versa. When doing this, it only uses a small amount of energy compared to many other systems, meaning it has a low cost to run.

While most systems, such as air conditioners, only cool the home, a heat pump works to either increase or decrease temperatures. This means it has year-round benefits.

How Does a Heat Pump Work?

These pumps work on the principle of heat exchange. They absorb heat from cold areas of the home and release it into warmer ones.

To do this, they use a refrigerant to capture this energy as it cycles through evaporation and condensation. The system can be complex. For this reason, hiring a professional company such as Harmony Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. to install a heat pump is often the best choice.

Common Types of Heat Pumps

There are many different devices that all perform their role in unique ways. The following may give you a better idea of which would be perfect for your home.


These are the most common types of residential heat pump systems. They draw heat from the air surrounding the home and are easier to install than many other systems. This makes them perfect for the average homeowner.


These also come with the name of geothermal pumps. They use the temperature of the Earth as a heat exchange medium. While they are much more efficient, you can expect them to have a higher installation cost due to their underground nature.


Combining the features of both air and ground sources for heat, they offer much more flexibility but also can cost as much as both put together. Dual-source systems act well as backup systems for one another should one need repairs or maintenance.

Ductless Mini-Splits

If you want room-by-room heating instead of a full home heating system, a ductless heating system may work better for you. They deliver warm or cool air and connect to an outdoor unit that contains a compressor and a fan. By employing refrigeration technology, they convert outdoor air into the temperature you need.

Professional Heat Pump Installation in Calgary from Harmony Heating & Air Conditioning Inc.

Now you fully understand these devices and what they can do for you, you might be interested in expert heat pump installation. Our team can consult with you about your home and its needs when it comes to updating it to modern standards.

We can help you navigate all your options to find the right device for you. So, get in touch with Harmony Heating & Air Conditioning today to get a free quote and enjoy the comfort of an energy-efficient home.


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