Heat pumps are having a bit of a moment.
Once considered a novel and fringe technology, these home heating and cooling units are gaining in popularityand have been getting enthusiastic endorsements from many government officials.
Heat pump use in Canada has increased in recent years, and that shift may accelerate as a result of new federal cash to help households make the switch.
Heat pumps — which use electricity and don’t burn fossil fuels — are more efficient than traditional means of indoor climate control because they transfer warm and cold air rather than generate it.
Here is a visual to help you better understand how they work.