Heat Pump Replacement & Installation in Calgary

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What a Heat Pump Can do For Your Home Comfort

There are many types of HVAC systems on the market, but heat pumps are one of the lesser known options. They are extremely efficient and versatile systems that allow you to maintain a cool temperature in the summer as well as stay warm in the winter. If you’d like to learn more about how a heat pump can revolutionize your home comfort system, contact Shift Air Mechanical today and ask about our heat pump replacement & installation services.

How Does a Heat Pump Work?

An air-source heat pump uses advanced technology and the refrigeration cycle to both heat and cool your home by extracting heat energy from the surrounding environment and moving it to another location. In the winter, heat is extracted from the outdoor air and is moved to the inside to provide warmth and comfort. In the summer, heat energy is removed from indoor air and is moved to the outside of a home.

When considering if a heat pump is right for you, several important factors should be considered, including the size of the home and the local climate. The experts at Shift Air Mechanical can assist you in properly evaluating your specific needs and help you make the right decision.
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How Do You Know it’s Time to Replace Your Heat Pump?

There are many signs that point to a failing heat pump and tell you it is time for a replacement. If you are considering a heat pump installation, watch for these signs that help you decide when it is time:

  • Age: The average life expectancy for a heat pump is 12-15 years old, if yours is getting up there in age, it is time to start preparing for an inevitable replacement.
  • Efficiency: If you have noticed an increase in your energy bills, your aging heat pump is probably not performing as efficiently as it should. This isn’t a reason for replacement, but the rising energy costs on top of mounding repair bills will eventually justify consideration for replacement.
  • Repairs: If the cost of repairing the equipment equates to 1/3 or more the cost to replace – in most cases it’s better to replace.
  • Frequent Breakdowns: If your heat pump has been experiencing more frequent breakdowns, the inconvenience alone will leave you wanting a more reliable system.
  • Home Comfort: If your home just never seems to get comfortable enough, it could be that your current heat pump is undersized and is working too hard to meet your comfort demands.

The Installation Process

When you work with Shift Air Mechanical to install your new home comfort system, you can expect the installation process to be well thought out, extremely thorough and 100% seamless.

The Installation Process

When you work with Shift Air Mechanical to install your new home comfort system, you can expect the installation process to be well thought out, extremely thorough and 100% seamless.

Call (587) 851-6003 to discover the Shift Air Mechanical difference.

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The cost to change to a heat pump can vary depending on factors such as the size of the heat pump needed, the efficiency rating, installation requirements, and any additional work needed to adapt existing ductwork or electrical systems. On average, the cost of installing a new heat pump can range from $5,000 to $10,000, but this can vary based on individual circumstances and location.

In many cases, it is possible to simply replace an existing heat pump with a new one, especially if the ductwork and other components are in good condition. However, it’s important to have a professional HVAC technician assess the existing system to determine if a replacement is the best course of action.

Heat pumps typically have a lifespan of 10-15 years, but with proper maintenance, they can last up to 20 years. It’s recommended to have a professional HVAC technician inspect the heat pump regularly and assess its condition to determine if replacement is necessary.

If a heat pump is 20 years old, it may be approaching the end of its expected lifespan. Factors such as efficiency, repair costs, and overall performance should be considered. Consulting with a qualified HVAC professional can provide valuable insight into whether it’s time to replace the 20-year-old heat pump.

Yes, many regions offer energy-efficient incentives for upgrading to high-efficiency heat pumps. Check with local utility companies, government programs, or HVAC manufacturers for potential rebates, tax credits, or financing options to make your replacement more affordable.


In some cases, it’s possible to replace only the outdoor or indoor unit, known as a “partial replacement.” However, for optimal efficiency and performance, it’s often recommended to replace both components simultaneously. Discuss your specific situation with a qualified HVAC technician to determine the best course of action for your heat pump replacement.

Heat pump installation involves several steps, including assessing your home’s heating and cooling needs, selecting the right-sized unit, removing the old system, installing the new heat pump, and ensuring proper ductwork and electrical connections. A qualified HVAC technician will handle each step to ensure a smooth and efficient installation process.

The duration of a heat pump installation varies based on factors like the size of the unit, the complexity of the installation, and any necessary modifications. On average, a complete installation can take one to three days. Your HVAC professional will provide a more accurate estimate during the initial consultation.


While there are DIY-friendly projects, heat pump installation is a complex task that requires specialized knowledge and skills. Professional installation ensures proper sizing, placement, and connection, maximizing the efficiency and lifespan of your system. It also helps maintain manufacturer warranties and ensures compliance with local building codes.

Yes, preparation is essential. Clearing the installation area, ensuring proper insulation, and addressing any ductwork issues are crucial steps. Additionally, your HVAC technician will assess your electrical system to confirm it can support the new heat pump. Adequate preparation helps streamline the installation process and ensures optimal performance.