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Finance info


no upfront costs

Your heat pump is paid for by NS Power, and then leased back to you on your monthly bill


Interest rate is 7% on 3-10 year term periods. At any time, you can pay the entire amount owing and walk away


At the end of the term of the lease, ownership of the lease is transferred to you for the bargain price of $1

NS Power offers low on-bill financing rates for an approved ductless heat pump system


The program is lease-to-own, and the system is yours free and clear after completing the financing term period you choose

With on-bill financing you may find that the savings in your overall energy expenses more than cover any financing charges on your power bill. You may even find yourself with some extra money in your pocket each month! 







Highlands is a licensed on-bill contractor with Nova Scotia Power 

easy process

We'll handle the application for you, with an answer back in about a week

Rebates info
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NS Power Financing Website


Efficiency Nova Scotia runs several programs to encourage Nova Scotians to switch to a more energy efficient heating and cooling source


Ductless heat pumps qualify for heating system rebates, provided they meet all specifications set by Efficiency NS, and are installed by a licensed contractor. 


Highlands Heat Pumps is both a recognized installer and all products we sell exceed their guidelines for:

  • Heating Capacity

  • HSPF 

  • COP @-15°C







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Efficiency NS Website

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  • How much can I save on energy costs with a mini-split system?
    The short answer is: significantly. There are several factors that come into play, but we typically save our clients several hundred dollars each year at a minimum, and thousands when they switch from older oil systems. The best thing to do is to reach out by phone or email and we can perform a cost savings for you.
  • How much does a mini-split system cost?
    It depends on size of your home, how many indoor units you would like and if you would like them on different outdoor units or not. Our systems start at $3,450, installed with warranty. There are cheaper systems on the market - but you'll get what you pay for. In our case we ONLY install systems that are built to perform and last in our climate and that come with a minimum manufacturer warranty of 10 yrs.
  • What if I don't want a piece of equipment on my wall?
    Inverters - or heads, as we call them - have come a long way in terms of design. We offer both white, low gloss and mirrored finish heads, and our team will offer great suggestions on a placement that is both functional and stylish. Ceiling units instead - called cassettes - that look like a vent may also be an option for you. However, these can only be installed in rooms with either attic space or a suspended ceiling above.
  • How loud do these get?
    Indoor units are made to be extremely quiet. The most sound you will hear from them is if you put the fan setting on high, and what you'll be hearing is air circulating from the inside fan. Outdoor units are also made to run super quiet. Proper installation and placement of the outdoor unit is key to helping your unit stay quiet.
  • How long does installation take?
    All in, about half a day from start to finish on average. We like to take our time and do everything by the book, and we won't leave without giving you a full tutorial on how to operate your system and empty the filters. We'll spend as much time as you need if you have questions that need answering.
  • How long before I can get something installed?
    In most cases we can install 2-4 weeks
  • How much does it cost to install a mini-split?
    A 1 unit system ranges from $3400 - $5900, depending on model and size


you can finance your heat pump on your NS power bill

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