Heat Pumps Provide Year-Round Comfort
There’s more to a heat pump than the name suggests. Read on to learn more about how this energy-efficient technology can keep you warm in the winter and cool all summer.
HEATING AND COOLING YOUR HOME WITH A HEAT PUMP
If you’re looking for a way to beat the heat this summer or keep warm all winter, you might be surprised to learn that your best option is a heat pump. Not only are these a more energy-efficient alternative to a traditional electric furnace or heater, but they also provide air conditioning in warm weather.
Ductless Heat Pumps
Ductless Heat Pumps distribute heat from one or multiple indoor units installed throughout the home. They are very efficient, do not require ductwork, and give you the ability to control the temperature in different areas of your house.
Air Source Heat Pumps
Ducted Air Source Heat Pumps connect to your home’s existing air ducts. Heat pump technology allows the system to offer a more efficient alternative to traditional electric furnaces and plug in space heaters.
Depending on the type of home you have, you may be interested in a ductless heat pump or an air source heat pump.
|Ductless Heat Pumps||Air Source Heat Pumps|
|Compatible Home Conditions|
|Existing ductwork in good condition||x||✓|
|No existing ductwork||✓||x|
|Complex floor plan||x||✓|
|Open Floor Plan||✓||✓|
|Restricted space outside unit||✓||x|
|Provides consistent comfort||✓||✓|
|Air conditioning included||✓||✓|
|Noise level (indoor)||Low – Medium||Medium|
|Noise level (outdoor)||Medium||High|
|Rebates & Pricing|
|Utility rebates available (contact your local utility to find specific rebate amounts)||Up to $800||Up to $1,600|
|Typical installation cost||$3,500 to $6,000||Dependent on several factors|
|Total Energy Efficiency||Best||Good|
|Flexible, space-saving installation||✓||x|
|Handheld remote control included||✓||x|
|No ducting required||✓||x|
|Zonal control (heat or cool only the spaces you want to)||✓||x|
- Reduces pollutants entering from outside.
- Reduces noise from the surrounding environment.
- Fewer drafts, less moisture and less pest entry from crawl spaces, garages and attics.
- Improved insulation performance.
- More efficient heating and cooling.
- Electrically heated homes getting duct sealing.
- Electrically heated homes with an operational exhaust fan.
- Electrically heated homes getting attic and underfloor insulation installed.
Find a Contractor
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Connect with your local utility for incentives.
If you’re thinking about making an upgrade to your home’s energy efficiency and comfort, start by checking with your local utility for incentives.