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.


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 Pump
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.

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Air Source Heat Pump
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.

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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 vs Air Source Heat Pumps
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. 
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Recommended For

  • Electrically heated homes getting duct sealing. 
  • Electrically heated homes with an operational exhaust fan. 
  • Electrically heated homes getting attic and underfloor insulation installed. 

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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.

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