Air source heat pumps are the cleaner, greener alternative to fossil fuels. Heat pumps can extract heat from the outside air even at extremely low temperatures (-17°F) and move this heat into your home through a reverse refrigeration cycle (imagine if you took a window air conditioner and flipped it around). Because they extract heat from the air rather than directly heating indoor air, they operate 2-3x more efficiently than electric baseboard heaters.
In the summertime, the system runs in reverse, extracting heat from your home and moving it outside, cooling your home at a rate 2x more efficient than window air conditioners.
Air source heat pumps can offer your home or business a variety of benefits:
Energy bill savings.
If you heat with propane, oil, or electric resistance heating, you could save hundreds of dollars a year on your heating bill by installing a heat pump.
ReVision Energy’s website has a helpful chart comparing heating costs of various fuels.
Efficient all-in-one heating and cooling.
Heat pumps provide heating, cooling, air filtration and dehumidification in the same system. Improve the comfort of your home year-round!
Heat pumps come in ductless and ducted varieties and can be installed to address different needs—whether you want to replace your existing system or just want to add heating or cooling to a one or a few rooms.
Lower your carbon footprint.
Recognized by the State as a clean heating and cooling technology, heat pumps will help you reduce your greenhouse gas emissions. Pair your heat pump with solar electricity and you can heat and cool your home with sunshine!
Learn more about Air Source Heat Pumps (Mass CEC).
Is a heat pump right for me?
Do you heat with oil, propane, or electric resistance and want to save on your energy bill?
Switching to a heat pump system could save you hundreds of dollars a year on your home heating bill even if you’re not ready to replace your whole system yet.
Do you want to add air conditioning and/or want to ditch the window units?
Ductless heat pumps can help you reclaim your windows from noisy window units and provide you with all of the benefits of a central air conditioning system without needing to spend thousands just to put in the ductwork!
Does your home have hot and/or cold spots?
No need to replace your whole system; a ductless heat pump can be installed in the zone of the hot or cold spot to provide extra heating or cooling.
Do you want to have more control over the temperature in individual rooms?
Ductless heat pumps are often referred to as “zoned” home comfort solutions. You can place multiple indoor units in different zones of your home so that you only need to heat or cool the room that you’re in.
Is your furnace or central AC system over 12 years old?
If so, your system may be approaching the end of its expected lifetime. Consider retiring your system early with a more efficient ducted or ductless heat pump.
Why pair solar electricity and heat pumps?
Solar PV and heat pumps are both energy-saving, clean energy technologies supported by a variety of incentives—and they’re a perfect fit together! Powering your heat pump with solar electricity will save you even more money! Solar electricity can be up to 40% cheaper than electricity purchased from your utility today. Combined with energy savings from heating and cooling with a heat pump, you’ll save even more on your home energy bill every year.
Lower your carbon footprint even more.
Heat pumps use heat from the air to heat and cool your home. Powering your heat pump with renewable, carbon-free solar electricity can allow you to go completely green!