If you’re still using a furnace and air conditioner to heat and cool your home, now is a good time to consider switching to a heat pump. A heat pump can heat and cool your home efficiently using electricity as its energy source.
Types of Heat Pumps
All heat pumps offer energy efficient heating and cooling, but there are some differences between types of heat pumps:
Air source heat pumps connect to your ductwork to carry heated and cooled air throughout the home.
Ductless or mini-split
Ductless or mini-split heat pumps eliminate the need for ductwork and provide heating and cooling to a limited area, meaning you would install several units in a larger home.
Geothermal heat pumps require ductwork and transfer heat to and from the ground to heat and cool the home.
The Benefits of Heat Pumps
Upgrading to a heat pump to heat and cool your home can offer several benefits:
- Whole-home heating and cooling with one solution
- Energy savings of 30 to 40%
- Lower heating and cooling bills
- Greater home comfort with even temperatures
- Better home dehumidification
- Reduced reliance on fossil fuels