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Make the switch to a heat pump, the cleaner way to heat & cool your home. Generous rebates and low-interest financing are available.
Using oil, propane, gas, or electric baseboards to heat and cool your home? Heat pumps are a smarter, more efficient option to keep your home comfortable all year long no matter how extreme the temperature gets. These all-in-one heating and air conditioning systems are environmentally friendly, extremely efficient, and affordable to operate. Plus, installing a heat pump has never been more economical because New York State has partnered with Con Edison to offer rebates and low-interest financing options. There’s never been a better time to lower your energy use and stay comfortable all year long by getting a cold-climate heat pump.
Read on to learn more about the benefits of heat pumps, how they work, and the resources available to help you install one in your home or business.
Heat Pump Benefits
Dual Heating and Cooling: Heat pumps are designed to work efficiently in cold climates like New York – while also doubling as a cooling system in the summer.
Efficiency: The cost of heating and cooling your home with a heat pump is typically less than oil, propane, and electric baseboards.
Zoned Temperature Control: With a heat pump, you can individually control the heating and cooling preferences of different areas in your home.
Cleaner: There is no combustion of fossil fuels, fuel storage, or carbon monoxide emissions associated with heat pumps.
Easier: Heat pumps last longer than conventional heating and cooling systems and require minimal maintenance.
How They Work
Heat pumps can significantly lower your heating costs and double as a cooling system in the summer. These newer, more advanced technologies are designed to work well and keep you warm even through New York winters. Learn more about the benefits of switching to a heat pump.
Unlike conventional, less efficient heating and cooling systems, electric heat pumps draw heat from the environment and move it indoors to heat or move it outdoors to cool a home. There are two primary types of heat pumps: air source heat pumps and ground source heat pumps. Heat pumps require electricity to run, but deliver more energy than they use by concentrating and moving heat rather than generating it.
Air Source Heat Pumps
Air source heat pumps extract heat from the air outside and distribute it inside your home. During warmer months, this process is reversed to provide cooling by pulling heat out of your interior space. Air source heat pumps can be used to heat your whole house, or you can install smaller, ductless units to provide supplemental heating and cooling in specific rooms or areas.
Ground Source (Geothermal) Heat Pumps
Ground source heat pumps, also known as geothermal heat pumps, extract heat from the consistent ground temperature core during cold weather via an underground pipe system, which is then distributed throughout your home. During warmer months, the process is reversed to provide cooling. This system is the most efficient type of heat pump and will do all of the heating and cooling in your home.
Ready to see if a heat pump is a good option for your home? Visit our website to learn more about your options and take our simple quiz to determine which rebates and financing offers you’re eligible for. You may even qualify to have 100% of your upfront costs covered.