Air Source Heat pump

what is it and how does it work?

Air source heat pumps (ASHP)--often known as “mini-splits”--are electric appliances that provide heating and cooling by moving heat into a building (for heating) or out of a building (for cooling).

Today’s cold climate air source heat pumps can extract heat from the air all the way down to -13°F. In the summer, the process is reversed, and heat is absorbed from the cooler indoor air and moved to the warmer outdoor air.

As clean heating and cooling technologies, heat pumps can help you save on your energy bill and improve the comfort of your home, all while reducing your greenhouse gas emissions.

What are the benefits?

LOWER YOUR ENERGY BILL

Almost 75% of energy used in a typical New York home is for heating and cooling. Heat pumps can save you hundreds to thousands of dollars a year on your heating bill.

LOWER YOUR ENERGY BILL

Almost 75% of energy used in a typical New York home is for heating and cooling. Heat pumps can save you hundreds to thousands of dollars a year on your heating bill.

what will it look like in my home? 

DUCTLESS

Ductless air source heat pumps can be installed as a primary source of heating and cooling or installed to heat and cool specific rooms. This could include, for example, installing ductless units in the most frequently used rooms like family rooms or master bedrooms to displace heating or cooling from your existing system, or placing ductless units in rooms or new additions that never seem to be warm or cool enough.

DUCTED 

Ducted air source heat pumps have an outdoor unit that is connected to a building's ductwork, which is used to distribute heating or air conditioning throughout the home. Ducted (also known as central or unitary) use your home’s existing ductwork, though not all ductwork is sized adequately for heat pumps. A HeatSmart partner installer can tell you if your ductwork is sized adequately and what modifications may be necessary during a free site visit.

 
Rebates

This is an excellent time to upgrade to a heat pump system - the rebates have been recently increased! 

  • Most of these rebates can be combined, but please note to access the NYSERDA rebate, you must use a NYSERDA participating installer. 

  • Some rebates vary by location, scroll down to find your area. 

  • Your contractor can go over all the rebate options for your specific home and needs after he has visited your home for an assessment 

 

FEDERAL TAX CREDIT

Federal tax credits https://www.energystar.gov/about/federal_tax_credits/air_source_heat_pumps

                

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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