Even outside of home upgrades like insulation and air sealing, your heating and cooling system takes on a lot of the responsibility when it comes to the overall health and comfort of your home! So how can you keep your Westchester County, lower Putnam County, or Fairfield County home comfortable in an efficient way, while also using a responsible and safe energy source like electricity? With a ducted heat pump system!
Healthy Home Energy & Consulting installs versatile and efficient heat pumps that can be connected to a new or existing system of ductwork, providing many benefits for the health, comfort, and safety of your home.
How a Heat Pump Works
The key to how an air source heat pump works is in heat transfer, instead of heat creation. Heat pumps can be installed as a replacement for your furnace, as a replacement for your air conditioner, or in some cases, both, and they are much more efficient than more traditional heating and air methods.
In heat pumps that provide cool air (heat pump air conditioners), heat is absorbed and removed from the indoor living space, making the cold air added by the heat pump that much more effective.
In heat pumps that provide heat (heat pump furnaces), heat is absorbed from the air outside (even in New York’s sub freezing temperatures) and is then amplified by an efficient heating process and sent indoors to heat your home.
For certain makes and models of heat pumps, you can utilize one heat pump for your heating and cooling needs!
Heat Pumps and Electrification
These heating and cooling systems are efficient and versatile, but another reason heat pumps are rising in popularity is that they do not use any fossil fuels. Municipalities all over the country are placing restrictions on natural gas, solidifying what could be an all-electric future. Switching to heat pumps is a step toward electrification and a reduced carbon footprint.
Common Heat Pump Questions
We get a lot of questions in regard to heat pumps, and heat pump installation. Have you ever wondered…
How Are Heat Pumps Different Than Mini Splits?
Heat pumps and mini splits (or mini split heat pumps) use the same process to heat and cool your home, but a mini split is a stand-alone piece of equipment that does not require ductwork.
Can a Ducted System Be Used for Heating and Cooling?
Yes, heat pumps come in heating, cooling, and combined options. Not sure what you will need? Our team can help you choose the right heat pump option.
Can I Use My Current Ductwork for a Heat Pump?
Yes, you can! However, the ductwork should first be examined for leaks or obstacles due to poor design. Leaky ductwork can damage your indoor air quality, as well as your new heat pump’s efficiency.
Are There Rebates or Financing Available for Heat Pump Installation?
Yes! New York state is offering the Clean Heat program which offers rebates on heat pumps distributed through your electric utility. You can also take advantage of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), Comfort Home program to take advantage of incentives on air sealing and insulation improvements. All aspects of your home’s upgrades can be financed through NYSERDA, so you can split the upfront cost into monthly payments!
Ask Us About Heat Pumps
If you suspect that your furnace, boiler, or air conditioner may be on its last leg, or you want to replace your heating and cooling equipment with something that is more efficient and resilient to the energy codes of the future, ask us about heat pumps today! Healthy Home Energy & Consulting can include a heat pump in your plans for a healthier, more comfortable home.
Ready to move forward with making your home a healthier place to live? Take the first step, with a Healthy Home Evaluation. Schedule yours today by calling 914-242-9733 or get in touch here.