Air-source heat pumps provide both cooling and heating from the same unit. In the summer, the unit removes heat from your home and sends it outside. In the winter, the process is reversed, and the heat pump actually takes heat from the outside air (it works down to about 10 degress) and sends it into your home.
Air-source heat pumps operate at about 250% efficiency on the heating side (compared to about 94% for a high efficiency propane furnace.) The cooling side could save you up to 40% on your current cooling costs.
Since air-source heat pumps require nominal backup heat, they are a great solution for retrofits – especially if you need to replace your existing air-conditioner. They are second only to geothermal systems in system efficiency and operating costs.
Air-Source Heat Pump Resources
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