How to Choose Between Heat Pumps

If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed by all of the heat pump options in existence, you’re not alone. It’s why we’re here — to equip you with the information you need to make the most sensible decisions for your home. So let’s break down the difference between two kinds of heat pumps.

Air Source Heat Pumps

Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHPs) are an extremely efficient and cost-effective heating and cooling system for different size homes. They convert cool outside air into warm inside temperatures in the wintertime and then reverse the cycle in the summertime. ASHPs do all of this by leveraging home A/C units, and ASHPs, under the right conditions, can reduce home heating and cooling expenses by an estimated 50% while delivering up to 3x more heat energy. And if your home happens to be outfitted with solar panels, ASHPs can work in tandem with the solar panels to maximize heating and cooling, making ASHPs an inexpensive system to operate and run. If you’re looking to have a more energy-efficient and green household, the combination of ASHPs and solar panels can ultimately help you reduce your carbon footprint. And our goal is to help you find the high-efficiency equipment you’re looking for at a cost-effective price. Our partnership with Xcel Energy can help you save with nearly 30 rebates, rewards, and program opportunities, including rebates for air source heat pumps.

Heat Pump Water Heaters

Heat pump water heaters are often used to replace natural gas water heaters if homeowners want an electrical option compared to using natural gas. Heat pump water heaters use electricity, instead of gas, to heat water in a home. The heat pump in these water heaters uses a compressor to transfer heat from one place to another, making it an efficient system to use. By transferring heat, instead of creating it, you’re getting up to 400% efficiency compared to 100% efficiency. However, it is important to note that since the cost of electricity per unit of heat is 4x more expensive than gas, using a heat pump water heater by itself is not going to cause you to see a major reduction in your energy bills even though you’re operating more efficiently. But if you happen to use solar panels to create electricity, you will see a reduction in your energy bills. And if you’re looking to save even more, our partnership with Xcel Energy can help you save with nearly 30 rebates, rewards, and program opportunities, including rebates for heat pump water heaters.

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