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Air-Source Heating-and-Cooling Pumps

Learn how air-source heat pumps can provide clean, efficient heating and cooling for your home.

How it Works

While most heating systems burn fuel or utilize electric resistance, a heating-and-cooling pump moves existing heat from one place to another. Air-source heat pumps collect heat from the outdoor air, transfer it via an air exchanger, and distribute it inside. During the summer, the operation is reversed to cool your building by moving heat from indoors to outdoors.

Air-Source Heat Pump Benefits

  • Uses energy more effectively. Since air-source technology concentrates and transfers heat rather than generating it directly, heating-and-cooling pumps can deliver one-and-a-half to three times more heat energy to a home than the electrical energy they consume.
  • Dual heat-and-cooling system
  • Cost savings
  • Whisper quiet
  • Lower emissions
  • Filters and dehumidifies the air

Air-Source Pump Types

Central Air-Source

Carries cool and warm air through a building using a duct system. Central air-source systems are great for houses with central-air-conditioner systems that need to be replaced. They can also provide heat in the winter, supplementing your furnace and increasing its lifespan.

Ductless Mini-Split

For homes without ducts for central air conditioning or heating, ductless mini-splits are efficient, whisper-quiet, and can keep your home or business comfortably warm or cool without blocking a window.

Variable Refrigerant Flow

Like mini-splits, variable refrigerant flow (VRF) is composed of an outdoor unit that circulates refrigerant to one or multiple indoor units, allowing for simultaneous heating and cooling in different zones and personalized comfort control. Since just one outdoor compressor can control dozens of indoor units, VRF is a great option for multifamily or commercial buildings.

By using refrigerant to move heat throughout a building, as opposed to water or air, and adjusting the flow of refrigerant continually based on the energy needs of each indoor unit, VRF systems operate more efficiently than traditional HVAC systems.

Air-Source Rebates and Incentives

Ductless Mini-Split Rebates

Enjoy the benefits of a dual heating-and-cooling system that maintains a comfortable temperature without blocking a window. With several types to choose from, you can select the mini-split that best meets your home or business’s needs.

Residential Customer Rebate   Business Customer Rebate

Rebate for Air-Source Installers

Through April 1, 2020, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) will provide participating installers with $500 per qualified air-source heat pump system installed.

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Cash Incentives for Energy Efficiency Upgrades

We offer businesses cash incentives for installing energy efficient electric equipment, including VRFs. These upgrades can reduce your energy use and improve your bottom line.

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