Good News About Air-Source Heat Pumps
Updated: Mar 24
Because of new technologies and incentives, there has never been a better time to invest in a heat pump. According to Ross Welterlen, energy services engineering director for Corn Belt Power Cooperative, headquartered in Humboldt, Iowa:
“Today’s air-source heat pumps are not your father’s heat pumps.”
There are a variety of reasons why it’s time to take another look at air-source heat pumps (ASHPs). They are:
Much more energy efficient than other types of HVAC equipment such as fossil fuels (gas, oil, propane) and resistance electric units. ASHPs offer 200-250 percent efficiency in winter vs. gas, oil or propane units, which are only 80-97 percent efficient.
Powered by electricity, the cleaner energy source. Rather than creating energy, air-source heat pumps remove energy from the air, concentrate it and push the heat either into or out of your home to provide heating or cooling.
Able to provide year-round heating and cooling in the same unit. You don’t need to purchase a separate furnace and air conditioner.
Customizable with ductless or ducted units, allowing various configurations to heat and cool individual rooms, zones or your entire home.
Healthy and safe, with no worries about carbon monoxide or other gases, and the units can filter and dehumidify air to improve your home’s air quality.