If you’ve been following us a while, you’ve probably heard us talk a lot about heat pumps. But what exactly are they and how do they work? Heat pumps can actually be used for both heating and cooling. Instead of creating heat by burning fossil fuels, they simply transfer, or ‘pump’, heat from one space to another. In the summer, they cool your home by moving heat outside, and in winter they warm your home by moving heat inside. This process works even in our cold New England winters.

If your current heating and cooling system is due for replacement or you’re tired of installing window air conditioning units every summer, a heat pump is a great option to consider.

  • Heat pumps actually cool your home more efficiently than window units and most central air conditioning systems.
  • Heat pumps can also be used to dehumidify your home and filter out allergens, which other cooling systems can’t do.
  • They also tend to be much quieter than traditional air conditioners.
  • Heat pumps can utilize your existing ductwork, and can also be ductless, making them a great option for homes or rooms without ductwork.

Not only are they a great alternative for cooling, but heating your home with a heat pump instead of oil or gas is one of the best ways to reduce your carbon footprint. Contact HeatSmart Newton today to learn more about making a switch, and be sure to register for our upcoming webinar on Thursday, July 21 at 7pm to hear all about the larger 2022 financial incentives that make installing heat pumps more affordable than ever before.

An outdoor heat pump condenser

A ductless indoor room unit.