Heat pumps can efficiently heat in the winter and double as a cooling system in the summer, while lowering greenhouse gas emissions. Heat pumps are powered by electricity with no in-home fuel storage or carbon emissions.
Types of Heat Pumps
Air Source Heat Pumps
Air source heat pumps (commonly referred to as mini-splits) extract heat from the air outside and distribute it inside during the winter. During warmer months, this process is reversed to provide cooling.
Air to water heat pumps use the same concept as an air source heat pump for drawing out heat from the outdoor air. The difference is it delivers the heat via water piped through a home (rather than hot air).
Ground source heat pumps extract heat from the ground during cold weather and distribute it throughout your home. During warmer months, this process is reversed to provide cooling. This system is the most efficient type of heat pump.
Schedule a no-cost, virtual consultation with a Mass Save Decarbonization Specialist for guidance. You can also use our Heating Comparison Calculator to compare the annual costs and savings of different systems.
After an existing central air conditioner unit broke down, Dick decided to upgrade to a high-efficiency heat pump and use a smart thermostat—reducing his annual carbon dioxide emissions by 5.1 metric tons.