Pump Up Your Pocketbook with a Cold Climate Air Source Heat Pump
Electric heat pumps have been around for a long time, and they’re among the most efficient and comfortable ways to heat and cool your home. But now there’s something even better — and it can save you big dollars on your heating bills every winter. Plus, with rebates from Power Moves and your local electric cooperative, you can save even more right now.
It’s called a cold climate air source heat pump, and it’s an updated, more efficient version of the one you probably know about. Advancements in compressor technology allows these new models to gather up heat at much, much lower winter temperatures.
When it’s 47 degrees or above outside, cold climate heat pumps operate at nearly 400 percent efficiency. That is, they produce nearly four times the energy they consume. And even when the temperature outside drops to zero, a cold climate heat pump will still operate at about 200 percent efficiency.
And that means big savings for co-op members like you. If it costs you $400 to heat your home in a cold winter month with a traditional heat pump, a cold climate heat pump could drop that to $230 — a 43 percent savings.
Plus, just like traditional heat pumps, cold climate heat pumps are great air conditioners, keeping your home cool and comfortable when the weather’s warm.
As a co-op member, you may be eligible for rebates on a new cold climate heat pump. Cold climate heat pumps are available from several manufacturers, and you can check with the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnership to see if the heat pump you’re considering qualifies for rebates.
Or contact your energy advisor at your local electric cooperative. We’re here to help you choose the system that will keep you comfortable — and keep you saving — all year long.