Wise Home Energy installs air source ducted and ductless heat pumps throughout Monroe County and surrounding areas. These all-electric heating and cooling systems are some of the most efficient HVAC systems on the market today and offer homeowners several benefits, like lower energy bills and improved indoor air quality.
There are many types of heat pumps, with the main differences being where they source heat from. Ground source or geothermal heat pumps source heat from the ground while air source heat pumps extract heat from the air. At Wise Home Energy, we install cold-climate air source heat pumps, which have a lower upfront cost and easier installation when compared to geothermal.
How Air Source Heat Pumps Work
Heat pumps are so energy efficient because instead of creating heat via electricity or fossil fuel combustion, they transfer it. Working similarly to a traditional air conditioner in the summer, heat pumps take the heat from the air inside your home and transfer it outside using a compressed refrigerant line.
However, where heat pumps differ from an AC is that they can also work in reverse during the winter. At Wise Home Energy, we primarily install high-performance, cold climate Daikin heat pumps that are proven to extract heat from the outdoor air—even in below freezing temperatures—to keep your home cozy throughout the frigid New York winters. We can also install other heat pump brands, like Mitsubishi Electric, upon request.
Ducted vs. Ductless Heat Pumps
Ducted heat pumps are able to connect directly to your home’s central duct system to distribute conditioned air. They consist of an outdoor unit that circulates refrigerant and an indoor air handler that pumps conditioned air through your home’s ductwork. We often replace conventional furnaces and air conditioners with all-in-one ducted heat pumps.
Ductless heat pumps, sometimes referred to as mini splits, also have an outdoor unit that circulates refrigerant—however, they do not require a duct system. Instead of a single air handler that connects to ductwork, there are multiple handlers in different rooms or zones within a home.
Each handler on a mini split heat pump is connected to the unit and operates independent of the other handlers. This means that each zone can be set to a different temperature, offering room-by-room controls for maximum comfort and efficiency.
Why Install a Heat Pump?
There are many reasons to consider installing either a ducted or ductless heat pump in your home in Monroe County or surrounding areas, including:
More than half of a home’s energy usage is put towards heating and cooling, and heat pumps use significantly less energy than traditional heating systems. Depending on your existing heating fuel, upgrading your home’s HVAC system to an air source heat pump can reduce your heating bills by upwards of 50%!
Year Round Comfort
Since heat pumps can both heat and cool your home, you’ll be able to use it all year long. These all-in-one systems also mean that you’ll only have one system to maintain.
Heat Pumps Qualify for Incentives!
Because heat pumps are so much better for the environment, there are several incentives to make them more affordable. This includes up to $2,000 in federal tax credits for heat pumps, additional rebates through local utilities, and more. Wise can walk you through all of the available savings so you can be sure you’re maximizing your incentives. New York State and most utility companies have additional grants and rebates that we help our clients secure and pair with the tax credits.
Heat Pumps & Electrification
Many Rochester area homeowners are switching away from fossil fuel appliances in a process known as electrification—and heat pumps play a crucial role in this process with their all-electric operation. Electrifying your home creates a healthier living environment away from combustion-related pollutants and combats the constantly rising cost for oil and gas. Wise Home Energy has completed over 40 local whole home electrification projects and can help guide you to a cleaner, healthier future for your home.
The Wise Home Energy Heat Pump Process
Our technicians have years of experience and countless hours of continued education, enabling them to find the right heat pump for your heating and cooling needs. We start every home upgrade with a Wise Home Assessment to get a big picture view of how well your home is performing, which includes a look at your current energy usage, HVAC system, insulation, and more.
Before installing a new HVAC system of any kind, it’s important to first inspect your home’s insulation. Areas of significant energy loss can have a serious impact on the performance and lifespan of your heat pump by making it work harder than it needs to and put it through unnecessary wear and tear. Upgrading your home’s insulation can even decrease the load calculation for your heat pump, meaning you can install a smaller system without sacrificing your comfort.
Are you ready for a more reliable heating and cooling system in your home? Make the Wise choice and contact our team today!
Schedule your Wise Home Assessment today to get started. Call 585-270-5836 or contact us online.
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