First off, an AC and a heat pump are pretty much the same thing.
Their only difference is that heat pumps can provide heating while air conditioners can’t.
Because AC’s can’t provide heating, you must use resistance heaters in the winter.
So when given the option between an AC paired with resistance heaters or heat pumps, we always suggest heat pumps for homeowners.
Heat pumps are more energy efficient. They can warm your house using very little energy. They also work great even with New England’s changing seasons.
Let’s take a closer look at how heat pumps are more efficient than central heat.
Can a heat pump really cut my heating bill in half?
Yes, a heat pump cuts electricity costs because they use less energy to produce more heat.
Heat pumps move heat. Central air creates heat.
And heat transfer requires less energy than heat creation.
Heat pumps are able to take a small amount of electrical energy and use it to move up to 3 times that amount in heat energy into your home. This is called being “300% efficient”.
Heat pumps are much more energy efficient and provide huge savings in electricity costs compared to Central Air.
The cost to install a heat pump can vary depending on the size of your house, the brand of pump, the contractors you choose for installation, etc.
Schedule your free estimate for heat pump installation
Now that you know a heat pump is a better solution for your home in the RI climate, you’re probably wondering how much it would cost you to install one in your home.
Schedule a free estimate online with Rhode Island Retrofit to get a quote on your heat pump installation.