The sponsors of the Mass Save® program just released a new rebate, up to $10,000, for the installation of a residential heat pump – and that has a lot of people talking in Massachusetts.

What is a heat pump?

An air-source heat pump is an all-electric system that heats and cools your home. It gathers warm air and pumps it where it needs to go.

During the summer, it takes the warmth from your house and pushes it outside. In the winter, it takes the heat from the outside air and places it inside your home to keep you warm.

Heat in the outside winter air? That’s right – there is heat to be collected in the air at all times of the year, even during the winter! Heat pumps are effective during every month of the year and even perform well in really cold New England temperatures like -20 degrees F.

Moving heat requires much less energy than generating it which is why it is such an efficient system.

What are the benefits of a heat pump?

Heat pumps are not only the future of energy efficiency, but they come with many benefits that positively impact consumers and their homes.

Heat pumps are convenient

No more worrying about two systems! A heat pump handles both the heating and cooling of your home, all in one system – without you doing anything!

Heat pumps are versatile

Heat pumps come in ducted and ductless versions to match a variety of floorplans and house sizes. You can go with whole-home electrification, or you can just heat and cool one room with a heat pump. Heating and cooling load measurements help to figure out which size and type of system is best for your home.

You can lower your carbon footprint

According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), “an air-source heat pump can deliver up to three times more heat energy to a home than the electrical energy it consumes.” There isn’t a better HVAC system on the market when we talk about decreasing carbon emissions.

There are heat pump rebates available

The sponsors of the Mass Save program are offering up to $10,000 in heat pump rebates to Massachusetts residents. There are also other incentives like 0% financing that make a heat pump more accessible for all.

They offer home comfort all year

One of the myths about heat pumps is that they can’t stand up to the weather changes that homeowners in Massachusetts experience. The truth is that they can handle a variety of temperatures and they’re designed to speed up and slow down automatically throughout the seasons.

You get improved air quality

Heat pumps are great at filtering and dehumidifying – and forget about gas leaks and potential carbon monoxide poisoning. With heat pumps, you get a healthier and safer home environment.

You can experience savings

The U.S. DOE states that “today’s heat pump can reduce your electricity use for heating by approximately 50% compared to electric resistance heating such as furnaces and baseboard heaters.” Depending on how you currently heat and cool your home, a heat pump could offer savings!

The maintenance is easy

Although the technology of a heat pump is more advanced than your typical furnace or central AC, it doesn’t require any extra maintenance. You’re probably already used to changing your air filters and keeping up with your preventative maintenance visits – so it’s pretty much the same!

Sales of air-source heat pumps are rising every year, and more homeowners are getting on board with making their home as efficient as it can be.

The state of Massachusetts is focusing on electrification over the next 3 years and consumers like you are a big part of reaching state goals.

If you want to get a no-cost quote for heat pumps in your home, call (781) 305-3319 or click here to set up a Heating & Cooling Consultation. A heating and cooling specialist will come out to your home at no-cost and give you all the information you need to make the best decision for your home.

No matter which benefit of a heat pump you connect with the most, the important part is that we’re all working together to make our community a greener place to live and it’s our pleasure at HomeWorks Energy to help you take the next steps to a more energy-efficient home.