Heat pumps have been in use in warmer climates for decades, but in the past few years have undergone a technology revolution and are now a great heat source in cold climates such as New England. These clean heating and cooling technologies can greatly reduce your greenhouse gas emissions, reduce your energy costs, and improve the comfort of your home. Watch a 3½ minute video of a Lincoln resident talking about the ASHP system in his home.
The majority of people who install an air-source heat pump in their home do so to obtain an improved level of comfort. Air-source heat pumps (ASHPs) can also provide cost-effective and energy-efficient heating and cooling for your home. While traditional systems burn fuel to create heat, a heat pump instead works by moving heat into or out of a home. Though they require electricity to operate, people who currently have conventional electric resistance or propane-fueled heating systems can save 50% - 70% on energy costs by heating with an air-source heat pump instead. At current fuel prices, oil heating households can save up to 30%. Rebates of up to $6,000 are available.