Three Reasons to Consider a Heat Pump for Your Home
- Sustainability. Heat pumps are electric and don’t burn fossil fuels like furnaces do, making them more environmentally responsible. In fact, heat pumps are becoming the HVAC industry go to for reducing consumers’ carbon footprints. Simply put, they’re better for people and the planet.
- Control. Two-stage and variable speed (more custom comfort options) heat pumps offer high-and low-stage heating to warm your space when outdoor weather changes; they operate more efficiently for longer periods of time at lower speeds and use less energy. Upgrade to variable speed for more precise temperature controls and more consistent comfort. Both options contribute to steady humidity levels too. Pro tip: your heat pump may blow cold air during a defrost cycle, this is normal. Warm air will return once the cycle is complete.
- Technology. Heat pumps today are more advanced than ever and handle both heating and cooling by redistributing air. Carrier’s Infinity® 24 Heat Pump with Greenspeed® Intelligence operates at temperatures down to -15 degrees Fahrenheit, making heat pumps an advanced solution for mild and colder climates. Do you get colder than that? Heat pumps can be combined with your gas furnace for a dual fuel system that is energy efficient and cost effective.
Ready to Buy a Heat Pump? Tips on Saving Money Before Meeting your Dealer
There are several factors that go into picking your dream heat pump. Size of your home, features you want, ductwork and climate all play into the cost of heat pump installation. With these factors in mind, heat pumps can range anywhere from $3,000 to $15,000 or more. For more information read our cost of a heat pump article.
Note: Carrier’s product pages offer price ranges at a glance ranging from “$ to $$$.”
With so many promotions running this time of year, how do you know if you’re getting a good deal on your new heat pump? Here are a few things to consider:
Rebates:When shopping Carrier’s heat pump offerings, rebates are listed below and next to the product. At the time of this publication, up to $1,300 in rebates are being offered for most units.
Federal tax credits:The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 includes tax credits that reward homeowners for purchasing certain high-efficiency HVAC equipment, including many of Carrier’s line of heat pumps. Up to $8,000 in tax credits are available for all-electric heat pumps.
Energy bill savings:Lower energy consumption means energy bill savings every year.
Financing:Carrier’s new EcoHome™ Program offers low-rate financing on eligible high-efficiency products such as Carrier’s Infinity® series. Purchasers may qualify for additional factory rebates during Carrier’s Cool Cash seasonal program.
Beyond the basics, today’s heat pumps offer new comfort-enhancing, energy-saving features that could help you reduce your heating costs. Take steps now to ensure you’re set for a cozy, comfortable winter season before demand is high and contact a local Carrier expert to learn more.