Special offer valid from April 1- June 30, 2020
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Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP)
ASHPs are an energy-efficient alternative to furnaces and air conditioners, even in colder climates and for those with moderate cooling needs. They're an attractive option because they are capable of providing efficient cooling and heating. The technology has evolved recently enabling this equipment to perform in cold climates like Minnesota. Specific models classified as Cold Climate Air Source Heat Pumps (ccASHP) provide effective heating with temperatures as low as -13°F.
Benefits of ASHPs:
- Increases the efficiency of your existing heating and cooling system and extends its life
- Provides energy-efficient heating and air conditioning
- Delivers 1.5–3 times more heating energy to a home than the electric energy it consumes
- Two setups - ductless or ducted - allow you to choose the best fit for your home
How does it work?
ASHPs use electricity to transfer energy between indoor and outdoor air. Because they move heat rather than generate heat, these systems typically consume less electricity than electric-resistance heating systems. In cooling mode, heat pumps function like an air conditioner, moving heat from inside to outside the home. In heating mode, the refrigerant flow is reversed to extract low-temperature heat from outdoors and deliver concentrated high-temperature heat to the home.
Ductless ASHPs don't require ductwork in your home. There is one outdoor condenser connected to one or more indoor air distribution units. Indoor units are typically mounted on the wall, floor or ceiling. The individually-controlled indoor units allow for zoned heating and cooling and maximize energy savings and comfort.
- Already heating with radiators, in-floor, or electric baseboard.
- Getting rid of window A/C units or adding home cooling.
Ducted ASHPs use existing ductwork to distribute heated and cooled air throughout your home. The outdoor condenser is connected to the indoor furnace's fan. Unlike central A/C units, central ASHPs provide both heating and cooling in a single system.
- Already heating with forced air (with ductwork in place).
- Replacing central A/C or adding it for the first time.
Smart Thermostats are thermostats that are connected to the internet and are responsible for controlling a home's heating and/or air conditioning system. Smart thermostats allow users to adjust heating settings from other internet-connected devices, such as a laptop or smartphones. Some smart thermostats also record internal/external temperatures, time the HVAC system has been running and can even notify you if your air filter needs to be replaced.
To receive the promotional incentive of $75, the thermostat must control an electric heat source and be communicating; customer has access to set points and can schedule from anywhere using a smart device (phone, tablet or computer).
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