What is the advantage of installing an air-source heat pump in my home?

The majority of people who install an air-source heat pump in their home do so to obtain an improved level of comfort. For example, they may wish to add air conditioning to a home, or to better heat or cool parts of their home that weren’t adequately heated or cooled before. And, popular ductless heat pumps installed throughout a home are zone-friendly – you heat or cool only the rooms you need to.

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%. At current prices, natural gas-heating households won’t cut costs by using air source heat pumps.

Concordians also install heat pumps because the systems reduce carbon emissions due to heating by 30 – 70%. This is a result of the combined high efficiency of the heat pump technology and the relatively lower carbon content of electricity, compared to other heating fuels. Most households keep their existing heating system when they install heat pumps. On extremely cold days, the existing heating system supplements the heat provided by the heat pumps. The actual percentage of carbon reduction depends on the percentage of the home’s heating needs met by heat pumps, and the heating fuel being replaced.

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1. What is an air-source heat pump?
2. What is the advantage of installing an air-source heat pump in my home?
3. What does an air-source heat pump look like?
4. How can I learn more about air-source heat pumps?
5. Do the heating and/or cooling cost savings justify the additional upfront cost of installing heat pumps rather than conventional heating and/or cooling equipment?
6. How can I learn about the best air-source heat pump options for my home?
7. What questions should I ask potential air-source heat pump installers?
8. Who's eligible for a CMLP rebate?
9. How do I apply for the ASHP rebate?
10. How do I qualify for an income-based rebate?
11. How will I receive my rebate?
12. Does CMLP offer a special electric rate for heat pump users?
13. Does CMLP offer a rebate for the installation of geothermal (ground source or geo-exchange) heat pumps?
14. Who can I contact if I have more questions about CMLP's air-source heat pump rebate program?
15. Will CMLP be continuing its rebate program for air conditioning-only systems?
16. When will CMLP stop accepting applications for the previous Central A/C & Heat Pump rebate program?