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Is a Heat Pump Right for Your Home?

An efficient option for ductless A/C and supplemental heating

heat pump installation Westwood, ma How old is your home? Many households we serve in Norfolk and Middlesex counties were built before central air conditioning became widely popular in the 1960s. These houses typically use a boiler system for heat in cooler months and don’t contain ductwork for forced air heating and cooling.

Unfortunately, some homeowners think that having no ducts means they can only use loud, inefficient window air conditioners. But Needham Oil Complete Heating & Cooling has a better long-term solution for cooling and even supplemental heat: an air source heat pump system.

What is a heat pump?

Heat pumps warm and cool your home by transferring heat between indoor and outdoor spaces. A ductless heat pump system has two primary components. There’s an outdoor compressor and an indoor air handler. A thin pipe connects these components through your wall, and multiple air handlers can connect to one compressor.

The indoor air handler draws in warm air from your home in the summer. The heat is expelled outside, and cooler air is blown back into your home.

In cooler months, this process reverses, with the outdoor compressor absorbing heat for the air and transferring it indoors. (Yes, there is heat even in cold air.)

Please note that heat pumps don’t produce heat on their own. They rely on heat from the air. These systems are the most effective at heating homes in the fall and early winter. Many customers prefer to use their oil-fired heating equipment as a backup when outdoor temperatures are below freezing.

Why should you consider a heat pump?

You can enjoy some fantastic benefits when you choose a ductless heat pump system, including the following:

  • Easy installation. We can typically get a heat pump system installed in a day, with only minor drilling to insert pipes and mounting equipment.
  • Discreet placement. We can place indoor equipment in discreet locations where it will provide effective cooling and heat while staying out of sight.
  • Efficient operation. Heat pumps offer money-saving efficiencies. They provide zoned heating and cooling so you can scale back temperatures in rooms you aren’t occupying. Plus, you don’t have to worry about losing A/C or heating because of leaky ducts.
  • Long service life. Proper maintenance means a heat pump system can last an astonishing 30 years.

You can receive substantial financial incentives for installing a heat pump.

If you’re considering a heat pump system, this is a magnificent time to take the plunge. You can receive considerable savings in the form of rebates and tax benefits.

Mass Save is offering rebates as high as $10,000 for air-source heat pumps.

On top of those rebates, you can qualify for a federal tax credit of up to $2,000 (thanks to the Inflation Reduction Act) when you install an ENERGY STAR-certified heat pump.

We are the heat pump experts!

As a certified Bryant Factory Authorized Dealer, Needham Oil Complete Heating & Cooling does more heat pump installations than just about anyone in the region. Once you get in touch with our team, we can identify a suitable ductless heating and cooling product from this industry-leading maker.

Let’s explore your heat pump options together. Contact us today for a FREE estimate.