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How Efficient Are Heat Pumps?

Heat pumps provide efficient heating & cooling.

Learn how much you can save with heat pump rebates!


As the weather turns cooler in Seacoast NH and the North Shore of Massachusetts, many homeowners are assessing their heating systems. If your heating bills seem to be going up each year, now is a good time to explore other options for heating, including Mitsubishi Electric heat pumps from the heating and cooling experts at Kearney HVAC. You may have heard about how efficient heat pumps are, but just how do they compare to traditional heating systems?

How Do Heat Pumps Work?

To understand why Mitsubishi Electric high efficiency heat pumps deliver energy savings, it’s important to understand how they work. Heat pumps warm and cool your home through the transfer of heat. In the summer, heat pumps absorb the heat from your indoor air and transfer it outside. In the winter, a heat pump extracts heat from outdoor air (yes, even cold winter air contains some heat) and carries it inside to warm the air in your house.

A heat pump is composed of two components: an outdoor unit and an indoor air handler, connected by a refrigerant line. With ductless mini-splits, the air handlers are installed directly in the rooms or areas of your home you’re looking to heat or cool, and you don’t need ductwork to use them. For whole house heating solutions, on the other hand, ducted Mitsubishi Electric heat pumps have the air handler connect right to your central ductwork system for whole home distribution.

The Key to Heat Pump Efficiency

Mitsubishi Electric heat pumps use electricity to transfer heat from one place to another, just enough to run the fans that move heat from one place to another. Furnaces and boilers burn fuel to create heat, which requires a lot more energy, and their efficiency usually ranges from 85% to 98% efficiency, depending on the age and model of your heating system. Heat pumps, on the other hand, can produce as much as 3 units of heat for every 1 unit of electricity, resulting in 300% efficiency!

Heat Pump Variable Fans Enhance Savings

Most furnaces have one speed fans — they’re either on or off. Mitsubishi Electric mini split heat pumps operate with variable speed fans to provide the exact amount of circulation to maintain desired temperature. As a result, heat pumps have an added element of efficiency by only using the fan in speeds and duration that’s required. Your furnace, on the other hand, fires up and runs at 100 percent until the thermostat tells it to shut down, which is less efficient and will generate higher energy costs.

Mini Split Heat Pump Installation

For Seacoast NH homeowners seeking to upgrade, the Mitsubishi Diamond Contractors at Kearney HVAC can handle ductless mini split heat pump installation quickly and with minimal disruption. And with Mitsubishi Electric 12-year warranty and expert heat pump service, you’ll rest easy knowing your home will be comfortable year round.

Explore Valuable Rebates for Heat Pump Upgrades

Some customers may qualify for Mass Save rebates of up to $10,000 for their heat pump installation. And to make it easy on your budget, Kearney can also help qualified customers take advantage of 0%, 7-year financing! You’ll be on the road to great savings and cozy comfort from your Mitsubishi Electric heat pump!

Efficient, energy saving heat pumps can keep your family warm! Call 978-388-0845or contact us today to learn more about mini-split heat pumps.