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At What Temperature Does a Heat Pump Stop Working?

Yes, it’s true that heat pumps work in cold weather!

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That’s a great question, and one we hear a lot at Kearney HVAC! It’s been a long-time myth that heat pumps don’t work in northern climates like ours. The confusion arises from the way that heat pumps operate, but new, cutting edge heat pump technology in Mitsubishi Electric mini splits and heat pumps make them a logical and efficient choice for homeowners from the North Shore of Massachusetts to the New Hampshire Seacoast. 

How Do Heat Pumps Work?

First, it’s important to understand how heat pumps work. During the warmer months, heat pumps cool you down by absorbing heat from the air inside your home via a refrigerant line and moving it outside. In the winter, the process is reversed, and the heat pumps extract heat from the outside air, then bring it inside to keep you warm. But wait, you say, how can heat pumps get heat when it’s freezing outside? The answer is that heat pumps are very well tuned to extract even small amounts of heat in winter air to provide warm and efficient heat in your home. 

Enter Hyper Heat Technology for Advanced Efficiency

That said, heat pump efficiency decreases as the temperature gets very cold. What sets Mitsubishi Electric apart is its Hyper Heat technology, which gives their ducted heat pumps and mini-split heat pumps greater efficiency than their competitors in cold temperatures. In the coldest weather, Mitsubishi Electric heat pumps can continue delivering reliable heat when temperatures are as cold as -13° F!

Ducted Heat Pump or Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pump?

If you’re unsure about which type of Mitsubishi Electric heat pump is best for your Hampton, NH home, our heat pump experts can identify the system or combination that works best for your home design, lifestyle, and budget. Whatever you decide on, new heat pump installation is a breeze when you rely on the experts at Kearney HVAC! As a Mitsubishi Electric Diamond Contractor, we’ll be able to offer a comprehensive 12-year warranty, superior heat pump service, and special promotional benefits. 

Save Money and Qualify for Valuable Rebates!

When you team up with Kearney HVAC to install your Mitsubishi Electric heat pumps, you’ll be on the path for amazing energy savings. But the savings don’t stop there! Ask about our 0%, 7-year financing and see if you qualify for a Mass Save heat pump rebate worth up to $10,000. Your Kearney HVAC representative can walk you through the options and even help with the paperwork!

Start saving energy this winter with a new Mitsubishi Electric heat pump. Call 978-388-0845or contact us today to see what heating solution is best for you.