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What You Need to Know About Replacing Your Furnace With a Heat Pump

Thinking about replacing your furnace?

Heat pumps may be the key to a more comfortable home.



New England is known for its warm, pleasant summers and frigid winters. The range of weather here is why it’s important to have a reliable heating and cooling system. There are a variety of options currently available, but have you ever thought about replacing your furnace with a heat pump?

Heat pumps have become a common name in recent years when it comes to energy efficiency. With today’s models, like Mitsubishi Electric heat pumps, they are even efficient in below freezing temperatures! Kearney HVAC is an industry leader for heating and cooling in North Shore, MA and Seacoast, NH. If you’re wondering if heat pumps are right for your home, our team of experts can help guide you every step of the way.

Heat Pump vs Furnace

The biggest difference between a furnace and a heat pump is that a furnace creates heat while a heat pump transfers it. Furnaces generate heat with oil, natural gas, propane, or electricity where it is then transported throughout a duct system in your home via forced air.

Heat pumps do not use combustion or fuel to generate heat. Instead, they use a refrigerant to transfer heat in or out of your home, depending on where it is needed. This is what gives heat pumps the ability to both heat and cool your home.

Are Heat Pumps Worth It?

Mitsubishi Electric Heating & Cooling systems are perfect for Massachusetts and New Hampshire homes. Their innovative technologies can extract heat from temperatures as low as -13° F. Depending on your home, Kearney can install either a ductless heat pump or ducted heat pump to replace your furnace. Let’s look into some of the benefits heat pumps can provide.

Heat Pump vs Furnace Efficiency

Since heat pumps do not use a fuel source, they are extremely energy efficient. The amount of heat that they produce is more than the electricity they use because they move heat instead of creating it. Not only do heat pumps save energy, they are also safer to use by eliminating the risk of carbon monoxide leaks in your Seacoast home, which can happen with a furnace.

Cost of Replacing a Furnace With a Heat Pump

There are many financial benefits to installing a heat pump in your North Shore home. The exact cost of replacing a furnace with a heat pump can vary depending on your home and what style and model you choose. Call Kearney HVAC to request a consultation to determine what heating and cooling system is best for your Seacoast home.

Ducted heat pumps can connect to your existing ductwork, making installation easier and more affordable. Ductless heat pumps, also known as mini split heat pumps, give you the ability to customize the temperature in each room individually. This means you won’t spend money heating a room you aren’t using.

The operating cost and lifespan should also be considered when considering replacing your furnace with a heat pump. Homeowners will save on maintenance costs with a heat pump because there is only one system, not two. A regularly maintained Mitsubishi Electric heat pump can last 10-15 years.

Upgrade Your Heating System With Kearney HVAC

There’s no better time to start upgrading your North Shore home and replace your furnace with a ducted or mini split heat pump. As a Mitsubishi Electric Diamond Contractor, Kearney HVAC can provide you with added benefits when you upgrade your HVAC, like a 12-year warranty and an extended labor warranty. We can also help Massachusetts homeowners get up to $10,000 back with the Mass Save heat pump rebate.

Take your comfort to the next level and upgrade your furnace with Kearney HVAC. Call 978-992-3270 or contact us online.