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Why Are Heat Pumps So Efficient?

Heat pumps help you save money and energy. 

Schedule heat pump installation today! 


Heat pumps are one of the most efficient heating and cooling systems on the market, and by switching from a traditional furnace or boiler and air conditioner to a Mitsubishi Electric Heating & Air Conditioning heat pump, you can save a significant amount of money on your heating and cooling costs.

But how do heat pumps work, exactly? And what makes them so energy efficient? Here’s everything you need to know about the energy efficiency of heat pumps. 

How Do Heat Pumps Work? 

Part of what makes heat pumps so energy efficient is the way they function. 

Traditional heating systems, like furnaces and boilers, are combustion systems that generate heat by burning coal, gas, or oil. Heat pumps are different in that they don’t generate heat at all—they just move it. 

During the summer, heat pumps capture the heat that’s inside your home and pump it out to keep your living spaces cool. In the winter, the process is reversed—the heat pump extracts heat from the outside air and moves it into your home. You may be wondering how this works in the Massachusetts and New Hampshire climate, where winter temperatures can fall well below freezing. It’s hard to believe, but all air has some amount of heat in it, even when it’s freezing outside. Heat pumps use electricity and refrigerant to capture those trace amounts of heat and bring them into your home. Heat pumps from Mitsubishi Electric Heating & Air Conditioning use advanced technology to make this process work and are the best heat pumps for cold weather.

By transferring heat that already exists rather than generating heat, heat pumps operate in an extremely efficient manner. And because they have both heating and cooling settings, you can benefit from the extreme efficiency of a heat pump year-round. 

Advantages of Heat Pumps 

Thanks to their hyper-efficient, all-electric operation, heat pumps have many benefits: 

  • Extreme energy efficiency 

  • Lower heating and cooling costs 

  • Ductless options available 

  • Zoned heating and cooling 

  • Reduced carbon footprint 

Professional Heat Pump Installation in MA & NH

Want to slash your heating and cooling costs and improve your home’s energy efficiency? Kearney HVAC can help. We install mini splits and ducted heat pumps from Mitsubishi Electric Heating & Air Conditioning, and we’re proud to be a Mitsubishi Diamond Dealer. Our trained and certified HVAC techs know how to get the job done right, and we’ll make sure you are fully satisfied with the service you receive before considering the job complete. 

From the North Shore of Massachusetts to New Hampshire’s Seacoast region, we are the HVAC expert to trust with your heat pump installation. As a qualified Mass Save contractor, we can help Massachusetts homeowners get a Mass Save heat pump rebate worth up to $10,000 through the Mass Save Program

Looking for heat pump installation? Schedule a free consultation with the local pros at Kearney HVAC. Call 978-388-0845or contact us here to get started.