Cold Climate Heat Pumps
An energy-efficient supplement to furnaces and air conditioners
A cold climate heat pump can heat and cool your home for a fraction of the cost of traditional heating and cooling systems. Together with your existing oil or propane heating system, these highly efficient and quiet heat pumps work even in sub-zero temperatures to comfortably heat your home. During summer these systems keep your home cool.
Like refrigerators, cold climate heat pumps use electricity to move heat from a cool space to a warm space, making the cool space cooler and the warm space warmer. During the heating season, heat pumps move heat from the cool outdoors into your warm house and during the cooling season, heat pumps move heat from your cool house into the warm outdoors. Because they move heat rather than generate heat, heat pumps can provide up to 3 times the amount of energy they consume. As a result, these systems can provide heat at a higher efficiency and lower cost than electric resistance heating, oil or propane heating systems. To learn more about what to look for when considering a cold climate heat pump, read the NEEP (Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships) Air Source Heat Pump Buying Guide.
The most common type of heat pump is the air-source heat pump, which transfers heat between your house and the outside air. High-efficiency heat pumps also dehumidify better than standard central air conditioners, resulting in less energy usage and more cooling comfort in summer months. However, operating an air-source heat pump correctly is important for comfort and energy ussage. Efficiency Vermont has published a great piece on how NOT to use heat pumps!
Whether you have a single uncomfortable room, you’re renovating your entire house, or you’re building a home from scratch, Mitsubishi Electric has a Zoned Comfort Solution™ that fits your unique needs. Because their systems focus on individual living spaces rather than treating every room the same, it’s more customizable, more energy efficient and easier to install.
Innovative INVERTER-driven compressor technology uses only the energy it needs to cool or heat your space. Your system smoothly responds to changes in indoor and outdoor temperatures to precisely control your comfort. This is unlike conventional systems that turn fully on and off with a bang. Not only can you maintain a consistently comfortable temperature, you can also lower your next energy bill.
Individual units allow you to regulate temperatures in the spaces you use. A toasty warm family room in winter, a fully air-conditioned sunroom in the summer; a functional basement or garage all year long. By optimizing the temperature in selected zones, you can achieve the level of comfort you want while decreasing energy consumption.
Discover how Mitsubishi Electric Hyper-Heating systems work to not only create year-round temperature control and comfort in your home, but save energy in the process. Watch the videos below for more information and demonstrations.
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