Air Source Heat Pumps

Stay warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer with cleaner air from state-of-the-art cold-climate air source heat pumps.

Cold-climate air source heat pumps can replace your existing heating and cooling systems or provide supplemental temperature control in targeted areas of your home. Make sure your air source heat pump is rated for cold climates before finalizing the purchase with your installer.

Benefits of a Cold-Climate Air Source Heat Pump

  • Cleaner & Safer: Unlike oil or propane, cold-climate air source heat pumps don’t require combustion of fossil fuels or fuel storage, eliminating the potential release of carbon monoxide while improving your home’s air quality.
  • Efficient Heating & Cooling: Heat pumps are very energy efficient — they extract more energy than they consume by moving the existing heat in the air into or out of your home.
  • Greater Comfort: Cold-climate air source heat pumps provide whisper-quiet, even heating and cooling regardless of the season.
  • Convenience & Longevity: Heat pumps last longer than conventional heating and cooling systems and require minimal maintenance. By switching to a heat pump, you’ll eliminate the need for a window AC, and, if you currently heat with oil or propane, you’ll never have to deal with the hassle of scheduling fuel deliveries again.

How Do Cold-Climate Air Source Heat Pumps Work?

Cold-climate air source heat pumps extract heat from the air outside and distribute it inside your home. During warmer months, this process is reversed to provide cooling by pulling heat out of your interior space. Air source heat pumps can be used to heat or cool single rooms and whole homes.

There are two different types of distribution methods for cold-climate air source heat pumps. While both are classified as air source heat pumps, they have different internal components and move the heat into your home in different ways:

Air-to-Air Air-to-Water

Works with either ductwork (air vents) or ductless heads like mini-splits.

More efficient at providing cooling than an air-to-water system.

Works with several types of water-based (also called hydronic) methods like wall or baseboard radiators, or radiant underfloor heating.

The heat from an air-to-water system will feel most similar to a fossil fuel boiler system. It provides consistent and even heating.

Can provide domestic hot water without the need for a separate system.

Always work with a NYS Clean Heat participating contractor to determine the best system for you.

Is a Cold-Climate Air Source Heat Pump Right for You?

Cold-climate air source heat pumps are best suited for apartments, additions, or rooms that always seem too hot or too cold, no matter what you do to the thermostat. If you have an existing duct system, consider a heat pump that replaces or supplements your existing heating system, while also replacing air conditioning in its entirety.