Heat Pumps for Cold Climates

One system that keeps your home comfortable year-round.

The Cleaner, Better Way to Heat and Cool Your Home

Heat pumps give New Yorkers a level of comfort and efficiency that simply cannot be matched by other types of heating and cooling systems. They also don’t require homeowners to combust fossil fuels (like oil, propane, or natural gas) in their homes, which means heat pump owners can experience reduced health and safety risks. Across the State, thousands of homes have already switched to heat pumps designed to work in cold climates without the need for a backup heating system, even on cold North Country nights.

There are two types of heat pumps capable of heating homes across the State: geothermal (ground source) heat pumps, which extract heat from the ground during cold weather, and cold-climate air source heat pumps, which extract heat from the air outside and distribute it inside the home. During warmer months, these processes are reversed to remove the heat from indoor spaces and provide cooling.

When purchasing an air source heat pump for a New York home, it is important to always choose a model that is rated for a cold climate.

Fact vs. Fiction

There are a lot of myths out there about the reliability of heat pumps. However, these myths stem from outdated information. The cold-climate air source heat pumps available today are not the same heat pumps of the past. Modern, high-efficiency heat pumps can reliably meet your heating and cooling needs, even in a cold climate, like New York.

What do I need to know about heat pumps for cold climates?

Explore in-depth information about heat pumps for cold climates with videos, graphics, reports, and more.

Do heat pumps really work in cold climates?

Yes, they do! Answer your questions and debunk the myth that heat pumps don’t work in cold climates.

How will I heat and cool my home when the power goes out?

Information about staying comfortable during a power outage.

Isn’t it really expensive to heat with electricity?

Not necessarily. Using electricity to operate a heat pump is an affordable heating option.