Electricity rates are getting out of control here in Long Island. With new PSEG rate changes and the introduction of “peak” usage hours, many homeowners in Nassau and Suffolk counties are looking for ways to save money on their energy bills. At Home Efficiency Experts, we install ducted and ductless mini split heat pumps, which the Department of Energy reports can help reduce electricity usage in a home by up to 65% compared to electric resistance furnaces and baseboard heaters. 

The electric grid is becoming less reliable every day, and these latest rate changes are only a glimpse of what’s to come. Here’s how heat pump installation can help protect you from the ever-rising cost of electricity without having to sacrifice your home comfort.

Energy Saving Heat Pump Benefits

Heat pumps move heat in or out of your home instead of creating it, allowing them to operate using significantly less energy than other HVAC systems. Another great thing about heat pumps is that they work to both heat and cool your home, providing year-round comfort. 

In the summer, a heat pump will remove the heat found inside your home, much like a traditional air conditioner (though still using less energy). The biggest difference, however, is during the winter when they extract heat from the outside air. Heat pumps can operate efficiently even in the subzero temperatures we see here in Long Island!

Ducted heat pumps can seamlessly connect to your home’s central duct system. Ducted heat pumps consist of an outdoor unit that circulates a line of refrigerant to bring heat where it’s needed in your home. The outdoor unit is connected to a single air handler that delivers conditioned air to your living spaces through your vents.

Ductless mini split heat pumps still have an outdoor unit to circulate refrigerant, but instead of connecting to a duct system, they connect to multiple air handlers throughout your home. Also referred to as cassettes, these air handlers are placed in different zones to deliver customizable warm or cool hair to each area.

Heat pumps also offer a wide range of other whole-home benefits, including:

  • Fossil fuel free
  • All-in-one heating & cooling
  • Safe & healthier indoor air quality
  • All-electric operation
  • Eligible for incentives like a $2,000 heat pump federal tax credit and PSEG rebates

How Insulation Helps with Heat Pump Installation

Before getting a heat pump installed in your Long Island home, it’s important to make sure your home is properly insulated first. Insulation and air sealing play a key role in the performance of any HVAC system, because they help your home maintain a comfortable temperature by reducing heat and air flow. This not only reduces the wear and tear on your heat pump, but it can lengthen the life of your system as well! 

Get Whole-Home Solutions with Home Efficiency Experts

We have over 18 years of experience helping Long Island homeowners save money on their energy bills and live in more comfortable homes, and we can help you too. It all starts with a free energy assessment to gain valuable insight into your home’s performance and find out where it has inefficiencies. From there, we’ll make recommendations on any needed improvements and help find the right heat pump heating and cooling system for your home. Ready to get started?

Schedule your free home energy assessment today. Call 631-406-9805 or contact us online.

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