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A heat pump is the most cost-effective option for home heating, but it is important for homeowners to ensure that the pump is installed correctly to ensure efficient heat production. Heat pumps utilize outside air to hea... More »

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According to The Christian Science Monitor, Natural gas is the cheapest way to heat a house, costing an average of $1,024 per year in the Northeast. Electric heat costs $1,135, and propane costs $2,386. More »

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According to Green Choices, heating a home with mains gas paired with an energy-efficient condensing boiler is likely to be the least expensive option, providing mains gas is available in an area. This is also one of the... More »

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A heat pump sizing chart uses the heating capacity of a heat pump combined with the average temperature of the area to determine the heating system required to maintain a comfortable temperature inside a home. A sizing c... More »

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A forced-air heating system uses a blower and ductwork to distribute heat from a central heat source to the rooms of a home. Possible heat sources include electrical resistance heating, a fuel-burning furnace or a heat p... More »

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An Amana packaged heat pump uses electricity as the primary energy source to transfer heat between the interior and exterior portions of a home. Heat pumps are used for both heating and cooling by removing heat or cold a... More »

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To install a heat pump, homeowners should install the condenser within the wall, locate and mount the air handler, set up the electrical components of the condenser and attach the pump and cover to the unit. A mini-split... More »

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