An air-source heat pump is an energy-efficient heating and cooling unit for the home that performs best in areas with sub-freezing winter temperatures. The device works by transferring heat from the air rather than conve... More »

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In areas where winters and summers are fairly mild, heat pumps offer an affordable alternative to other heating and cooling systems. As temperatures become more extreme, however, their advantages wane. More »

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In areas where the need for heating and cooling is moderate, heat pumps help to save money on energy bills -- as much as 40 percent over an electric furnace, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Heat pumps also of... More »

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Installation of an air-source heat pump for an entire home ranges from $2,000 to $8,000, according to CostHelper. The price of a heat pump system varies widely based on whether or not duct work is already in place and th... More »

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Gibson central air conditioners consist of a cooling unit that utilizes a chemical called a refrigerant to absorb the heat from air in the home and pump in cooled air through a duct system. The system utilizes the home's... More »

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Information needed to buy a heat pump includes the size of the home, seasonal temperatures in the area and the local price of electricity, according to Furnace Compare. Another factor is if the heat pump is used as a pri... More »

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A heat pump may be the best way to heat a home for people living in climates where temperatures seldom drop below freezing as they are energy-efficient and produce a mild, even heat. Heat pumps are not as efficient in co... More »

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