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Heat Pump Planner


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Need help determining the heat pump system that might be best for your home? Our Heat Pump Planner tool will help you learn more about heat pump technology, the types available, installation and operation costs, and questions to ask an installer.

You can download the full Heat Pump Planner [PDF] for more information about heat pumps and using the Planner, or discover the heat pump technology that might be the best for you by using the chart below.

Discover Heat Pump Options for Your Home

Answer the questions below and then use the chart to review some of the options that may be the best fit for your home.

What kind of home do you have? There are a variety of systems available that work in several types of homes.

Do you have forced-air heating? If your home currently has ducts for heating or cooling, these can often be reused for ducted heat pump systems. No ducts? No problem. There are many ductless options for heat pumps. Additionally, multi-zone systems can combine a variety of ducted or ductless indoor heating/cooling distribution systems from a single outdoor heat pump unit.

Home Type Existing Ductwork Ductless
Two Story Ducted Air Source [PDF] Ductless Air Source [PDF]
Ground Source (Geothermal) [PDF] Multi-zone Air Source [PDF]
Multi-zone Air Source [PDF]  
 Single Story Ducted Air Source [PDF] Ductless Air Source [PDF]
Ground Source (Geothermal) [PDF] Multi-zone Air Source [PDF]
 Manufactured Ducted Air Source [PDF] Ductless Air Source [PDF]
Townhome   Multi-zone Air Source [PDF]
 Flat (Within Townhome)   Ductless Air Source [PDF]


If you don’t see an example you are looking for on the chart, try looking at a similar house type. For example, there is no townhome example with existing ductwork, but you could look at a two-story home with ductwork to see that option. You may want to review other home types to see different heat pump options and always work with an installation contractor to design the best system for your home.


Incentives are available from your electric utility company when you work through a NYS Clean Heat participating contractor.