National Grid Heat Pumps

The warmer, cooler,
 
cheaper, cleaner
 
way to heat and cool.

Using oil, propane, or electric resistance to heat and cool your home or business? There are better, more efficient options - clean heating and cooling technologies, like heat pumps, are making it possible for homes and businesses to stay comfortable year-round, save energy, and reduce their carbon footprint. Unlike conventional HVAC systems, heat pumps draw heat from the environment and move it indoors to heat or move it outdoors to cool a home or business.

What are the Benefits?

Heat pumps are smart and healthy options that bring many benefits to buildings of all types and sizes:

  • Warmer. Heat pumps spread the warmth more efficiently than conventional oil, propane, or electric resistance heating systems.
  • Cooler. Heat pumps cool more efficiently when summer temperatures climb.
  • Comfier and cozier. Heat pumps provide quiet, even heating and cooling throughout your home or business.
  • Easier. Heat pumps last longer than conventional furnaces and AC units and require minimal maintenance.
  • Cleaner, healthier, and safer. There is no combustion of fossil fuels, fuel storage, or carbon monoxide emissions associated with heat pumps.

What are the Options?

There are two primary types of heat pumps available–air source and ground source heat pumps. Incentives and rebates are available to help with the cost of installing these systems. Learn more about NYSERDA’s incentives for ground source heat pumps and National Grid's rebate program for all heat pump typesLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page..

Air Source Heat Pumps

Air source heat pumpsLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. extract heat from the air outside and distribute it inside your home or business. During warmer months, the process is reversed to provide cooling by pulling heat out of your interior space.

air source heat pump

Consider purchasing an air source heat pump, if you are:

  • Currently using oil, propane, or electric resistance for heating and cooling
  • Experiencing issues with heating and/or cooling your space efficiently
  • Approaching end of life for your heating and cooling system
  • Making a minor renovation or addition to your home or business
Ground Source Heat Pumps

Ground source heat pumpsLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page., also referred to as geothermal heat pumps, extract heat from the ground during cold weather via an underground pipe system, which is then distributed throughout your home or business. During warmer months, the process is reversed to provide cooling.

diagram of a ground source heat pump

Consider purchasing a ground source heat pump, if you are:

  • Currently using oil, propane, or electric resistance for heating and cooling
  • Approaching end of life for your heating and cooling system
  • Undergoing a home renovation or new construction project

Contact a NYSERDA Heat Pump Program participating contractor to find out if a heat pump is right for you. Have questions? Contact us.

Some communities in New York State are participating in a program to adopt clean heating and cooling technologies. See if one is close to you.

NYSERDA is partnering with National Grid to bring New York State homes and businesses cleaner heating and cooling technologies.

 

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