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Choosing a Heat Pump System and Getting a Quote
Heat pumps are an excellent way to save on energy and make your home more comfortable. They are also a great investment for lowering your carbon footprint and contributing to a more sustainable environment.

Choosing a System and Getting a Quote
The cost of installing a heat pump can vary depending on your geographic location, the size of your home and whether or not you need ducts installed. A professional HVAC technician will be able to provide you with the most accurate costs for your specific situation.

Get multiple quotes and compare them to determine the best deal for you. Doing this will help you secure the most competitive rate and ensure that you are getting the best possible deal for your new heat pump system.

Ask about the warranty of the system and its labor. Typically, a 5-10 year manufacturer’s warranty and 1 year on labor is standard practice.

Installation is a three-step process: decide where your units will go, connect them and activate the heating or cooling function.

The installation of an air-source heat pump is similar to a gas furnace installation in that the equipment needs to be hooked up to your existing air ducts and your home’s electrical panel. The unit will also need to be hooked up to a thermostat.

Similarly, a ground-source heat pump requires the buried installation of underground loops that extract and store excess heat from the earth in winter and release it into your home in summer. These systems are more complicated than air-source models and should be designed and installed by a qualified contractor.