Heat pumps beat furnaces for energy savings and dehumidification

A heat pump, not a furnace, should be in your future. It requires less energy than a furnace, and it provides air-conditioning, too!

That’s the recommendation of the U.S. Department of Energy, which says, “Heat pumps offer an energy-efficient alternative to furnaces and air conditioners for all climates.”

Even better, you may qualify for $2,000 or more in tax credits to make the purchase price more palatable. Modern heat pumps keep a house heated even when the outdoor temperatures dip well below zero. And they double as air conditioners, keeping you cool in those sticky New York summers.

The $2,000 is available through the federal Inflation Reduction Act. State incentives can be found at https://cleanheat.ny.gov/find-available-rebates/

As the Energy Department notes: “Like your refrigerator, heat pumps use electricity to transfer heat from a cool space to a warm space, making the cool space cooler and the warm space warmer. During the heating season, heat pumps move heat from the cool outdoors into your warm house.  During the cooling season, heat pumps move heat from your house into the  outdoors. Because they transfer heat rather than generate heat, heat pumps can efficiently provide comfortable temperatures for your home.”

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