Save money with energy-efficient heat pumps

High-efficiency electric heat pumps cost about half as much to run as regular gas furnaces. They work by keeping your home cool in warm weather and warm in cold weather. This way, you can stay comfortable all year long.

Follow these steps to select your heat pump

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Start with duct testing

Get your ducts tested anytime you install a heating, ventilation, or air conditioning (HVAC) product and during your annual HVAC service.

Leaky ducts can waste from 10 to 30 percent of the heated and cooled air in your home. By properly maintaining your ducts, you can ensure that the heated and cooled air in your home is not wasted. It will also help your HVAC system work better.

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Select a contractor

  • Use a qualified C-20 contractor or technician to install your HVAC equipment.
  • Ensure that your contractor applies for and receives a final inspection on your HVAC installation permits.
  • Meet the mandatory duct sealing requirements for your new HVAC system.

PLEASE NOTE: Consult a few contractors and get a few proposals for your central heat-pump project. Confirm your contractor’s license or find a licensed contractor in your area by consulting the Contractor's State License Board website or by calling 1-800-321-2752.

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Perform a refrigerant checkup

A system refrigerant checkup is a recommended service that can be performed when the equipment is first installed and during annual system checkups.

NOTE: A refrigerant tune-up can be conducted if the system check indicates that one is needed.

The tune-up can help ensure the following:

  • The system is properly charged with refrigerant.
  • The indoor coil has access to good airflow.
  • The duct system isn't damaged.

Only basic service needs such as changing filters and cleaning the outdoor unit are required annually to maintain system operation at peak performance levels.

For more assistance, call our Smarter Energy Line (SEL) at 1-800-933-9555.