Will a Heat Pump Work for My Home?

Rising energy prices in 2023 mean it will cost you more to keep your Denver home cozy and comfortable.

Want a practical solution to lowering your utility bills? Install a heat pump.

According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), homes that use an ENERGY STAR® electric heat pump, on average, will spend less than $600 on heating the entire winter. That’s significantly less than the average home spends.

Plus, you reduce your home’s carbon footprint by using a heat pump rather than a gas furnace, helping to protect our state’s climate and natural resources.

Want to learn more about heat pumps and other home comfort services? Carrier Colorado makes it incredibly convenient to find the best heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) services for your home in Denver, CO, and the surrounding areas.

Click our Find a Dealer link and quickly connect to an authorized Carrier dealer in your neighborhood.

Will a Heat Pump Work for My Denver Home?

Absolutely. A Carrier dealer can replace your furnace and air conditioning unit with a high-efficiency heat pump to keep you comfortable year-round.

An air-source heat pump can easily connect to your existing air ducts. If your home does not have ductwork, you can install a ductless heat pump system called a mini-split.

How Does a Heat Pump Work?

Unlike a furnace that burns fuel to generate heat, a heat pump transfers heat from one location to another. In the summer, a heat pump works like a standard air conditioner: it uses a refrigerant to capture unwanted heat in your home and transfer it to the air outside.

By controlling the pressure of the refrigerant, an air conditioner can extract heat from your home, even on the hottest days.  

The process reverses itself in the winter. Even when the temperatures dip below freezing, there is still some heat energy in the air. Your heat pump uses refrigerant to extract the heat from the outdoors and transfer it to your home.

Can a Heat Pump Handle the Cold Weather in Colorado?

High-efficiency heat pumps on the market today use advanced compressors and refrigerants to provide comfort on the coldest days—even when the temperature dips below zero degrees.

You can also implement a dual-fuel strategy, using a standard gas furnace when the weather turns freezing—and then switching to your heat pump on more moderate winter days. Your Carrier specialist can help you decide the best heating strategy for your home.

Go Green!

An air-source heat pump can deliver up to three times more energy than the electricity it consumes. It can cut electricity use for heating in half compared to electric resistance heating such as furnaces and baseboard heaters.

Heat pumps are also good for the planet. An ENERGY STAR-certified model avoids more than 4,500 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions, on average, over the course of their life span compared to conventional systems.

Take Advantage of Tax Credits and Rebates

Under the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), you could receive up to $2,000 in federal tax credits on a qualifying heat pump. On top of that, you might also qualify for federal rebates depending on your household income.

Your Carrier expert can let you know which incentives are available to you and how to apply for them. There has never been a better time to make the switch from an AC and furnace to a heat pump!

Learn More About Heat Pumps

Click our Find a Dealer link in our Carrier Colorado directory to reach a Carrier dealer in your neighborhood. Switching to a heat pump saves money, reduces your energy use, and helps protect our planet!