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What is a Heat Pump?


A heat pump, when part of a central heating and cooling system, uses the outside air to be able to heat a home in winter and cool it in summer.

Heat pumps offer homeowners an energy-efficient alternative to furnaces and air conditioners for all climates. Think of a heat pump 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.

Air conditioner vs. heat pump: What’s the difference?

Heat pumps and air conditioners use the same technology to cool your home. They share the same energy-efficient features. There are just a few small technical differences between them. Heat pumps and air conditioners cool your home in the same way, with no real difference in comfort quality, energy efficiency, or energy costs.

The main difference between a heat pump system and an air conditioner system is that a heat pump can also heat your home, while an air conditioner can’t. An air conditioner must be paired with a furnace for a home to have full central heating and cooling.

Free Assessment


Don’t let your family or business get overheated this summer or left out in the cold this winter. Call Casco Bay Generators & Heat Pumps Today to schedule your free on site Heat pump assessment.

*Casco Bay Generators & Heat Pumps is proud to offer  Mitsubishi and Samsung heat pumps*