Heat Pumps

Are you ready to upgrade the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system in your home?

Consider a heat pump.

Heat pumps have always been a popular choice with homeowners in warmer climates around the U.S. They are now becoming a force in the Midwest thanks to advances in heating technology.

Carrier Ohio can connect you to a nearby Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer in Columbus, Cleveland, Akron, and other parts of Ohio. The Carrier brand is one of the most trusted names in the HVAC industry, having served homes and businesses for over a century.

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What Is a Heat Pump and How Does It Work?

Unlike a gas furnace, electric heat pumps do not rely on combustion to generate warmth—they transfer heat to make your home comfortable.

A heat pump operates like an air conditioner in the summer, using refrigerant to extract heat from your indoor air and transfer it to the outdoors. In heating mode, it moves heat from outside to inside your home, keeping you warm and toasty.

  • Air-source heat pumps (ASHP) transfer heat to and from the outdoor air and are the most common models found in homes.
  • Geothermal heat pumps extract heat from underground or a water source, such as a pond. Geothermal systems cost more to install than air-source heat pumps but can reduce energy use by 30 to 60 percent , according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
  • Heat pumps use air ducts, so it's just a matter of removing your old equipment and installing a heat pump with minimal impact on your home.

The DOE estimates the typical homeowner in Ohio can save up to $500 a year on energy bills by switching to a heat pump. Plus, you can use your heat pump to heat water.

Do Heat Pumps Work Well in Cold Climates?

Yes! A new generation of cold climate heat pumps can provide 100 percent efficiency heating even when the temperature drops to 5 degrees Fahrenheit, making them a practical choice for our Midwest homes.

You can also pair your heat pump with your furnace. Use the furnace on the colder days and switch to a heat pump on more moderate days. The heat pump also serves as your AC. This dual-fuel strategy can save you hundreds of dollars in heating costs.

Along with keeping you cozy, a high-efficiency heat pump improves your home's indoor air quality (IAQ) and offers whisper-quiet sound performance.

What Are the Environmental Benefits of Using a Heat Pump?

Heat pumps do not burn fuel to generate heat, significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions and your home's carbon footprint. Energy efficiency is the primary reason state and federal financial incentives are available to purchase a heat pump.

Are Tax Credits Available to Purchase a Heat Pump?

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), signed into law in 2022 to promote energy-efficient homes and lifestyles, offers a tax credit of up to $2,000 on heat pumps available through 2032.

The IRA expects to roll out an income-based rebate program in 2024 that offers up to $8,000 for heat pump purchases to qualifying households.

Your local Carrier dealer can also help you with money-saving energy rebates offered through Ohio.

Heat Pump Installation and Replacement

Need a new heat pump? Let Carrier Ohio help you find a team of certified Carrier technicians to recommend and install the right heat pump for your home.

No HVAC system is one-size-fits-all. That's why our technicians will take comprehensive measurements of your living space to ensure the heat pump we install is correctly sized. This ensures your heat pump will last longer and perform at peak efficiency.

Carrier experts bring years of experience and a friendly demeanor to every service call. They will always provide you with an up-front estimate and warranty on all work.

Carrier Factory Authorized Dealers offer convenient financing options and maintenance plans to help you get the most value from your HVAC investment.

Heat Pump Repair

There's never a convenient time to lose heating or cooling. Luckily, you can quickly find a nearby Carrier dealer through our directory if you need a repair.

Schedule a heat pump repair if you notice:

  • Strange smells or noises
  • Short cycling
  • Frost layer on the outside of the unit (freeze-ups)
  • Patchy hot or cold spots inside your home
  • Unexplained increases in your energy bill

Your Carrier dealer will always keep you informed before beginning a repair. You will know the issue, the plan to fix it, and how much it will cost. Carrier dealers also offer 24/7 emergency repair services to be there for you.

Heat Pump Maintenance

A well-maintained heat pump will run efficiently for 15 to 20 years. Your heat pump gets heavy use—especially if it runs year-round for heating and cooling. That's why seasonal maintenance is a must for making your investment last.

Here are some of the many things your specialist will do during a checkup:

  • Clean condenser coils and condensate drain
  • Check for safe refrigerant levels
  • Inspect and tune up electrical connections

Make the Switch to a Heat Pump

Carrier Ohio has Carrier dealers who can help you make the switch to a heat pump when you are ready to replace the heating and cooling system in your home. Find A Dealer near your home to schedule a free consultation.