Air Source Heat Pumps Why Buy an Air Source Heat Pump? According to ENERGY STAR®, nearly half of the energy used in your home goes to heating and cooling. Air source heat pumps offer an energy-efficient alternative to conventional systems and can provide up to 100 percent of your heating and cooling needs. They work by drawing heat from the environment and moving it indoors to heat your home in the winter or moving it outdoors to cool your home during the summer months. According to ENERGY STAR, air source heat pumps offer many benefits, including: Cutting heating costs compared to conventional heating systems. An ENERGY STAR certified ASHP can provide heating for approximately 1/3 the cost of traditional electric baseboard heating, depending on where you live, and approximately 1/2 the cost of oil heat. An ASHP is so efficient it can deliver up to three times more heat energy to a home than the electrical energy it consumes. Reducing cooling costs compared to conventional room air conditioners. During the summer months, a central ASHP automatically becomes a central air conditioner, and with ENERGY STAR, you will have reduced cooling bills due to its highly efficient operation. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions. An ASHP is good for your home and good for the planet. ENERGY STAR certified models avoid more than 4,500 lbs of greenhouse gas emissions, on average, over the course of their lifespan compared to standard systems. Easy installation. A central ASHP uses existing ductwork in your home to deliver heating and cooling. In most climate zones, an ASHP can be installed as a drop-in replacement when either a central air conditioner or a furnace needs replacement. Heating and cooling in one system. ASHPs offer highly efficient heating and cooling in one integrated system.