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Heat Pump Systems

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Our extensive manufacturer training in heat pump applications, design and installation, makes John Mills Electric your source for these environmentally-friendly systems. Whether you are looking for CCASHP, ASHP, a heating or cooling solution for a home, a residential add-on, or you need a Heat Pump system for a light commercial building, we can help. And unlike many heating and cooling contractors who are here one day and gone the next, you can rest assured knowing that John Mills Electric will be here to service and maintain your system for years to come.

Now is a great time to replace your old heating and cooling system with a heat pump system. NYSEG, National Grid and RGE customers can receive substantial rebates through the NYS Clean Heat Rebate Program if they purchase and install qualifying equipment through a participating contractor like John Mills Electric. For more information on the program, click here

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What Are The Advantages of Heat Pump Systems?

Heat pumps offer an energy-efficient alternative to furnaces and air conditioners for all climates. 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. 

During the heating season, heat pumps move heat from the cool outdoors into your warm house. During the cooling season, heat pumps move heat from your house into the outdoors. Because they transfer heat rather than generate heat, heat pumps can efficiently provide comfortable temperatures for your home. 

Energy Savings with Environmentally Friendly Heat Pumps

Heat Pumps are electrical devices that utilize the electrical grid to provide clean heat and cooling. So, if you want to "Go Green" and get away from fossil fuels for home heating, Heat Pumps are a great option. Because Heat Pumps move heat from one place to another rather than generating it, a heat pump uses less energy to warm your home than a conventional electric or gas system.

 In fact, many of them are efficient enough to earn the ENERGY STAR label. Even if you aren’t replacing your existing heating system as you add air conditioning, a heat pump can provide cooling in the summer and more efficiently cover some of the heating load of your home. In the coldest days of winter, even a small system can offset the operating cost of your main heating system.

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Heat Pump Systems: Your Questions Answered


Heat pumps use electricity to move heat, rather than generating it, making them highly energy-efficient. John Mills Electric, Inc. prioritizes the installation of energy-efficient systems, helping homeowners reduce their carbon footprint and lower energy bills with reliable heat pump technology.


John Mills Electric, Inc. assesses your home's size and insulation to determine the appropriate heat pump size. We customize installations for optimal efficiency, ensuring the system meets your specific heating and cooling needs. Trust us to provide tailored solutions that maximize comfort and energy savings.


Costs vary based on factors like the size of your home and the chosen heat pump model. John Mills Electric, Inc. provides detailed cost estimates, considering your specific requirements. While basic installations may start around $5,000, more comprehensive systems can range from $8,000 to $15,000 or more, ensuring a customized and transparent approach to your home's heating and cooling needs.


Ducted Air-Source Heat Pumps

The most common type of heat pump is the air-source heat pump, which transfers heat between your house and the outside air. Today's heat pump can reduce your electricity use for heating by approximately 50% compared to electric resistance heating such as furnaces and baseboard heaters. 

High-efficiency heat pumps also dehumidify better than standard central air conditioners, resulting in less energy usage and more cooling comfort in summer months. If you are replacing a central air conditioning system, heat pumps can work with the existing ducting in your home.

Ductless Air-Source Heat Pumps

For homes without ducts, air-source heat pumps are also available in a ductless version called a mini-split heat pump. In addition, a special type of air-source heat pump called a "reverse cycle chiller" generates hot and cold water rather than air, allowing it to be used with radiant floor heating systems in heating mode.

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