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All-Electric Comfort in Every Season: Air Source Heat Pumps

ASHPs heat and cool your home – plus they’re efficient!

It’s the best of both worlds! Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHPs) provide home cooling and supplemental heating with less electricity than conventional air conditioners and furnaces. The technology concentrates heat in the air and moves it into your home (for heating when temperatures are mild such as during spring and fall), and outside (for cooling during the summer). ASHPs are one of the most effective ways to improve your home’s energy efficiency.

ASHPs can provide heat at temperatures as low as the single digits, and the technology continues to improve every year. An ASHP qualifies as an acceptable electric heat source for the Cooperative’s Dual Fuel Heating Program, which offers a lower EnergyWise® rate. In addition, Stearns Electric Association provides rebates up to $700 for members who install an ASHP. Contact our Energy Services department to learn more about air source heat pumps and other efficiency programs available. We will be offering a special spring promotion for new ASHP installations beginning April 1, 2020. Learn more in upcoming editions of the Power Connection.

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