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Heat pumps are the modern, all-electric way to heat and cool a home, designed to use a fraction of the energy that traditional HVAC systems do while offering the ability to both heat and cool for year-round comfort.

Home Energy Medics installs ducted heat pump and ductless mini-split heat pumps in homes throughout Northern Virginia, Maryland, and the greater metro DC area. High efficiency heating and cooling is a key component of our building science-oriented approach to home improvement services. Find out what makes our award-winning team different today!

How You Benefit from a Heat Pump in Your Home

  • Dual settings for both heating and cooling

  • High efficiency operation saves energy

  • Environmentally friendly

  • Healthier indoor air quality, no risk of carbon monoxide leaks

  • Ducted and ductless models available

Heat pumps have become a popular and efficient option for local homeowners. But what is a heat pump? Very simply, heat pumps move heat from one place to another, making it a versatile solution for both heating and cooling your home. Unlike traditional furnaces that generate heat, heat pumps simply take existing heat from one location and move them to another, making them a more energy-efficient choice.

In the summer, heat pumps work just like an air conditioner, removing heat from indoor air and dumping it outside. In the winter, the process is reversed, and a heat pump extracts heat from outdoor air (even very cold air contains some heat) and brings it inside to warm your indoor air.

Ducted Heat Pumps vs. Ductless Mini-Splits: Cutting Edge Heating and Cooling Technology Customized for Your Home

Home Energy Medics installs two types of heat pumps: ducted heat pumps and ductless mini splits.

Ducted Heat Pumps

These are ideal for homes with existing ductwork. They connect directly to your ductwork and deliver conditioned air through your vents, just like a forced air furnace or central AC.

Ductless Mini Splits

Mini-splits are perfect for homes without ductwork or as supplemental heating and cooling in rooms without duct access. These systems install directly in the area they are meant to keep comfortable, and allow you to control the temperature in individual rooms, offering flexibility and efficiency.

Heat Pumps as Part of Home Electrification Upgrades

Home electrification means switching from gas to electric, and one of the biggest sources of fossil fuel use in a home are space heating systems. Replacing a gas furnace with an electric heat pump not only supports environmental sustainability but also enhances energy efficiency.

However, it's important to note that transitioning to an electric heat pump may require changes to your home's electrical system. But rest assured—our team is skilled in electric panel upgrades too, making your home electrification project a breeze.

Incentives for Installing Heat Pumps

Because heat pumps are so energy efficient, there are many incentives available to make upgrading more affordable and accessible to homeowners, including:

  • Federal Tax Credits: Up to $2,000 in tax credits are available for heat pump installation.

  • Local Utility Rebates: Many local utilities, including BGE, Dominion Energy, and Pepco, offer rebates for energy-saving home improvements.

  • Financing Options: We provide financing solutions to make heat pump installation more affordable.

Home Energy Medics’ Holistic Approach to Home Improvement

As whole home experts, we offer a comprehensive range of services beyond heat pump installation. Our expertise includes:

But even though we are building science experts, our approach is always centered on solving problems for homeowners and the end result of our home improvement work: increased comfort, energy savings, and a healthier, safer living environment.

Upgrade your home with all electric heat pump installation from the local whole home professionals at Home Energy Medics. Contact us online or call us today (703) 447-5379 to schedule an appointment.

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There is a substantial amount of energy loss when your HVAC system works overtime to make up for leaks and gaps in your ductwork. In addition to increased energy bills, the unnecessary strain on your system can significantly shorten its lifespan or lead to costly repairs. Air duct leaks can also create indoor air quality issues by allowing dust, allergens, and other pollutants easy access to the air circulating through your home. Having properly sealed ducts keeps these pollutants out of the air you breathe and balances temperatures, leaving your home feeling more comfortable.


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