General FAQ

What is a gas-fired heat pump?A gas-fired heat pump (GHP) provides warm comfortable heating at exceptionally high efficiencies. Instead of simply burning natural gas or propane to directly heat air or water, a GHP uses the combustion heat to drive a thermodynamic cycle that extracts additional heat from the ambient outdoor air and adds it to the heat created from the natural gas/propane. This “free” heat from the ambient air increases the efficiency of a GHP and less fuel is used to provide the heat.
What are the benefits of a gas heat pump?A gas heat pump uses less fuel so less CO2 is emitted for heating. Using less fuel also saves you money. Similar to traditional gas furnaces and boilers, a GHP provides warm comfortable heating even when it is very cold outside. And because a GHP uses very little electricity, a small back-up generator can keep your heating system running in the event of a power outage. A GHP provides additional safety benefits since all combustion, refrigerant, and venting remains outside of the house.
Are gas heat pumps safe?Gas heat pumps have been safely used in residential and commercial applications for over 50 years. All of the combustion and refrigerant are located outdoors.
Why should I consider a gas heat pump?If you currently heat using natural gas or propane, a gas heat pump is a great way to lower your gas bills while maintaining or increasing the comfort you are used to. Additionally, by using less fuel you are emitting less CO2 – a win-win for you and the environment.
Where is a gas heat pump installed?The heat pump unit is located outside your home or commercial building, and is connected by standard PEX or copper piping to the indoor air-handler and/or water heater. A mixture of water and propylene glycol (for freeze protection) is transported within the piping.