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Heat pumps

Achieve comfort and enjoy cost savings with a high-efficiency heat pump system. There are several varieties of heat pumps to choose from depending on your needs and preferences.

How a heat pump saves you money

More efficient by moving heat rather than creating heat. It uses electricity and draws heat from the air outside of your home and moves it inside of your home.

Benefit from Westar's lower rates throughout the winter. From October to May, we have a declining rate structure, making it more economical to use electricity to heat your home.

In most cases, maintenance for a heat pump is the same as a standard central air system.

Types of heat pumps

Hybrid heat pump (Dual Fuel)

  • Identical to your air conditioner in the cooling season. In the heating season, utilizes electricity and gas to produce heat.
  • Reduced carbon footprint while using electricity.
  • Retains moisture in the air while heating. Traditional furnaces dry out the air in your home more quickly.
  • Like a hybrid electric vehicle, able to switch fuel sources The optimal settings will be set by your installer. Set your thermostat and the system will do all the work.
  • Increased efficiency could lead to cost savings

Electric heat pump

  • Serves all heating and cooling needs year round.
  • In the summer, cools like a high-efficiency air conditioner.
  • During moderate winter temperatures, serves as the primary heating source.
  • During the few days per year when the temperature drops below 25-30 degrees, electric heating strips work alongside the heat pump to comfortably warm your house.

Geothermal heat pump

  • High efficiency way to heat and cool your home.
  • Serves all heating and cooling needs and can be configured to serve hot water needs.
  • Uses the constant underground temperature to heat and cool your home.
  • Low life-cycle cost and longest life on the market.
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