Cold-Climate Heat Pumps

Cold-climate heat pumps (CCHPs) are the latest evolution in efficient air-source heat pump design. Thanks to an inverteror variable speed drivecompressor design, these heat pumps achieve high levels of efficiency even during the winter season. 

CCHPs operate with nearly 400% efficiency at 47°F or above. When temps drop to zero a CCHP will sustain efficiencies of about 200%. That means CCHPs deliver two to four units of heating energy for every one unit of energy consumed. CCHPs are so efficient they're able to provide up to 90% of space heating needs with an overall seasonal efficiency of 250%.

And just like other heat pumps, a CCHP doubles as a cooling system during the summer season.

CCHPs differ from standard air-source heat pumps in that they're:

  • Rated with a higher Heating Season Performance Factor (HSPF). (To qualify for our rebates look for an HSPF of 9 or higher in ducted systems and 10 or higher in ductless mini-split systems.)
  • Equipped with a variable capacity compressor, which gives them their incredible efficiency.
  • Installed with a crossover set point of approximately 0°F to ensure heating season operation.

Rebates available

CCHP rebates are available for qualified equipment installations. Rebates vary by state. Learn more.

Learn more

Contact our Idea Center or call 800-493-3299 to see if a CCHP is right for you.