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, CCHPs double as cooling systems 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. Minnesota and South Dakota customers may qualify for the following: 

Ductless mini split configuration

  • $500 per ton rebate for a ductless CCHP that has proof of the following ratings:
    • ENERGY STAR rated with HSPF of 10.0 or greater, or
    • 15.0 or greater SEER and 10.0 or greater HSPF.
    • This rebate is not limited by rate on which the unit is served.
  •  $400 per ton energy control rebate for a ductless CCHP when the unit is:

Ducted configuration

  • $700 per ton rebate for a ducted CCHP system that has proof of the following ratings:
    • ENERGY STAR rated with HSPF of 9.0 or greater, or
    • 15.0 or greater SEER and 9.0 or greater HSPF.
    • This rebate is not limited by rate on which the unit is served.
  •  $600 per ton energy control rebate for a ducted CCHP system when the system is:

Learn more

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