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Heat Pumps

 

The most economical way to keep your home comfortable year-round

A heat pump is the most advanced and efficient heating and cooling system available today. The technologically advanced heat pump keeps your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer - with one amazing piece of equipment. It's also a wise energy investment that can result in major savings on monthly energy bills for many homeowners.

 

A good investment in durability

You can't beat a heat pump for durability. In fact, heat pumps last an average of 20 years in the Southeast United States.

 

Added flexibility when building a home

A heat pump gives you more design flexibility when building your home. Since there are no flames or fumes, you won't have to add flues or vent pipes that waste valuable closet and storage space. And because there are no flues, you'll have more choices in where to locate the indoor part of your heat pump system.

 

Choose the best heat pump for your home

Heat pumps come in a variety of types. We can help you determine the type of heat pump and size that fits your home so you'll be comfortable season after season.

The air source heat pump is the most common electric heat pump. It uses an outdoor unit and outside air to transfer the heat.

A geothermal heat pump uses the near-constant temperature of the earth for its heat source. It uses special water piping and the earth to transfer heat. Choose a geothermal heat pump and you won't have a unit sitting outside your home.

A dual-fuel (piggyback) heat pump may be a better choice than simply replacing an old air conditioner if you have a relatively new gas or propane furnace. The furnace provides the heat on the colder winter days. Or, a new dual-fuel heat pump and a new auxiliary furnace may fit your needs. To learn more, call 1-800-990-APCO (2726) or click here to view a brochure.

Whatever type heat pump you choose, the efficiency rating of the equipment is very important. Heat pumps are rated by a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER). The higher the SEER, the greater the efficiency and the less it costs you to cool your home. The rating is much like the MPG rating for an automobile. The minimum SEER rating on equipment manufactured today is 13 SEER. Higher SEER rated equipment is widely available and efficiency ratings will vary according to the BTUH size and brand selection. A unit with a high SEER rating may cost more initially but, because of its low operating cost, it will pay for itself over time. Heat pump heating efficiency ratings are expressed as the Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF). Just like the SEER rating for cooling, the higher the HSPF rating, the greater the efficiency. HSPF ratings range from about 6.8 to greater than 8.


Making your home more energy efficient is easy with Alabama Power's heat pump and weatherization financing

We offer energy financing at low interest rates and with no down payment for qualified residential customers. Plus, the loan payment can be added to your monthly power bill.

Finance your new energy-efficient heat pump with Alabama Power's energy financing for residential customers. Our financing program includes heat pumps and associated water heating, and the wiring associated with their installation.
Combine new heat pump installation with home weatherization and include it in your financing package. Weatherization increases the energy efficiency and comfort of your home and can reduce your monthly power bills. Weatherization of your home includes insulation (and all infiltration barriers), storm windows and doors, and attic ventilation. Also included are double-pane windows (up to $300 each), low-E or tinted double-pane windows (up to $350 each) humidifiers, dehumidifiers, air cleaners and duct cleaning.

To find out more about Alabama Power's heat pump and weatherization financing, call 1-800-990-APCO (2726) or fill out the form below to request more information.