Talk to your tax professional to see if your heat pump will qualify for an Equipment Tax Credit for Primary Residence.
Heat pumps that are ENERGY STAR certified meet the requirements for this tax credit.
Tax Credit Amount: $300
HSPF >= 8.5
EER >= 12.5
SEER >= 15
HSPF >= 8
EER >= 12
SEER >= 14
You can find information about your heat pumps HSPF, EER and SEER here
Royal River Heat Pumps will be featuring the Center for Grieving Children this month on the Ripple to River webpage. Even a small, individual act of kindness can “ripple out” into something significant for kids that are facing challenges nobody ever wants to face. One person’s donation, no matter how small, can combine with others to bring comfort and positive change to a family facing unimaginable challenges after their child has been diagnosed with a critical illness. Ripple to River will highlight one Maine-based organization each month that focuses on supporting these children. More
Last week, the U.S. experienced widespread (and in many places, unprecedented) cold temperatures, as a massive cold front swept the country. The record-breaking winter storm brought extreme cold, snow and ice and left homeowners with power outages, burst water pipes, property damage and strained HVAC systems in its wake.
Performance is Key
Last week’s weather was unexpected, even in places where snowfall and extreme cold are rare, but not unheard of. As homeowners in typically warmer climates cranked their heating systems to combat the cold, many saw their systems struggling to keep up with the sudden demand.
It’s easy to pin this type of weather event as an anomaly, but consider this: two weeks prior to last week’s cold front, all 50 states saw below freezing temperatures over the span of one day. 235 million Americans felt the effects of a polar vortex that brought discomfort to homeowners nationwide, and left many reconsidering their HVAC systems’ cold-climate performance.
The Heat Pump Difference
While we can’t always predict extreme outdoor conditions and temperature drops, we can choose systems that perform effectively in any climate. A high-performing heat pump system is efficient and has the capacity to provide comfort in extreme temperatures.
Not only are today’s heat pump systems more energy efficient than traditional, fossil-fuel burning systems, they also perform just as well, if not better! In fact, Mitsubishi Electric units equipped with advanced Hyper-Heating INVERTER® (H2i®) compressor technology perform at 100 percent of rated capacity in outdoor ambient temperatures as low as 5° F, with continued performance down to -13° F.
Homeowners in typically warmer climates may not necessarily need to run out and invest in a hyper-heating system, but it’s important to prepare for extremes, no matter your latitude. Don’t get left out in the cold. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with a Designer.
IMPROVED PERFORMANCE INSIDE AND OUT
DUAL BARRIER COATING
The patented Mitsubishi Electric Dual Barrier Coating prevents dust and dirt from accumulating on the indoor unit – keeping it cleaner year-round.
DUAL BARRIER MEANS:
The coating is applied to the heat exchanger, vanes and ducts, and to the blower wheel of the indoor unit, which means reduced labor intensive maintenance.
BETTER AIR QUALITY
Collects 1/10th of the dirt compared to non-coated components after 10 years of no cleaning maintenance.
Dual Barrier Coating on the heat exchanger, air ducts, vanes and blower wheel helps keep key internal heat pump components clean and working efficiently.
SEER UP TO 33.1
HSPF > 12.5
EER > 12.5
COP AT 5°F > 2.0
HYPER-HEATING HELPS YOU STAY COMFORTABLE.
Mitsubishi Electric’s Hyper-Heating INVERTER® Plus systems feature the most advanced heat pump technology for delivering exceptional heating performance – producing 100% heating capacity down to -5°F.
From the Mitsubishi Electric Blog:
A new year always comes with new resolutions and goals, most often geared toward establishing a healthier body and lifestyle. But what about a healthier budget and environment? The new you for the new year can make smart decisions to save money while also reducing your carbon footprint.
Where Does HVAC Come In?
A heat pump can heat your home without burning fossil fuels and can be up to four times more efficient than a conventional option, according to the Rocky Mountain Institute. Installing a high-efficiency heat-pump system, such as our Zoned Comfort Solutions®, can help homeowners significantly reduce their year-round energy consumption, meaning lower utility bills and more sustainable comfort.
Many local utility companies offer rebates and tax credits to homeowners who install new, high-efficiency systems. These incentives help offset initial costs and contribute to the return on investment homeowners realize with the heat pump system’s energy-efficient operation. Lower utility bills and reduced maintenance requirements lead to long-term savings.
These incentives don’t only apply to heating season, however. Heat pumps also efficiently cool homes in the warmer months, allowing homeowners to enjoy energy savings year-round.
Homeowners currently using or considering installing a Mitsubishi Electric system can find out what local rebates are available to them using our rebate finder tool.
Scott Libby was featured on HVAC School’s most recent podcast. Listen to him along with Chad Gillespie, Senior Manager, part of Mitsubishi Electric’s Performance Construction Team, and Dana Fischer, as they discuss the way technologies have changed, pitfalls to avoid, and why heat pumps work even when it’s really cold outside.
Check out this news article from Green Tech Media by Justin Gerdes. According to the article a little more than half of the electricity generated in Maine already comes from zero-carbon hydropower and wind power and legislation signed 6/26/19 sets a 100 percent renewable electricity target for 2050.
“Heat pumps reduce Maine’s dependency on fossil fuels, stabilize energy costs, and support energy efficiency jobs which will attract young families and skilled workers to our state,” Gov. Mills said in a statement.