Heat Pumps

(Last Updated: 1/15/2019)

A heat pump is a device that transfers heat from a colder area to a hotter area by using mechanical energy, as in a refrigerator. See large appliances for heat pump disposal information.


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In climates with moderate heating and cooling needs, heat pumps offer an energy-efficient alternative to furnaces and air conditioners. Read more about heat pumps at energy.gov (external site).