What is a heat pump and why is it different from my furnace or air conditioner?

A heat pump is an energy efficient way to heat and cool your home. Heat pumps don’t generate heat, but instead they transfer heat. During the colder months, a heat pump works by taking heat from the outside of your house and concentrating it to heat the inside of your home. And during the warmer months, heat pumps transfer the warm air from inside of your home and move it to the outside of your house. A heat pump uses all electricity as a means of energy consumption, so they are very energy efficient. They can also be paired with a gas furnace to create a hybrid heating system that allows you to have flexibility with gas or electricity heating capabilities.

Years ago, heat pumps were not very popular in the northern states because they struggled to keep up in really cold temperatures. However, technology advancements have come a long way and now many heat pumps have the capability to heat your home efficiently well into freezing temperatures. When it comes to cooling your home during the hot humid months in Minnesota, heat pumps are designed to help dehumidify your home to make it more comfortable.

In 2022, the federal government initiated the Inflation Reduction Act which incentivizes homeowners to make energy efficient home improvements and in return, receive substantial tax credits. Heat pumps are included in these tax credits. More information about the federal tax credits can be found here.

Haley Comfort Systems has the experts on heat pumps.

Our project management team can lay out all the details and compare heat pumps to a conventional furnace and air conditioner to help you weigh your choices. Whether you are interested in a heat pump for the energy savings or the idea of reducing your carbon footprint, our team would love to meet you. Contact us today to schedule your free in home consultation.

View All Haley Comfort Systems’ Heat Pumps

Evolution™ Extreme 24 Variable-Speed Heat Pump

Evolution™ Variable-Speed Heat Pump

Preferred™ 2-Stage Heat Pump

Preferred™ Single-Stage Heat Pump

Preferred™ Compact Heat Pump

Legacy™ Single-Stage Heat Pump

Heat Pump Installation

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Haley’s employs the best people around and the number of years our employees have been with us speaks volumes. Many have been employed with us between 20 and 30 years. Because of this strong employee base and as a Bryant Factory Authorized Dealer, we are able to offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee—leaving you with no risk. We invite you to have a project manager come to your home for a free in-home consultation to choose a system that’s right for you, and learn more about everything Haley Comfort Systems has to offer.


Schedule a free in-home consultation and choose a system

One of our friendly and knowledgeable project managers will visit your home at a time that is convenient for you. They will perform an evaluation of your existing system and give you choices that work best for you and your family’s needs. You can also visit the smart home in our showroom and “test drive” new equipment.


Quick and easy installation by the best installers in the business

You can have peace of mind while your new system is being installed. We have NATE, North American Technician Excellence, Inc., certified installers with required training. Check out our Google reviews to see what other customers have to say.


You’ll get a follow-up visit from your project manager

Following the installation of your new system, your project manager will stop back out to your home to inspect the installer’s work. They will also bring along necessary paperwork, including applicable rebates and warranty and maintenance information.

We take care of our customers

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“Just had a new furnace and AC unit installed. Nick Swanson was the lead technician that did the install for Haley Comfort Systems.It was a real pleasure to watch and learn the complete installation. Nick and his team did an outstanding job and were very efficient and steadfast in completing the job. They did an excellent job of explaining everything as they went along as well as making sure we were comfortable with all of the controls and settings.In the final review Nick walked me through everything and all was and looked very professionally done. My wife and I are very happy with the complete process. Thanks Nick and your team.”
“Nick at Haley Comfort Systems did a great job installing our new air conditioner today. On time with appt. and great customer service. Professional, timely and friendly. Great job.”
Aaron W. is an awesome member of the Haley Comfort team. From the time I first met Aaron when we were building our house eleven years ago and he was there installing our geothermal system, fireplaces, and air exchanger, he has come to maintain them. I always love being home to talk with him, as his insight on things to think about or add has always been spot on. (I love our wireless thermostat. It allows me to monitor and adjust house temps while away from the house.) We value our partnership with Haley Comfort Systems because of Aaron and his ability to fix anything and offer sound advice. As always thanks for the visit today to keep our geo running with the best efficiency possible.
“I was quite fortunate to have Nick install my new AC and furnace. Nick has a great personality and is quite knowledgeable and professional at his job. Nick has EXCEEDED my expectations.”


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