Heat Pumps

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Heat pumps are quickly becoming the go-to heating and cooling solution for homeowners interested in advanced, energy efficient HVAC systems. 

  • A more comfortable home

  • One system for both heating and cooling

  • Better for the environment

  • Essential for home electrification upgrades

  • Safer, healthier, and quieter operation

Talk to Kevel Home Performance about ducted heat pump or ductless mini-split installation in your San Francisco home. We’re the city’s local home performance expert, with more than 30 years of combined experience upgrading homes.

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Why Install a Heat Pump in Your San Francisco Home?

10 years ago, it likely seemed unnecessary to have air conditioning in your Bay Area home. But a lot has changed since then, and our city has seen a considerable uptick in the number of hot days we experience and how long heat waves last.

Heat pumps are an energy efficient solution because they offer San Francisco homeowners the opportunity to upgrade their heating systems to an all-in-one package that can both heat and cool their homes while helping them stay more comfortable and healthy year-round.

What Sets Kevel Home Performance Apart?

  • Our knowledge of San Francisco homes—working exclusively in the city, we are intimately familiar with SF neighborhoods and housing stock
  • Our attention to detail and building science—for example, conducting Manual J load calculations to ensure your new heat pump is sized correctly for your home
  • Our “whole home” approach—your house is a complex and interconnected system, and our team is always thinking about how changes made could affect the rest of your home

How Do Heat Pumps Work?

The technology behind air source heat pumps isn’t as alien as you might think. In fact, heat pumps are basically just air conditioners that can also work in reverse.

Just like air conditioners, heat pumps in cooling mode take heat from indoor air and move that heat out of your home via refrigerant piping. But unlike ACs, heat pumps also have a heating mode, where they take heat from the outdoor air (even chilly or cold air contains some heat) and bring it inside to keep you warm.

There are some common misconceptions about heat pumps:

  1. Heat pumps don’t exchange or replace your indoor air. The refrigerant piping only moves heat into or out of your home to warm or cool the existing air inside.
  2. In heating mode, heat pumps don’t create heat like a gas or oil furnace would by burning fuel. They simply take ambient heat from the air outside and bring it inside to raise the temperature of your indoor air.

Heat pumps are all-electric, and because of the way they operate, they are very energy efficient. 

Ducted Heat Pumps Vs Ductless Mini-Splits 

There are two main kinds of air source heat pumps.

Ducted heat pumps connect to your home’s central ductwork system, just like a forced air furnace or central AC would, delivering conditioned air through your vents.

Ductless mini splits, as the name suggests, don’t need ductwork. The outdoor unit is connected to one or more indoor air handler cassettes, which are installed directly in the rooms of your home you’re looking to condition. Mini splits can either be installed throughout a home (this is a great way to create different comfort zones in your house), or can be used as supplemental heating and cooling to address rooms in your home with comfort issues or that don’t have duct access.

Kevel Home Performance installs both ducted heat pumps and ductless mini splits, including high-efficiency models from Mitsubishi Electric, and we will work with you to find the best solution for your home.

Save on Heat Pump Installation with Rebates and Tax Credits

Because heat pumps are so energy efficient, there are incentives available to encourage households to upgrade. Kevel Home Performance follows changing incentives closely and can help you maximize your savings by combining incentives, including:

Heat Pump Tax Credits

The Energy Efficient Home Improvement Tax Credit allows homeowners to claim a credit of up to $2,000 on their federal taxes due for heat pump upgrades.

Tech CLEAN California Heat Pump Instant Rebates 

Save up to $1,000 per unit ($2,000 maximum per household) on new heat pump installation. This is an instant rebate—we handle all of the paperwork and simply deduct the total rebate amount from your invoice.

BayREN Heat Pump Rebates

Save up to $400 per unit on ducted heat pump or ductless mini split installation.

Upgrade your San Francisco home with heat pump installation from Kevel Home Performance. Call 415-213-5545 or contact us online today to learn more.

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