Warmer weather is finally here! Winter is hardly a memory, and already the sultry months of July and August are on the horizon. If you’re thinking about adding a heat pump to keep you cool this summer, we’d like you to know that quality matters.
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Homeowners want to save money wherever it makes sense, and that’s why more and more New Englanders are turning to highly efficient heat pumps to cool their homes with zoned comfort. Heat pumps run on electricity for far cheaper than other methods of cooling & heating, and if you install solar panels you can effectively maintain your home’s comfort year-round with power from the sun! 

Mitsubishi Electric heat pumps are able to move warm air to the outside, leaving cool air in its place – they also can pull heat inside, from air as frigid as -20 degrees Fahrenheit! By moving heat they are as much as 2-3 times more efficient than other electric heating & cooling options.

So, beyond meeting your summertime needs at a lower cost, heat pumps are also great at reducing your heating expenses. However, it’s important to make sure that they’re installed with proper care to see their full benefit in any season. While it is important to be frugal, here, as is often the case: “The cheap person pays twice.” 

Cheap is not Cheap

CoP of bad ashp installationsSometimes, a contractor will undercut all of their competitors’ prices to make a sale to you. When it comes to heat pumps, though, cheap is not cheap.

A recent 3rd party report by Cadmus evaluated heat pump installations by many different contractors in Massachusetts. One contractor in particular was completing a relatively large percentage of installations, but was determined by Cadmus as having substandard quality of work.

This contractor was receiving plenty of work by pricing jobs lower than their competition. A low bid looks attractive to homeowners who are clearly trying to save money, but the Cadmus report found there is a correlation between inexpensive installations and higher operating costs. Heat pumps installed by this particular contractor had a lower coefficient of performance (CoP) than all of the other contractors. The CoP is a simple ratio describing how efficiently a heat pump is working, and the lower a CoP is, the higher operating costs are.

Cadmus generated a graph displaying the stark difference between the rock-bottom priced contractor’s installations and all the others’. Such a difference in CoP can translate to paying several thousand dollars more over the system’s lifetime – and it’s highly likely that the lesser quality installation will also reduce that lifespan. 

ReVision is an Elite Diamond Contractor

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Our design specialists are unrivaled at putting together a system that will keep you and your family comfortable, and we install with the utmost care so that your system will meet or exceed expectations. All of this will be provided at the best possible price, to ensure that your heat pump truly saves you money.

We are a Mitsubishi Electric Elite Diamond Contractor, recognized for having the highest level of training and expertise to install their heat pumps – and we know that Mitsubishi Electric’s equipment can handle the hottest days, and the toughest of northern winters.

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