There are several advantages to using heat pumps instead of traditional furnaces or air conditioners.
First is efficiency. These devices use only a small amount of electricity to reverse the natural flow of heat or cool — that is, away from your home — and as a result can generate up to three kilowatts of heat for every one kilowatt of electricity used.
In turn, this means potentially lower costs for heating than a natural gas furnace, or for cooling using a central air conditioner.
Comfort is also a benefit. Both the heat and cooling produced by pump systems are less intense than other methods, meaning you won't experience a sudden surge of heat or blast of cold. New ductless pumps can also operate in extremely cold temperatures, down to minus 22 degrees Fahrenheit.