Heating and Cooling
Energy-Efficient Heating and Cooling with an Electric Heat Pump
Need a New Furnace or Air Conditioner?
Switch to a Cold Climate Air-Source Heat Pump
A cold climate air source heat pump (ASHP) is a system that both heats and cools your home. It works by transferring heat from the outside air into your home during the winter and extracting heat from your home and releasing it outside during the summer. Yes, it can extract heat from the outside even when it's below zero!
Cold climate ASHPs can be a more energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly alternative to traditional heating and cooling systems, as they use less electricity to heat your home than a traditional electric heating system. Combining with rooftop solar is an even bigger win for reducing the carbon footprint of your home.
Even if you live in an apartment building, a heat pump is an option for you.
Cathy C, Naperville
Heat pump owner since June 2022
“I'm so happy with decision to replace my furnace and A/C, I'm going to get myself a button that says 'ask me about my heat pump.' I didn't want a little fossil fuel plant in my house.”
How Much Can You SAVE?
IRS tax credits available now:
Electrical panel upgrade (if needed): 30% up to $600
Heat pump: 30% up to $2000
Later this year for families making <150% of the Area Median Income (AMI):
Point-of-Sale Rebates (up to 100% for low income and 50% for moderate income):
Electric panel upgrade (if needed): up to $4000
Heat pump: up to $8000
Visit Rewiring America for more details on federal rebates.
Heat pump: $500-$600
Air-Source Heat Pump rebate up to $2000. No application necessary! Discount provided at the point of sale by an eligible distributor.
Mini-Split Air Source Heat pump rebate up to $1350. No application necessary! Discount provided at the point of sale by an eligible distributor.
ComEd no longer provides rebates for regular air conditioners.
Need an electrical upgrade first? You can get tax credits and incentives for that too!
IRS tax credits available now for electric panel upgrades: Federal Tax Credit: up to $600
Starting late 2023:
For families making <150% of the Area Median Income (AMI):
Point-Of-Sale Rebates for Wiring: up to $2500
Point-Of-Sale Rebates for Electric Panel: up to $4000
(Ground Source Heat Pumps)
Source: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
The Most Energy Efficient Way to Heat and Cool Your Building
Geothermal heat pumps, also known as ground-source heat pumps, provide an efficient and sustainable way to heat and cool your home or business. By using the constant temperature of the earth as a source of thermal energy, these systems can save you money on your energy bills while also reducing your carbon footprint.
One of the key benefits of geothermal heat pumps is their high efficiency. Because they use the earth as a heat source, they require less energy to produce the same amount of heat as traditional systems. This means that they can reduce your energy costs by up to 70% compared to traditional heating and cooling systems!
Geothermal is more affordable than you think
Whether you're a homeowner, business, or school, Accelerate Climate Solutions recommends learning more through GrowGeo Chicagoland and considering their group-buy to ensure you get the best price and are using vetted and trusted contractors. Geothermal qualifies for a minimum 30% tax credit. Naperville commercial properties are also eligible for incentives through IMEA. If you live in ComEd territory, you can receive up to $9000 for a ground-source heat pump for your home, plus up to $1800 for the indoor unit. For residential geothermal heat pump installations, contact a contractor enrolled in the ComEd EESP network. All ground source heat pump projects must receive pre-approval.
Incentives and rebates: Rewiring America IRA (Inflation Reduction Act) Calculator
Electrify your home and take advantage of incentives: CleanEnergy.gov
Everything you need to know about air source heat pumps: Air Source Heat Pump Collaborative