HEAT PUMP FAQs
Who are the major manufacturers of heat pumps?
For our climate, Fujitsu, Mitsubishi and Daikin are the leading mini-split heat pump brands.
DO THEY STOP WORKING WHEN IT GETS COLD?
Every heat pump has a “low temperature rating” provided by the manufacturer to indicate at what outdoor temperature the equipment will stop working. Most heat pumps we sell provide 100% of their rated heat capacity at outdoor temperatures as low as 5°F and have low temperature ratings of -15°F or -13°F.
DO I NEED A BACKUP HEAT SOURCE?
This depends on how the heat pump system is designed, and the needs of your house. Many new homes are putting in only heat pumps with no backup systems. Some people install heat pumps as supplemental heat only. It’s not a bad idea to have a backup system, but we can discuss your specific needs during our site visit.