Electric Heat Pumps

I have replaced my AC system with electric air heat pumps.

I have replaced my heating and cooling with Mitsubishi electric heat pumps. I have a central heating and cooling system in my house (really it is two identical systems for top and bottom floors). The heat used gas and the cooling was done through two A/C units on my white roof. I have decided to electrify it, and replaced the entire system with electricity-only heat pumps. Inside the house I have an air handler and outside the house I have two condensing units. The coolant is circulating between the air handlers and the condensers via silver insulated hoses. You can see the outside condensers units in this picture.

Mitsubishi H2i split systems model SUZ-KA18NAHZ. Each system is rated 18,000 BTUs

Now that I no longer have A/C units on the roof, my system is absolutely quiet, just air moving. No more noise or vibration on top of my bedroom. The system is pretty much silent, even the outside compressors are almost impossible to hear even standing next to them. The entire install took 2 days and was done by the Boston company SumZero Energy Systems. They have done a marvelous job removing my old system carefully and fitting the new one. I found them through the EnergySage website - they were one of the companies that contacted me, sent a person to evaluate the house and gave me a quote. I definitely recommend SumZero to everyone.


The entire system with installation cost me $28k. Massachusetts gives $10k rebate for the complete electric installation. The remaining $18k was financed by a long-term 5+ interest free Mass Save loan via a participating bank. With inflation, such loan is a very good deal. Monthly bills remain to be seen, but I have seen an estimate that today in Massachusetts modern heat pumps would be 13% cheaper to use than gas to heat a well-insulated house. Regardless, I do enjoy the quiet climate comfort plus knowing that I am not burning fossil gas to heat my house.

Remains to be electrified

I would love to electrify my water heater and replace the fossil gas stove with an induction stove. Unfortunately, I have maxed out the electrical capacity running into my house. If I want to run an induction stove plus have an electrical water heater, I would need to upgrade the power line feeding into my house plus upgrade the fuse box. This is currently very expensive.

For more about electrifying United States, see this website https://www.rewiringamerica.org/