1. Understand the costs. Plan how you will finance the project. Check out our Incentives and Financing section to understand the typical costs to install air-source heat pumps.
  2. Contact installers. MassCEC recommends contacting at least three installers to learn more about installing air-source heat pumps in your home. Installers may also give multiple quotes for different installation or unit configurations so you can understand all your options. Visit our Installer page for a list of installers. Referrals from family, friends, or neighbors are another great way to find installers. 
  1. Prepare your home. If necessary, take preliminary measures to get your home ready for a new heating system, such as upgrading your electrical service (if necessary) or completing any weatherization work recommended in your home energy assessment, such as sealing air leaks, or installing insulation. If you are planning to improve the weatherization of your home, make sure your installer is aware so that they take the reduced heating and cooling needs of your home into account when designing your air-source heat pump option(s).
  2. Install air-source heat pumps. Talk to your installer about how long installation will take. Air-source heat pump installations typically take between 3 days and 2 weeks, depending on home size and system complexity.

To find air-source heat pumps that are certified as cold climate heat pumps, look at NEEP’s Cold Climate Air Source Heat Pump List.

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