Are Heat Pumps Good in Rhode Island? - National Refrigeration Blog

Are Heat Pumps Good in Rhode Island?

National Refrigeration discusses the pros and cons of heat pumps in New England.

Many Rhode Island homeowners have an outdated belief that heat pumps are ineffective in New England weather. The technology around heat pumps has evolved a great deal over the last couple of decades, providing high-efficiency options for residents in colder climates. While there are certain factors to consider when choosing the rightheat pump, many homes can benefit from this efficient temperature control system.

Previously, ducted heat pumps were the only option for people looking to invest in a heat pump but those older versions were not suitable for colder temperatures. However, there are now ductless heat pumps, geothermal heat pumps, absorption heat pumps, and new versions of tradition ducted heat pumps that function well when the temperature drops. Many customers use their ducted heat pump in conjunction with another system such as radiant heat for efficiency and comfort. Not only are heat pumps possible in New England homes, but they also come with many economic and comfort benefits. Every year their popularity grows exponentially, and there are many reasons why.

Reasons to Choose A Heat Pump


In Rhode Island, few rebates can compete with the ones for heat pumps. To learn how to save on upfront costs with rebates, explore this packet from National Grid.

Heating and Cooling: 

Traditionally, two separate systems were necessary to control the temperature of a building for all seasons; heat pumps eliminate that problem. Instead of having to deal with the headache and cost of two installation processes and more maintenance visits, heat pumps streamline all of your comfort needs.


Units such as furnaces come with a higher risk of gas leaks and fires. Heat pumps do not carry these same risks. 


Heat pumps can reduce heating and cooling bills by up to 50%. Additionally, more efficient systems allow for better airflow, which improves air quality.

Fewer Repairs and Hidden Costs: 

Heat pumps require less maintenance, repairs, and no gas refills. To learn more about lowering your energy bills, read our blog here

Carbon Emissions: 

Heat pumps use about a third as much electricity as baseboard heaters and do not require gas or oil to operate. 

Other Considerations

There are many advantages to investing in a heat pump. On the other side, a disadvantage of installing heat pumps includes high upfront costs for the system. Each home and set-up is unique so having an experienced, licensed HVAC professional assess your home can ensure you have the proper heating and cooling system for your space and needs. 

Please explore our website for more heating and cooling options for your home or to learn more about heat pumps.

If you’re looking for one-on-one expert advice about your HVAC options in New England, contact the National Refrigeration team, and we’ll find the right system for you.

Whether you need 24-7 emergency service or advice on improving your everyday air quality and comfort—at home and work—call us at 401-737-2000 or email us.


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