Heat Pumps

Is your old gas furnace not as efficient as it should be?  Consider switching out a A/C unit with gas furnace to an electric or dual fuel heat pump and you may receive up to a $750 rebate.  See Eligibility Requirements for details.

Heat Pump Options

With as much as 50 percent of your monthly utility bill going to heat and cool your home, more and more people have made the switch to an energy efficient heat pump. Did you know that roughly half the homes in Georgia are heated with a heat pump?  Now is the time to consider investing in an energy-efficient heat pump.

Benefits of a Heat Pump

• Flexibility in the type of heat pump that is best for you and your home

• Keeps your home comfortable in all seasons

• Saves money on your monthly energy bills

Choose the Best Heat Pump for Your Home

Electric Heat Pump is the most common heat pump option. The heat pump has an outside unit that works in conjunction with your indoor air handling unit to move warm air. It operates as a standard air conditioner in the summer, removing warm air from inside your home and transferring it outside. In the winter it operates as a heating system extracting heat from the outside and transferring it inside the home. The Georgia climate is ideal for utilizing the heat pump’s energy efficient technology.

Dual-fuel Heat Pump (hybrid or piggyback) If your home has a relatively new gas or propane furnace, the dual-fuel heat pump may be a better choice than simply replacing your old air conditioner. A dual-fuel heat pump uses a combination of two technologies to provide comfortable and efficient heating and cooling year-round. A dual-fuel heat pump is an air-source heat pump designed to work in conjunction with a forced-air furnace heating system. When outdoor temperatures reach extremely cold levels, a dual-fuel system automatically works in conjunction with the forced air furnace to provide constant heating comfort. The forced air furnace can be new or existing and can be fueled with natural gas or propane. The dual-fuel heat pump works in conjunction with your present furnace, regardless of fuel type.

The VRF, or variable refrigerant flow, system is a heat pump that utilizes the industry’s latest technology including true variable speed compressors and precise room to room comfort control.  A VRF system allows one outdoor condensing unit to be connected to multiple indoor units. Systems can be controlled with a central monitoring application that allows users to control the entire system from a single location or via the web. VRFs give each zone the power to control its own temperature, so heating and cooling can occur simultaneously in different areas of the home as needed. Since the variable-speed compressor runs only at the capacity needed for the current conditions, including partial-load conditions, VRF systems are very energy-efficient, with minimal energy loss.

Ductless Heat Pumps (mini-splits) An advantage of ductless heat pumps is their small size and flexibility for zoning or heating and cooling individual rooms.  Most ductless heat pumps utilize true variable speed compressors for superior comfort control and energy efficiency.  Each of the zones has its own thermostat, so you only need to condition occupied spaces, therefore saving energy and money. Mini splits have no ducts, so they avoid the energy losses associated with the ductwork of central forced air systems

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Rebates

Rebate Submission Process:

1. Contact your HVAC dealer to schedule your heat pump installation.

2. Rebate applications are submitted to Georgia Power by your HVAC dealer on your behalf after install.

3. Rebate payment should be received within 4-6 weeks after submittal from your HVAC dealer.

Eligible residential customers can receive up to $750 in rebates for a gas furnace to heat pump conversion.

For more questions, please call us at 1-800-524-2421. Click HERE to find a dealer near you!

More Rebates & Incentives

Eligibility Requirements

Georgia Power is offering its residential customers up to $750 in rebates to convert from fossil fuel to an electric or dual fuel heat pump in an existing single-family dwelling served by Georgia Power. Installations must be made between Jan. 1, 2019, and Dec. 31, 2019, by a participating licensed HVAC dealer and submitted to Georgia Power by Dec. 31, 2019.

Potential rebates include:

  • $500 for minimum 14 SEER electric or dual fuel heat pump

OR

  • $750* total rebate for ≥ 18 SEER traditional heat pump or ≥ 16 SEER varibale refrigerant flow (VRF) inverter technology heat pump
*$750 customer conversion rebate offer scheduled to run Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2019, but subject to end prior to Dec. 31, 2019, based on program participation. Customer must be a Georgia Power single family customer and rebate offer cannot be combined with any other Georgia Power heating and cooling rebate offer.

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Licensed HVAC contractors and technicians are a good source for an energy-efficient, environmentally friendly home. Find participating heating and cooling dealers in your area.

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