Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHP)

Carrier Infinity

Carrier Infinity

Air-source heat pumps (ASHP) provide an efficient heating and cooling for your home. The unit looks much like an air conditioner, and is located outside of the home on a cement pad. The heat pump is  connected to the A-Coil in the furnace on the inside of the house just like a traditional central air conditioning unit. When properly installed, an air-source heat pump can deliver one-and-a-half to three times more heat energy to a home than the electrical energy it consumes.

ASHP’s provide both heating and cooling. In Minnesota’s climate an ASHP typically cannot cover the  heat load of the home during the winter months. Therefore the ASHP becomes a high efficient and low costs source of supplemental heat during a Minnesota winter.

Air Source Heat Pumps 101

example-of-air-source-heat-pumpAn air source heat pump (ASHP) is a system which transfers heat from outside to inside a building, or vice versa. Under the principles of vapor compression refrigeration, an ASHP uses a refrigerant system involving a compressor and a condenser to absorb heat at one place and release it at another.

The main components of an air-source heat pump are:

  • An outdoor heat exchanger coil, which extracts heat from ambient air
  • An indoor heat exchanger coil, which transfers the heat into hot air ducts, an indoor heating system such as water-filled radiators or underfloor circuits and/or a domestic hot water tank


Carrier Air Source Heat Pumps

Carrier helps you get the ASHP you need, at the price that fits you budget with Good – Better – Best – Categories and pricing.

Best – Infinity Series


BETTER – Performance Series