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Heat Pumps Heat/Cool for Less

Staying comfortable while still saving energy becomes possible with the right HVAC system. GLE recommends heat pumps because they heat and cool.

They use far less energy than fossil fuel heating systems, which saves you money.

In addition, qualifying GLE members who use a heat pump (ground or air-source) for their primary heating system can have it separately metered at a lower kilowatt-hour (kWh) rate. The efficient electric heat rate offers a 3 cents per kWh credit year-round for qualified ground-source heat pumps, and the same credit for air-source heat pumps during the November through May heating season.

Heat pumps can bring you savings in another way, too. GLE rebates of $500 (ground-source) and $250 (air-source) are available for qualifying systems. Plus additional rebates up to $750 are available through GLE’s Energy Optimization program. If the heat pump has an ECM (variable speed) blower motor and a wi-fi enabled or smart occupancy sensing thermostat, additional rebates may be available.

For more information on the rebates and lower electricity rate, call 888-485-2537, ext. 8957, or email [email protected]

To learn more about Energy Optimization rebates, visit or call 877-296-4319.

The Michigan Geothermal Energy Association can tell you more about heat pumps and dealers in your area by visiting their web site:

NOTE:  Great Lakes Energy does not sell or service heat pumps

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Jay, Lennox Heat Pump

Thanks for sharing, air source heat pumps are a popular and effective way to heat and cool a home because they use less energy, flexible, and easy to install and keep up. But when choosing an ASHP system for a certain application, it’s important to think about things like the climate, the size of the building, and the budget.

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