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Air Source Heat Pump Installation

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Whether you’re looking to electrify your heating costs or want to take advantage of the recent boom in Colorado Heat Pump rebates, UniColorado has been installing heat pumps for almost a decade; we have a wealth of practical knowledge and experience in heat pumps and look forward to helping you achieve your energy goals.
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Why People Choose UniColorado For Heat Pump Installation
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Reasonable Pricing

Our heat pump installation cost is lower than most companies in Denver. Need a rough estimate? Check out our online cost calculator.

Fast Response

We were on-time 97% of the time in 2022. We show our dedication to our customers by being on time and keeping you updated. You’re in good hands.

Honest Experts

We understand the heat pumps are all the buzz now; we’ve been providing heat pump installation services since 2015 as we read the writing on the wall. Expect transparent information and our practical experience to make your energy goals come true better than expected.

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Air Source Heat Pump Installation

We provide Air Source Heatpump Installation services to all homeowners in the greater Denver Metro Area

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Our technician will visit the property, do measurements and provide pricing.

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Air Source Heat Pump Installation Costs

Type of SystemCost Range
Air-Source Heat Pump$6,200 to $18,500
Cold Climate Air-Source Heat Pump$7,200 to $24,100

*Based on UniColorado’s average Installation costs during 2021-2022.  Based on total paid for furnace/airhandler – standard efficiency (equipment + labor). HVAC Installation cost is variable & determined by a site visit. We offer free estimates for replacements.

Denver Heat Pump installation cost can range from $6,200 to $18,500 on average, which can include the installation of an outdoor heatpump condenser, materials, labor & tax.

Most Air Source Heat Pump units require a new or compatible furnace to function at high efficiency. We do not recommend installing an air-source heat pump on an old furnace; however, if your furnace is newer than 5-years old, it may be compatible with an airsource heat pump system.

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What does air source heat pump mean?

To keep it short, the term “air source heat pump” typically refers to a heat pump system that uses ductwork and Minisplit refers to a heat pump system that doesn’t use ductwork.

What properties are best for air source heat pumps?

If your home has existing duct work and a forced-air heating system in place, air-source heat pumps retrofit with ease into your existing HVAC infrastructure.

If you don’t have duct work, it might be best to consider a mini split system. Mini split systems use the same concept as air source but they’re for houses without a forced-air heating system.

If you have a solar array, heat pumps will be a great addition to the property as unused power generated by solar can now be used by your heating system and lower your energy bill.

If you don’t have a solar array, heat pumps are still a great choice for decreasing dependence on fossil fuels and electrifying your HVAC system.

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what does dual fuel air source heat pump mean?

Dual Fuel Air Source Heat Pump refers to a forced-air heating system that has a gas furnace and an outdoor heat pump unit.

As Colorado & Denver have extreme climate during the winter months, these dual fuel systems are the optimal and the most common choice for most home owners in Colorado as they offer the best of both worlds. The gas furnace can heat the house with a lower running cost during the extreme weather events and the heat pump will handle the milder temperatures using electricity.

Fully electrified air source heat pumps are available as well.

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Heat pump Incentives​

Currently, in Colorado, based on eligibility, there are three incentives for heat pumps:

Each of these programs help pay for a significant amount of upfront costs.

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Air Source Heat Pump Installation FAQ

What is a heat pump?

A heat pump is a type of heating and cooling system that uses electricity to transfer heat from one location to another. Heat pumps work by using a refrigerant to absorb heat from the air or ground outside and transfer it inside to heat the home. In the summer, the process is reversed, and the heat pump removes heat from the inside of the home and releases it outside, cooling the home.

What is the downside to a heat pump?

Heat pumps have several benefits, but there are also some potential drawbacks to consider:

  1. Upfront cost: Heat pumps can be more expensive to purchase and install than other types of heating systems, especially if you need to make modifications to your home to accommodate the heat pump.

  2. Limited heating capacity: Heat pumps are generally less effective at heating homes in very cold climates, and they may struggle to maintain a comfortable temperature during extreme cold spells. Some heat pumps have a backup heating source, such as a gas furnace, to help overcome this limitation.


Is installing a heat pump worth it?

Installing a heat pump can be a good choice for homeowners who are looking to reduce their energy costs and carbon footprint. Heat pumps are generally more energy efficient than other types of heating systems and can help to lower energy bills over the long term.

Heat pumps also have a number of other benefits, including:


  1. Quiet operation: Many air source heat pumps operate quieter compared to other types of forced-air systems.

  2. Versatility: Heat pumps can be used for both heating and cooling, making them a good all-in-one solution for many homes.

  3. Environmentally friendly: Heat pumps do not burn fossil fuels, which makes them a more environmentally friendly choice compared to other types of heating systems.

How long does it take to install a heatpump system?

In general, you can expect the installation of a airsource heatpump systems to take anywhere from a half-day to a full day or more.

Here are some of the factors that can impact the length of time it takes to install a heat pump system:


  • Complexity of the installation: If the installation requires extensive modifications to your home, such as adding ductwork or installing new electrical wiring, it will take longer to complete.


  • Accessibility: If the installation requires access to tight or hard-to-reach spaces, it will take longer to complete.


  • Experience of the installer: A skilled and experienced installer will generally be able to complete the installation more quickly than a less experienced one.



What size heat pump do I need for 2000 sq ft home?

Roughly, you may need a heat pump with a capacity of around 2 to 3 tons (24,000 to 36,000 BTUs per hour) for a 2000 sq ft house.

How much is a heat pump for a 2000 sq ft house?

Here are some rough estimates for the cost of a heat pump for a 2000 square foot home:

  • Heatpump only: $6,950 – $8,930 w/ 17SEER High Efficiency Heatpump
  • Heatpump + Airhandler/Furnace: $13,410 – $17,420

Cost of heat pump for 3,000 sq ft home

Here are some rough estimates for the cost of a heat pump for a 3000 square foot home:

  • Heatpump only: $8,620 – $11,952 with 17SEER High Efficiency Heatpump
  • Heatpump + Airhandler/Furnace: $15,410 – $20,305 with 17SEER High Efficiency Heatpump


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