Heat Pumps


Heat pumps are becoming a popular choice to provide indoor heating and cooling for homes throughout MetroWest Boston and the surrounding area.

High-efficiency heat pumps on the market today distribute enough warm air to keep you comfortable on the coldest of days here in Massachusetts. Since they only transfer heat instead of producing it, they are considerably cheaper to operate than a conventional furnace.

Count on your experts at Basnett Plumbing, Heating, AC & Electrical to install, repair, and maintain a quality heat pump for your home. We work with all makes and models and can recommend the best product for your Acton, MA, area home. We value your comfort.

Heat Pump Installation

If replacing your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system with a heat pump seems daunting, consider these benefits:

  • You go from maintaining two pieces of equipment down to one.
  • Heat pumps can reduce your electricity use for heat by approximately 50 percent compared to an electric furnace.
  • Heat pumps being sold on the market today provide sufficient heat for homes in the majority of climates.

Similar to setting up an air conditioner, heat pumps can be installed either as central units or as ductless systems (also called mini splits). We can show you how much money you will likely save on your utility bills by swapping out your existing HVAC system with a heat pump, and how to properly maintain it to ensure your comfort.

Heat Pump Repairs

Our expert team receives ongoing training to stay up with the latest cutting-edge technology in the HVAC industry. Many of the issues that affect an air conditioner are the same ones which will affect a heat pump—such as refrigerant leaks or a stuck compressor. We have the expertise and experience at Basnett to quickly diagnose the issue and fix the problem. We also provide emergency repair services.


Proper maintenance is the key to get the most efficiency and service life out of your HVAC system. Because your heat pump runs most of the year, we recommend a routine checkup in the spring to prepare it for the summer, and then in the fall to prepare it for winter.

Be sure to ask about our Ultimate Plumbing, HVAC, and Electrical Maintenance Plans to help cover inspections, tune-ups, and other extra perks. We offer different options to help you find the right plan for your needs.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Heat Pumps

Prior to installing a heat pump in your home, it is important to know if a heat pump is right for you.


  • Energy efficient to heat/cool your home
  • Improves air quality
  • Long life span
  • Minimal noise
  • Low running costs


  • A higher up-front cost which can also lead to higher-than-expected electricity costs (due to the following):
    • Switching from primary (prior) usage being fossil fuel to electric run heat pump
    • Utility cost per KW increase from prior year or prior months
    • Colder month/year than previous month/year

What to Expect

  • Lower temperature coming out of vents than what you may be used to
  • Lower air velocity than what you may be used to
  • Due to high-efficient/high-quality systems are variable speed, multi stage or modulate for a more comfortable system
  • Longer system run times (fewer cycles per hour) which is by design for more Acton, MA, comfort

Contact Basnett for Your HVAC Maintenance

Since 1987, Basnett Plumbing, Heating, AC & Electrical has been serving homes in Acton, MA, and the surrounding area. We are your trusted source when it comes to HVAC installation, replacement, repair, and maintenance issues. Call 978-431-2906 or request service online to learn more about heat pumps and how they can meet your heating and cooling needs.

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