Heat Pump Systems

Did you know that space heating and cooling account for almost half of an average home’s energy use? It adds up when you think about the amount of energy it takes to heat a home in a cold climate and to cool one in a region where the temperatures are hot. However, you can reduce this necessary expense by selecting the appropriate heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system for your needs. Modern systems such as ductless heat pumps are just as effective as more traditional systems, but are much more energy efficient.

Dual Fuel Heat Pump

Dual Fuel SystemsAre you considering replacing your old central air unit? Take a look at an energy efficient dual fuel system. Platte-Clay offers a winter discount (see below for qualifications) and members will save year around.

Using a dual fuel comfort system to heat and cool your home is not that different from an existing furnace and air conditioner.

The dual fuel system simply combines the efficiency of an air-source heat pump (ASHP) with the cold-weather reassurance of a conventional gas furnace. Dual fuel systems give you the best of both worlds by providing year-round comfort and reduced fuel use.

How does it work?

split system heat pump heatingThe dual fuel system couples an air source heat pump (ASHP) with a conventional gas furnace. In winter, the dual fuel heat pump collects and compresses the heat that exists in outdoor air, and transfers it by means of a fluid-filled line from the outdoor unit to a heat exchanger inside your house. During extreme cold, when there is virtually no heat in the air, the gas furnace provides backup to the dual fuel unit, ensuring that the home’s comfort level remains constant throughout the year. In summer, the split system heat pump reverses the process to cool your home.

Why switch?

Dual fuel systems offer up to twice the efficiency of a conventional system. A split system heat pump replaces both the conventional heating system, down to about 30°, and the air conditioner.

The constant comfort of a dual fuel system is a pleasure all year round. When the dual fuel unit is running, it requires 35% less fuel and produces 35% fewer emissions than a conventional system.

Enjoy the savings

Platte-Clay Electric customers will receive a $150 per ton rebate for installing a dual fuel system and a half cent per kWh ($.005) whole house rate discount from October through May of each year. Homes must use an electric storage water heater to qualify for the rebate and rate and can not also have an electric furnace.

Call Platte-Clay at (816) 628-3121 or e-mail us at mail@pcec.coop and find out if a dual fuel heat pump is for you.

Click the link below to print both pages of the rebate form. Please mail form to PCEC,
P.O. Box 100, Kearney, MO 64060 or fax form to (816) 628-3141.

Please note, this program is subject to change or end at any time.
Platte-Clay member’s systems must meet all qualifications detailed on the form.


Ground Source Heat Pump

Ground Source Heat PumpMembers who are building a new home or changing out an old or inefficient heating and cooling system should consider a ground source heat pump (GSHP).

This remarkable system works efficiently to keep your home comfortable year round by using the Earth’s constant below-ground temperature of around 55 degrees to both heat and cool your home.

Using a ground source heat pump for heating and cooling has many advantages.

For every $1 spent, the system returns $4 to $5 worth of heat. It also can work in conjunction with your water heater to provide much of the home’s hot water absolutely free.

The system has no outside components, so it is not exposed to the elements and is environmentally safe, free of toxic fumes and waste.

Special installation rebates of $750 per ton (current amount, subject to change without notice) for a new unit are available for those who qualify. Call Platte-Clay at (816) 628-3121 or e-mail us at mail@pcec.coop and find out if a GSHP is for you. Platte-Clay rebates $150 a ton for a replacement unit.

Click the link below to print a rebate form. Please mail form to PCEC,
P.O. Box 100. Kearney, MO 64060 or fax form to (816) 628-3141.

Please note, this program is subject to change or end at any time.
Platte-Clay member’s systems must meet all qualifications outlined on the form.


Mini Split Heat Pump

Ductless heating and cooling systems are highly efficient products that deliver warm or cool air directly into different zones in your home, instead of routing it through ducts first. You may also hear them called “mini-split” heat pumps. “Mini,” because they are suitable for conditioning smaller areas, and “split,” because they consist of a separate outside compressor and one or more inside air-handling units.

Learn more about mini split heat pumps here: Mini Split Heat Pumps

Use this form to apply for a mini split rebate: Mini Split Heat Pump Rebate


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https://www.bosch-climate.us/

http://www.climatemaster.com

http://www.econar.com

http://www.geocomfort.com

http://www.igshpa.okstate.edu/

http://www.hydronmodule.com

http://www.waterfurnace.com