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Electric Heating and Cooling

Be prepared for every season with all-in-one technology that keeps you comfortable all year round.

older couple in chairs with mini split

Save money with rebates on high-efficiency electric heat pump technology.

Stay cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter with the new generation of heat pump technology designed to perform in cold climates. This technology even gives you the ability to control temperature by room. If your heating and cooling equipment is getting older, now might be the right time to upgrade to the all-in-one technology that heats, cools, and fights climate change.

Use the chart below to check on the age and health of your current heating equipment.

Type of Heat Pump Technology Average Effective Unit Life Span (Years)
Electric Resistance Heating 15
Central Heat Pump 15

New heat pump heating and cooling technology keeps your home comfortable all year long.

During the colder months, heat pumps take heat from the outside air and transfer it into your home even in sub-zero temperatures. During the warmer months, they keep your home cool by pulling warm air from inside your home and transferring it outside.

Find a qualifying contractor to see which type of high-efficiency heat pump technology is right for your home. Then take advantage of exclusive rebates for Rhode Island Energy customers, which will be included in your installation cost, so you won't have to wait for a check.

Central heat pump

Heat pumps have an exterior unit that extracts heat from the outside air, even when it's cold out, which is then carried by refrigerant to an interior unit for distribution throughout the home. The systems work in reverse to provide central air conditioning in summer. Homes that currently have ductwork in them may be good candidates for a ducted heat pump system.

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Mini-split heat pump

The main advantages of mini-splits are their small size and flexibility for zoning and heating and cooling individual rooms. Ductless mini-split systems are also often easier to install than other types of air conditioning systems.

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Central air conditioning

Central air conditioners deliver cool air through a system of ducts and registers in rooms throughout your home. They help to dehumidify incoming air and are typically more energy-efficient than window units or portable air conditioners.

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Enhanced rebates

Rhode Island Energy offers a higher rebate amount for qualifying customers who change from electric baseboard resistance heating to an energy efficient central heat pump or mini-split heat pump.

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To apply for your rebate, download our rebate form and fill it out with your contractor or apply online. If you’ve already applied for a rebate please check the status of your rebate here.