Heat Pumps | Types of Heat Pump Systems

Heat pump types include standard air source heat pumps, minisplit ductless systems, geothermal heat pumps, window unit heat pumps and variations of each. These innovative systems give you outstanding options for heating and cooling individual rooms, zones of all sizes, and even entire homes or buildings.

Which type of heat pump system is right for you? Explore the top rated heat pumps and the individual heat pump types listed below to learn more about which options is perfect for your needs.

Top Rated Heat Pump Types

Based on the reviews and ratings of various types of heat pump systems, the list below represents the top rated types of heat pumps as rated by owners. We encourage you to visit the page of the type installed in your home, and rate your overall satisfaction and experience.

Heat Pump SystemRating
1Window Unit Heat Pumps4.334.334.334.334.33
2Air Source Heat Pumps44444
3Heat Pump Water Heater55555
4Geothermal Heat Pumps55555
5Swimming Pool Heat Pump4.674.674.674.674.67

More About the Different Heat Pump Types

Air Source Heat Pumps

Air source heat pumps remain the most popular type of heat pump because they are affordable and can supply air conditioning and heat to the entire home. They do this using the home’s air handler […]

Window Unit Heat Pumps

Window unit heat pumps use AC technology to supply both air conditioning and heating to a room or zone. These units are quite new but are growing in popularity because they provide cost-effective heating in […]

Swimming Pool Heat Pump

Most People are familiar with the older style of pool pumps: they use some sort of electric element or other device to add heat to the water. The heat for the water is actually generated […]

Heat Pump Water Heater

Energy efficiency has become more than a buzzword for households and businesses. As a universal philosophy, practical uses of energy sources can have an impact on the environment. How people choose to use energy can […]

Ground Source Heat Pump

OK, I know what you are thinking: “What in the world are ground source heat pumps?”  Well, let’s use a simple illustration: Take a metal rod and heat it until it is glowing. Take it […]

Geothermal Heat Pumps

OK, I know what you are thinking: “What are Geothermal Heat pumps?” Well, let’s use a simple illustration: Take a piping hot cup of coffee and let it sit for 15-20 minutes. Taste it. What […]

Ductless Minisplit Heat Pumps

Ductless minisplit heat pumps are becoming more popular every year. They are more efficient than most air source heat pumps, and they can be used to heat and cool zones not served by a central […]

Air source heat pumps are the most common. They are affordable, efficient and very dependable. New technology and innovation are making ground-source heat pumps, also known as geothermal heat pumps, a more viable option today as well.

For zone heating and cooling, energy-efficient ductless minisplit systems are growing in popularity. The different types of indoor units available offer options for installing then on the wall or ceiling in any location. For single rooms or small zones, window unit heat pumps are worth considering. These appliances use heat pump technology to heat, cool and dehumidify space very effectively.