What is a Heat Pump and How Can I Benefit From One?

Posted: 2019-02-26

A Feature on the Lennox Signature® Collection XP21 Heat Pump

When considering cooling or heating a home, homeowners don’t usually think about heat pumps. But if you’re looking for a system that gives you flexibility in terms of installation and functionality, you should check out heat pumps. Because of their high-efficiency levels, reasonable prices, and ease of installation, heat pumps are slowly becoming more popular among homeowners.

Four Seasons Air Specialists is a leading HVAC company in Hugo MN that offers a wide array of energy-efficient heat pumps.


In its most basic sense, a heat pump is a device that uses a small amount of energy to move heat from one location to another. It usually pulls heat out of the air or ground to heat a home, but the process is reversible to cool a building. Heat pumps operate the same way an air conditioner does.


Heat pumps have high Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratios (SEER) that makes them an environment-friendly way of making your home comfortable. They don’t burn fossil fuels, which significantly lowers your carbon footprint as you use them.

Since a heat pump gives you both heating and cooling, it basically allows you to have two systems in one machine. During milder climates, it gives you an energy-efficient alternative to a furnace or an air conditioner.

With proper maintenance, these systems typically last between 15 to 20 years. Just be sure to have a qualified professional periodically take care of your heat pump.

Features of the Dave Lennox Signature® Collection XP21 Heat Pump

The Lennox XP21 heat pump features efficiency up to 19.2 SEER and 9.7 HSPF. Precise comfort technology maintains consistent temperatures within 0.5 degrees when paired with Lennox communicating indoor equipment and the Lennox iComfortWiFi thermostat. Two stages of cooling provide outstanding comfort, efficiency, and humidity removal.

This heat pump is ENERGY STAR® certified and is designated as one of the Most Efficient products in 2019. ENERGY STAR products are the same or better than standard products, only they use less energy. To earn the ENERGY STAR label, furnaces must meet strict energy efficiency criteria set by the US Environmental Protection Agency or the U.S. Department of Energy. Since they use less energy, these products save you money on your electricity bill and help protect the environment by causing fewer harmful emissions from power plants. And you get the features and quality you expect.

The XP21’s dual-fuel capability can be combined with a gas furnace to enhance comfort and fuel efficiency by alternating between electric and gas heat, optimizing energy use and minimizing heating costs.

SunSource® Solar-Ready option allows you to add solar modules and create a solar powered system that generates electricity for your heat pump and more.

Federal, state and local tax rebates and incentives may be available with a SunSource solar installation.

SilentComfort® technology delivers sounds levels as low as 67 dB, providing the ultimate in quiet, consistent heating and cooling.

When installed with the easy-to-use programmable iComfort Wi-Fi® Touchscreen Thermostat, Its iComfort®-enabled technology allows the XP21 to exchange information and make adjustments as needed to optimize performance and efficiency.

This product is Humiditrol® whole-home dehumidification system compatible, allowing the system to manage the moisture in your home's air for greater comfort and improved indoor air quality.

Dependable two-stage scroll compressor with Silent Comfort technology operates at low stage most of the time for quieter, more efficient performance.

Its precision-molded compressor sound cover minimizes operating sounds.

IntelliFrost® Defrost Control helps prevent freezing and icing of the fan blade to ensure reliable operation.

It has a PermaGuard Cabinet, which is a heavy-gauge, galvanized steel construction, louver coil guard, baked-on powder finish and durable zinc-coated steel base provides long-lasting protection against rust and corrosion.

SmartHinge louver design allows quick, easy access to interior components from all sides for cleaning and maintenance. It protects coils from damage and provides a clean appearance.

Its chlorine-free R-410A refrigerant provides exceptional comfort without exacting a costly environmental toll.

Ask the Heat Pump Experts

If you have any question about this product or any other HVAC system, do not hesitate to call Four Seasons Air Specialists. We will provide you with relevant information to aid you in making the right decision. For over 40 years, we have been your trusted Forest Lake heating and air conditioning company serving you with excellence and integrity.