Responsible homeowners across Canada are looking for ways to reduce their impact on the environment and do what they can to combat climate change. There are so many small ways individuals and households can help the planet and lessen their carbon footprint. One such way is by installing a heat pump. Heat pumps can help in the fight against climate change in a few ways.
Read on to find out how heat pumps can:
- Improve energy efficiency
- Reduce your carbon footprint
- Enhance air quality
- Integrate with renewable energy
How can a heat pump help in the fight against climate change?
Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency
Heat pumps are very energy-efficient. This is mainly because heat pumps move heat from one location to another, unlike traditional heating and cooling systems which generate warm or cool air. The transfer of heat from one place to another is inherently more energy efficient. Technically, all heat pumps are over 100% efficient in that they produce more energy as heat than they consume in electricity. For gas-powered heating systems, the top efficiency rating is between 95-97%.
Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
Since heat pumps are much more energy efficient compared to other heating and cooling systems, they are more environmentally friendly. They also don’t rely on fossil fuels, so they don’t emit greenhouse gasses. Ultimately, heat pumps help households lower their carbon footprint. When individual households reduce their carbon emissions, it contributes to Canada’s, as well as the world’s, goals for the reduction of carbon emissions.
Enhance Air Quality
Heat pumps also filter and circulate air, which enhances your indoor air quality. They do a good job of removing contaminants like dust and pollen from the air. There are even models of heat pumps that have advanced filtration technology to further improve indoor air quality. On top of that, heat pumps also don’t involve combustion like traditional gas-powered furnaces. Therefore, there are no combustion byproducts like carbon monoxide, and that reduces overall pollution levels.
Integrate with Renewable Energy
Heat pumps can be made to be even more environmentally friendly by integrating them with renewable energy sources. Heat pumps can be powered by renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power. These clean energy sources further reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and, in turn, lower carbon emissions that come with electricity generation.
Take Action & Install Your Heat Pump
Now that you know how heat pumps can help in the battle against climate change, you may be considering installing one. It’s important that you select the right one for your home. But don’t worry, Delta can help with that! And if you’re worried about the cost of a heat pump, there are grants and rebates available to you to help reduce those costs.
If you want to learn more about heat pumps or install one in your home, contact Delta.
Delta Air Systems Ltd. has been proudly serving the HVAC needs of the Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge, and Guelph regions since the 1950s. We strive to provide our clients with reliable service and cost-effective solutions.