Everybody’s talking about heat pumps these days. And there are some really good reasons for it. For one, the Canadian Government and some utility companies are offering homeowners huge incentives and rebates to make their homes more efficient. Heat pump installations are at the top of their list of upgrades. In this article, we’ll tell you why and how a heat pump is better than AC.
10 really good reasons to upgrade your home to a high-efficiency heat pump system…
1. Heat pumps work the same as air conditioners.
Heat pumps are dynamic 2-in-1 systems that both heat and cool a space. This means you don’t have to buy an air conditioner – you can just switch your heat pump to cooling mode. Heat pumps are just as easy to maintain. Both air conditioners and heat pumps use refrigerant to transfer heat from one area to another. But air conditioners are only used for cooling.
2. Heat pumps take up the same amount of space.
In fact, heat pumps might even take up less space than an air conditioner, depending on the model. Heat pumps use all the same design parameters as air conditioners, which makes them ideal for the same space you’d use for an Air Conditioner.
3. Heat pumps don’t use fossil fuels to work.
That’s right. When you use a heat pump, you don’t emit exhaust. Heat pumps are powered by electricity and only transfer heat from one place to another. This makes them an environmentally friendly option for heating and cooling your home.
4. Heat pumps heat far more efficiently than standard electric heating.
Heat pumps use much less energy than your standard electric heating. They do this using a refrigerant process. It’s more like they’re taking heat energy from one place and putting it in another. This requires a lot less energy. Plus, they can also cool a space, making them even more efficient and versatile than standard electric heating systems.
5. Heat pumps can serve as a backup heat source.
Heat pumps can be used as a supplemental heat source in your cottage, basement, attic, or home. And there are several ways to configure your heat pump. One option is to set up a dual-fuel system. This involves installing a heat pump in addition to a high-efficiency furnace. In this configuration, you could use either the heat pump or the furnace as a supplemental heat source. You can maximize efficiency most practically this way.
6. Heat pumps can handle all or most of your home’s heating.
When sized and installed properly, a heat pump can do most, if not all, of the heating your home may require. In more moderate climates, heat pumps are more than enough to sufficiently heat your home or cottage. There are cold climate pumps that work well up to -30 degrees. But, if you live in a very cold climate, you might prefer to have a dual-fuel system or use your heat pump as a supplemental source of heat.
7. Heat pump technology is always evolving.
Heat pump technology is not new. It’s been around and has been in use for many decades. It’s used extensively around North America and across the world. The tech behind these machines only gets better and better.
8. Heat pumps can help you reduce your carbon footprint.
As mentioned, heat pumps don’t burn fossil fuels. So, if you’re looking to reduce your carbon footprint, install a heat pump. It’s a small step that can have a big impact on the environment and the climate.
9. Heat pumps come in ducted and ductless models.
You can get a ducted heat pump or ductless heat pump. If your home already has ductwork, you might opt for a ducted heat pump. On the other hand, if your home is not already equipped with ductwork, a ductless model is better. Both work very efficiently.
10. Heat pumps are being incentivized by the government.
To top it all off, heat pumps are so efficient and effective that the government created an entire incentive program to help Canadians make the switch. Heat pumps are one of the primary reasons behind the government and utility rebates available in 2023. Take advantage of these savings and install your heat pump today.
Upgrade Your Heating System
There you have it, the top 10 reasons a heat pump is better than AC. There are many more reasons to look into upgrading your system to a high-efficiency heat pump system right now. Give us a call and we’ll be happy to have a look at your situation and help you get started.
Make the upgrade and save money and the planet.
Delta Air Systems is an established heating company in the Kitchener-Waterloo region. And we’ve been installing, servicing and repairing furnaces since the 1950s and work hard to ensure complete customer satisfaction.