BENEFITS OF HEAT PUMPS
During the warm summer months, Air Source Heat Pumps work in cooling mode. They completely reverse their function and remove warm air from your home. They are very efficient at cooling and in many cases provide better cooling performance than standard air conditioners.
Many Heat pump systems are equipped with Inverter compressors or variable speed air handlers that will provide your home with only the necessary amount of heating and cooling required. As opposed to traditional on/off style compressors or motors that will cycle 100% on and then off allowing for much greater temperature swings in your home.
Air source heat pumps have proven to reduce electricity consumption by up to 50% and in some cases even more. They are the perfect alternative to electric resistance heating. Heat Pumps also have the added bonus of high performance air conditioning.
These systems will help reduces the cost of heating with oil or propane and will drastically reduces the cost of heating with electric resistance like baseboard or electric furnaces. The air they produce is moister and a humidifier is not required as is the case with a gas Furnace. Heat pumps also have “green” benefits, as they do not pollute the environment. Other systems, such as oil furnaces, produce more pollution during combustion.
This is data collected by Hydro One that effectively illustrates the operating costs of a high performance air source heat pump vs. electric resistance heating. Our experience with these systems back up these conclusions and we have seen in some circumstances where savings have exceeded 60%.