Heat Pumps are the most affordable and efficient way to heat and cool your home. They are better for the environment, but they are quieter and offer more control. They are also better for the environment, and one of the best ways to reduce your carbon footprint.


What is a Heat Pump?

A heat pump is a 2-way air conditioner but uses half as much energy. In the summer, it removes heat from the air inside, and in the winter, it draws heat from outside. They can use less energy by moving heat instead of generating it by combusting a fuel source. The most efficient gas furnace cannot convert 100% of its fuel into heat because it will lose some during conversion. Electric heat pumps put out less carbon while providing 2 to 5 more heating energy. Most heat pumps use inverter technology, giving the compressor more variable speeds, which allows you only to use as much or as little energy as you need.


Things to consider

Inadequate insulation contributes to higher electricity usage regardless of efficiency. According to Energy Star, inadequately insulated homes can lose up to 20% of their energy. Not all Heat pumps have an inverter. Heat pumps with an inverter use less energy, are quieter, and keep your home consistently more comfortable.

Before starting your search for a new heat pump, look for rebates and incentive programs, such as the TECH Clean California rebate. Make sure your home is efficiently insulated and free of any drafts. Ask around and get recommendations from friends, family, or neighbors to see how they like their systems. Last, look up reviews online from reputable sources.