Most American households still use fossil fuels for powering heating and cooling systems. However, electric heat pumps have become a viable alternative for reducing carbon emissions. Here’s how you can go green with a heat pump in Rogers, AR.
Cut Electricity Costs by Half
A heat pump can pull warm air into the house in winter and expel heat energy from the room in summer. The refrigeration process transfers rather than generates energy for heating and cooling.
Therefore, your heat pump only consumes a fraction of the electrical energy compared to an electric resistance system. A specialized mechanism called a reverse cycle chiller can also supply hot water to your home.
Heat pumps can also reduce your utility bills considerably. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, heat pumps can cut electricity costs for water and space heating by 50%.
Reduce Carbon Emissions for Space and Water Heating
Typically, heat pumps use electricity instead of fossil fuels for heating and cooling. Therefore, they generate fewer emissions than natural gas or propane.
While the electricity could be from a fossil fuel source, the carbon footprint would still be lower. Heat pumps have a COP (Coefficient of Performance) between two and five. That means systems with a COP of 4 can generate up to five units of energy for one unit of electricity.
Advanced Features for Even Higher Energy Efficiency
HVAC system manufacturers have been incorporating advanced features to boost efficiency and comfort. Recent technologies such as ductless mini-split systems are ideal for zoning individual rooms to reduce energy consumption.
The latest high-efficiency models are quieter and can regulate humidity more effectively during those northwest Arkansas hot and humid summers. Thanks to improvements in technology, heat pumps could soon supply 90% of the world’s water and space heating needs.
A well-installed heat pump can reduce your energy bills and boost your home’s comfort. Our team is fully licensed and insured to provide HVAC system services. Call George’s Refrigeration & Heating for AC installation services with a 100% guarantee.
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