heat pumps

How Much Energy Do Heat Pumps Use?

We hear it all the time from people calling in for free estimates and more information about heat pumps: How much energy do heat pumps use?

The truth is that ductless heat pumps use much less energy than other traditional ways of heating your home. As a result heat pumps will cost you less on your energy bills each month. On top of that you can get rebates on your heat pump purchase and even your municipality if they support energy-efficient HVAC installations like ductless heat pumps.

Ductless Units & Electric Bills

In case you don’t know, heat pumps operate on electricity instead of natural gas. First off, that means you aren’t using oil to heat your home, so you’ve already made a more environmentally-friendly choice. Secondly, while electricity is also considered a non-renewable source of energy, your heat pump uses around half as much electricity than it does gas. You’ll see this savings almost immediately on your energy bills.

Heat Pumps Don’t Generate Heat

It’s not what is sounds like. Heat pumps don’t actually generate the heat they serve you in your home, they harness what is already in the air. Ductless heat pumps power an evaporator, condenser, compressor, and pump in order to remove the heat energy from the air and send it into your home. This operation requires far less moving parts and less energy than traditional heating options.

How Do They Collect Heat?

Ductless heat pumps collect heat from outside your home, concentrate it to create warmth, and pump it inside. This method of using existing heat from the environment is already much more efficient than traditional heating options. When combined with other energy-saving methods, heat pumps can have an especially dramatic impact.

For more information about heat pumps or to understand how they can positively impact your home give us a call today: 1.866.482.2767. We’ll provide you with a free estimate for the installation of your new ductless heat pump. If you just need maintenance or repairs we’ll do the same too. We’ve got over 35 years of experience so let us know what you need and we’ll take care of it.