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What are the Benefits of Installing a Heat Pump?

According to the Canadian Climate Institute, “Heat pumps are the lowest-cost option for heating and cooling most homes in Canada.”

And that’s great news!

The Institute goes on to say, “Heat pumps come out ahead on costs largely because they’re two to five times more efficient than gas furnaces, providing substantial savings on energy bills, and because they provide both heating and cooling in a single appliance.”

Are there additional benefits of installing a heat pump?

According to environmentaldefense.ca, there are three additional benefits to installing a heat pump: 1) heat pumps are better for the environment; 2) they are safer for your health; and 3) they provide better air quality.

How do heat pumps help the environment?

With growing concern over climate change and global warming, it’s important to burn fewer fossil fuels. Because heat pumps run on electricity, they do not create greenhouse gasses. Win-win!

How are heat pumps better for your health?

Gas furnaces and gas appliances increase the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning in your home, a risk not present in a home heated and cooled by a heat pump. In order to maintain a healthy home and minimize the risk of dangerous carbon monoxide levels, it is important to regularly maintain your gas furnace and connections to all gas-powered appliances, adding to your annual cost.

How do heat pumps provide better air quality?

Heat pumps are multifaceted appliances and can be equipped with air filters to filter out dust, pollen, and other pollutants, making it possible to eliminate mold and dust mites. It’s important for everyone in your home to breathe easy, especially those with respiratory issues such as asthma and emphysema.

To discuss these and additional benefits of installing a heat pump and to determine

which unit is best for you…

Call My Fireplace’s London location at 519-652-2774.

Visit the showroom at 4026 Meadowbrook Drive, London, ON.

Call the St. Thomas location at 519-633-4256.

Visit the showroom at 43993 Talbot Line, St. Thomas, ON.