Anything you can do to lower your electric bill is something worth considering. Even if you only save a few dollars every month, it’ll add up over the course of a year. If you’re tired of your standard gas furnace running up your utility bills every winter, it’s time for a change. And that change could come in the form of a heat pump. Heat pumps are among the most efficient ways to heat a home, which saves you money on your electric bill.
How Does it Work?
A heat pump operates in a similar manner as your refrigerator. When running, a compressor unit pressurizes refrigerant so it evaporates and gathers heat from the air.
The refrigerant is then forced to evaporate outdoors during the winter months, which pulls heat into your home. It’s then forced through expansion chambers, which lowers the pressure, turns into a liquid, and eventually heats your home.
Yes, it sounds confusing, but it’s an efficient process.
How Much Can You Save with a Heat Pump?
This depends on a variety of factors, ranging from the size of your home to the type of electric heat pump you install. As a general rule of thumb, you can expect to save somewhere in the range of 20 to 30 percent. By moving heat from one area to another, as opposed to creating heat, a heat pump can work more efficiently than a traditional gas or electric furnace. Also, a heat pump doesn’t heat your home in the same manner as a furnace. Think about it like this. When a furnace turns on, it pushes a strong blast of hot air through your ductwork and into your home. From there, it turns off, the interior temperature of your home eventually drops down, and the furnace turns back on (based on your thermostat setting).
Heat pumps, on the other hand, disperse heat more evenly, which keeps your home consistently warm.
Save During the Summer, Too
Despite the name, a heat pump can also cool your home. This allows you to cool your home during the warm summer months, all with the same unit. You don’t need a separate furnace and air conditioner to maintain your desired temperature year-round. This is particularly helpful if you have a smaller space to heat and cool, as you can take advantage of both space savings and money savings.
When hot or cold weather is in full swing, there’s no better time than now to consider installing a heat pump in your Boston home. These units are effective at cooling your home as well as heating your home efficiently, even when outdoor temperatures drop into the teens.
If you’re ready to learn more about heat pump installation in Boston, including the installation process and how it can lower your electric bill, contact us to set up a consultation. We can visit your home, assess your property, and help you choose a heat pump that suits your needs and budget.