What makes heat pumps a great alternative to electric resistance heating? Let’s discuss how the two systems compare and why you may want to make the switch to heat pumps!
1. Heat Pumps Are More Efficient Than Electric Resistance Systems
To start, heat pumps are much more cost effective than electric resistance heating, such as furnaces and baseboard heaters.
According to Energy Star, heat pumps can cut electricity use by 50% compared to electric resistance heating and can be 2-3x more efficient than oil or propane systems.
With the rise of Massachusetts utility rates, improved energy efficiency is the key to reducing your utility costs!
2. Heat Pumps Offer Improved Comfort Options
As you evaluate whether or not heat pumps are the right fit for your home, it’s important to keep in mind the different types of heat pumps systems that can be installed to best suit your home’s needs.
Mini-split heat pumps are a great option for many homes since they offer room-by-room temperature control, can be ducted or ductless, and include in-unit dehumidification. These additional comfort options do wonders for the comfort and air quality of your home.
3. Heat Pumps Can Efficiently Heat And Cool Your Home
A heat pump’s ability to offer energy efficient heating and cooling ensures home comfort year-round. As a Massachusetts homeowner, you are investing in a system that can be utilized for more than just a few months out of the year!
We hope this discussion has helped your understanding of heat pumps as an alternative to electric resistance heating. For more HVAC information and resources check out our blog.
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