THE MOST EFFICIENT, ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY HEATING AND COOLING SYSTEM AVAILABLE!
Also known as Earth Energy Systems, heat pumps utilize the heat from the sun, stored in the earth, water or air, to heat and cool homes. Though these units were developed in the 1930’s, only in the past decade have consumers come to realize the cost efficiency and environmentally friendly aspects of the heat pump.
HOW HEAT PUMPS WORK
Heat pumps do not create heat, they merely transfer it from one place to another. Although a heat pump is technically a refrigeration system, it can be used for both heating and cooling. In the summer months, as an air conditioner, the heat pump removes the warm air from inside the home and expels it outside. During the winter, the heat pump operates in reverse, removing heat from the cold outside air and depositing it indoors (even very cold air contains heat).
Canadians spend on average, 80% of their energy dollar on heating and cooling. Heat pumps can offer savings of 50-70% annually.
The most advanced gas furnaces are 98% efficient. That means that for $1.00 worth of natural gas fuel, you get .98 worth of heat. Heat pumps boast up to 400% efficiency! For $1.00 worth of electricity, the heat pump will provide $4.00 worth of heat. Though the initial cost of a heat pump is higher than a conventional heating system, the annual savings can help to payback the investment fast. In three to five years, that’s equivalent to a return on investment of 20%-30%. Most Earth Energy Systems provide hot water heating as an added bonus. This can reduce a water heating bill by as much as 50%.