Why Are Heat Pumps More Efficient Than Resistive Heaters?
Posted on November 9th, 2018
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Heat pumps are by far one of the best methods to heat your home, especially in the kind of climate we have in Georgia and South Carolina. Does that surprise you? They are more energy efficient and will make a noticeable difference in the amount of energy you use and pay for each month. These units will last over 15 years easily, and they have even more outstanding qualities. They are certainly preferable to resistive heaters, and at Duggan’s One-Hour Heating & Air Conditioning, we are ready to install yours as soon as possible. Here are details on what makes heat pumps
more efficient than electric resistance heaters.
Heat Pumps Move Heat
One of the main reasons heat pumps are so energy efficient is in their very design; heat pumps do not generate heat on their own, they simply move it
. On top of that, heat pumps are not only for heating your home
, but cooling it as well. The heat pump mechanism is usually made up of two components, an indoor and outdoor one, with a compressor in between them both that contains refrigerant. When you need to heat your home, the machine takes the heat that is present outside and moves it inside. In the summertime, it does the opposite by pushing any heat in your house outside. These machines work wonders in temperature control, providing room to room consistency with several variations of pumps to suit your properties needs.
They Use Far Less Electricity
According to the U.S. Department of Energy
, heat pumps use 50% less electricity than electric resistance heaters do. With half of that energy being conserved, you are preventing waste, helping the environment, and saving that much more money each month to put towards other things. An air-source heat pump (one of the options we provide services for at Duggan’s) produces three units of heat for every one unit of electricity used. Ground-source heat pumps, the other type of heat pump we provide servicing for, uses the temperatures underground to both heat and cool homes. You can save up to 70% in energy costs using one of these machines. Heat pumps are so easy to maintain, have no emissions, and you can even get you tax credit for using them.
Call Duggan’s Today
At Duggan’s One-Hour Heating and Air Conditioning
, we are heat pump experts, and we will always encourage our residents to consider installing them. Our climate here in Georgia and South Carolina are perfect for them, and the energy savings are incomparable. If your interest is piqued and you are wanting to get more information on the installation of an air-source or ground-source heat pump, call us today
. We are based in Augusta, GA and serve surrounding South Carolina cities