Have you heard? The market for heat pumps is hot! Heat pumps are becoming more and more popular in the United States and abroad - last year, 117 million units were installed worldwide! (Grist, 2022)
Not familiar with heat pumps? Wondering if installing one is the right move for your home? Here’s a list of 5 great reasons to give heat pumps a chance.
Reason #1: Heat Pumps Can Efficiently Heat AND Cool Your Home
A heat pump is a highly efficient heating and cooling system that keeps your home at a comfortable temperature all year round. A single air source heat pump can replace your air conditioner AND heating system. The technology is very similar to a refrigerator: heat pumps take heat from the air inside a home and move it outside for cooling, and vice versa. Plus, heat pumps are electric; no need for fossil fuels like oil or natural gas.
Reason #2: They Work All Year Round (Yes, Even in Cold Weather!)
Today’s cold-climate heat pumps are made to operate in all temperatures, all year round – even in below-freezing temperatures during Massachusetts winters. But don’t take our word for it – just ask one of your neighbors! 100% of Danvers residents who responded to a recent Danvers Electric survey said that they were either very or fairly satisfied with their heat pump. One resident noted that their heat pump helped them decrease their use of fuel oil during the winter while keeping their home comfortable.
Reason #3: Heat Pumps Benefit Your Wallet, Health, and the Planet
Heat pumps are more efficient than oil, propane, or electric baseboard energy. This could mean significant cost savings – take our quiz to see how much you could save on your energy bill every year! Heat pumps not only help you save on energy costs, but they also produce significantly fewer greenhouse gas emissions than traditional heating and cooling systems. They’re one of the most overlooked climate solutions out there. Finally, heat pumps can benefit your health by filtering the air in your home and eliminating the dangers of gas leaks and carbon monoxide poisoning from burning fossil fuels.
Reason #4: Rebates Are Available to Help You Make the Switch
Don’t miss out! Whole-home and partial-home rebates are available to help you offset the initial costs of installing a heat pump. You could qualify for up to $12,000 in rebates from Danvers Electric and Mass Save for eligible heat pumps.
Heat pumps are becoming more popular in the United States and abroad - last year, 117 million units were installed worldwide (Grist, 2022)!
So! Ready to Install a Heat Pump? Share your email with Danvers Electric to receive additional guidance around installing a heat pump and claiming a rebate. The type of heat pump that you’ll need will depend on the size of your home, your existing heating systems, and your specific heating and cooling needs. The cost of installing a heat pump varies, but could potentially cost between $3,000-$6,000 per room. You’ll want to plan ahead to install a heat pump – this could be based on when your current heating and cooling systems need to be updated, for example – and follow the steps in this Heat Pump Buying Guide to get started.
Resources to Make It Happen
- Check out this heat pump buying guide and find a heat pump contractor near you.
- Take advantage of Mass Save and Danvers Electric rebates to save on costs.
- Schedule an energy assessment with Mass Save or Danvers Electric to make your home more energy efficient.
- Explore tips for how to get the most out of your heat pump.
Stay tuned for future Resilient Danvers blog posts!