Can Heat Pumps Save the World? It’s Worth a Try
You’re not imagining it if it feels like there’s a new report detailing the severity of the current climate crisis issued every other week, each one more urgent than the last. While reversing the environmental damage caused by our dependence on fossil fuel will take major structural change, we can’t ignore the role we can play as individuals in changing the status quo and fighting for a healthier future for our planet.
Bet you didn’t expect your local heating and cooling solutions experts to double as climate crusaders. But we feel the sense of urgency in the reports and in the headlines, and we believe that we can do something with two words and one smart investment: heat pumps.
We don’t want to exaggerate, but heat pumps have the ability to benefit everything from our planet’s future to the air that we breathe to the number on our monthly utility bill. Let us break it down for you.
- Heat pumps can help break our dependence on fossil fuels. Our lives run on fossil fuels—they power our cars and industries and heat our homes. Because heat pumps rely on the energy in Earth’s soil or in the air to heat or cool our homes, they do not require fossil fuel to function—effectively breaking the cycle of dependence to which we’ve grown accustomed. Think of the impact it would have if Americans stopped burning fossil fuels to manage the interior temperature of their homes and businesses. The result would be a massive reduction in the harmful greenhouse gases that contribute to global climate change.
- Reducing harmful emissions = a cleaner future for us and our planet. The EPA and U.S. Department of Energy have recognized the ability of heat pumps to cut down on greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide or carbon monoxide (which can be deadly if not detected). These emissions, typically produced by traditional heating and cooling systems, contribute to air quality pollution. If we want to make a cleaner, healthier future for ourselves and our children, investing in heat pumps is a great place to start.
- Combat climate change while saving money on your monthly utility bill. It’s a win-win. Burning fossil fuels year after year to heat and cool your home adds up. Because heat pumps eliminate the need to burn fuel (we might have mentioned that once or twice) and are able to deliver more energy with only a small amount of electricity, they are incredibly cost-effective. They also spread heat more evenly throughout your home and tend to be quieter than a traditional furnace.
At the end of the day, heat pumps are simply a smart investment. The current state of the climate crisis demands action, and heat pumps are one way we as individuals can make real change.
When you’re ready to install a system of your own or just want to learn more about the many benefits of heat pumps, we’re ready to help. We’ll be there to guide you through assessment and installation and to keep your system in perfect shape for years to come. Contact us about your clean energy heating and cooling future while incentives last.