We don’t need to tell you that prices are higher these days. With supply chain issues, record-high inflation, and global conflicts roiling the market, American consumers are feeling the financial pinch. That’s true in the grocery and at the gas pump. It’s also the case when it comes to heating your home.
Many Bristol, Middlesex, Norfolk, and Worcester County homeowners are installing electric heat pumps, a heating and cooling system that has long been popular in Southern homes and overseas. Many of our customers want to know how much electricity they can expect to use with a heat pump.
A heat pump moves heat between the inside and outside of your home. It comprises two essential parts: a compressor that sits outside your home and an air handler inside. In the winter, a heat pump compresses air from the outside, heating it and moving it into your living space. In summer, the reverse happens. The heat pump pulls warm inside air and expels it outside.
You can expect to use more electricity with a heat pump. Depending on how long you run it, the cost of electricity in your region, and how many air handlers your home has, this cost can be considerable, possibly more than a thousand dollars extra per year. But it will be largely offset by the reduced fuel usage you experience by not running a boiler or furnace.
It’s worth noting, however, that many of our customers choose to keep their furnace or boiler even after their heat pump installation. This is a backup heat source for the coldest weeks of the year.
Now that you have a sense of how heat pumps work and how much electricity they use, let’s discuss some ways to use your heat pump efficiently this winter:
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