A lot has happened in the past few years. We don’t need to tell you that, you already basically know it. But depending on the field or the industry, different trends are starting to take place, and we’re here to talk to you about the HVAC trends.
More specifically–we’d like to talk about the trend of heat pump technology.
Back a few decades ago, the only heat pumps that were widely used were air conditioners. And since then, air conditioning has grown tremendously in both necessity and popularity.
But now, heat pumps that work both as heating systems and as cooling systems, are widely popular and becoming powerhouses compared to other systems on the market. And, to make things even more compelling, heat pump installations in Grand Rapids, MI are more efficient and eco-friendly than ever before.
Let’s discuss in detail why heat pumps are really some of the most innovative systems on the market, and why one might be perfect for your home.
Energy Efficiency Is a High Priority
In the 21st century, few things matter more than energy efficiency. Energy is such a huge requirement in our daily lives, from the electricity that powers our devices, to the energy required to start our cars and commute to work.
There’s really not a day that goes by that we don’t use energy in some capacity, and using the least amount of energy is usually the best for ourselves and our lifestyles.
However, using less energy needs to be matched with using affordable energy. After all, all the electricity that comes from your local power plant is created and sold to you for a price. This is first and foremost why using less electricity is better, since you don’t have to pay as much in the long run.
Heat pumps are impressively efficient based on the fact that they move heat instead of creating it. This means that if you’re going to consume electricity from your local power plant, at least you’ll be consuming much less of it than if you were using a different heating system.
Electricity Is the Energy of the Future
Electricity really is the energy of the future. The reason is simple: electricity can come from a wide variety of different sources, while gas or oil has a particular source that is finite. For instance, if you’re a long-term homeowner on your property and invest in solar panels in the future, that electrical energy could be used to power your heat pump and other appliances in your home.
Or, if your local municipality sets up wind farms or a hydroelectric plant, you’ll be able to capitalize on the cheaper, more plentiful electricity by powering up your home.
More and More Powerful Models
The last issue people have with heat pumps is their power compared to other heating systems. But the truth is that with newer models on the market, they’re becoming more and more powerful. The ability for these heat pumps to stay warm on the coldest days of the year means that they’ll be able to soon outpace even gas furnaces with efficiency and power.
Contact GRmetro Heating and Cooling Inc if you’re ready for a heat pump installation.