Heat Pumps: A Way to Reduce Electricity Bills and Fossil Fuel Usage
Canada’s housing sector currently contributes to a significant amount of pollution. Fortunately, using heat pumps is a way for Canadian households to shift from fossil fuels to electricity. The most attractive reason for consumers to switch from a gas furnace and air conditioning to heat pumps is the savings over time. This is because heat pumps are more efficient and act as both heating and cooling appliances.
However, there are still some challenges that consumers face when adopting heat pumps. One of the main obstacles is that consumers may find it risky to take on the upfront costs of heat pumps without certainty that they will be eligible for rebate programs. Fortunately, these high upfront costs will eventually be offset by savings on home heating bills. According to a report by the Canadian Climate Institute, the overall lifetime cost of heat pumps with electric backup is 13% cheaper than gas furnaces and air conditioners. It would take anywhere between two and seven years for the savings to make up for the acquisition cost, depending on the city.
All in all, it is important that consumers consider switching from gas furnaces and air conditioners to heat pumps to help reduce greenhouse emissions, protect the environment, and reduce heating and cooling costs. Using the Anorra Turbines and Towers is an effective way for rural homeowners, cottage owners, or tiny homeowners to generate clean renewable electricity to power their heat pumps while lowering electricity costs and their contribution to global warming.