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HOW DOES A HEAT PUMP AFFECT HEATING AND ELECTRICITY BILLS?

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People today are more aware of global warming and climate change than they’ve ever been with an increased pressure on consumers to use products that will cause minimum carbon emissions to be released into our environment. Heat pumps are a better alternative to gas and oil boilers as they don’t produce any CO2. But, heat pumps do use electricity to function, so as a homeowner, you need to ensure that renewable energy acquired from wind and solar power is used. Traditional electricity production produces a lot of greenhouse emissions as fossil fuels are burnt. Using heat pumps with renewable energy sources can help reduce the carbon imprint on our planet.

Service Plus is a locally-owned and operated company and has been in the plumbing and heating business for over 15 years. We offer plumbing, heating, air conditioning, refrigeration, gas fitting and sheet metal/ductwork services throughout Kamloops.


DO HEAT PUMPS HELP REDUCE ELECTRICITY BILLS?

Energy bills will most certainly reduce if you switch to a heat pump. Have a look at a few ways in which you can limit your heat pump’s energy consumption and in turn reduce electricity bills:

  1. Don’t change the temperature that is already set. If you keep altering the temperature frequently, the heat pump will use more power. Set the thermostat to a specific temperature that will meet your needs sufficiently, and then don’t change it again.

  2. Make sure that the water-heating temperature is not set too high. If it is, the heat pump will consume more power to get it to the appropriate temperature. Even if you reduce the water temperature to 40 degrees Celsius or lower, it will heat your house efficiently.

  3. The filters inside a heat pump can get extremely dirty and blocked, which can reduce airflow and harm its performance. There’s a high risk that bills will flare up by 25% or more if proper and timely maintenance is not done.

  4. Heat pumps can be easily combined with solar panels and this can help reduce electricity bills substantially if you use solar power for the heat pump. It is a good investment in the long run as your bills will be balanced and your carbon footprint will reduce. It’s a win-win situation for both you and the planet you call home.

Get in touch with our team at Service Plus today for plumbing and heating services!

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