1) Heat pumps provide excellent energy efficiency and cost savings
Heat pumps are 400% more efficient than electric heating and even more compared to fossil fuel based systems. This allows homeowners to significantly reduce their heating bills. Nothing compares with the efficiency of heat pumps.
Heat pumps, well renowned for their exceptional energy efficiency, offer so many additional benefits. Let’s take a look at some of the other major benefits of heat pumps offer.
2) Heat pumps can provide self-sufficient heating
Not only do these energy savings translate into substantial financial savings over the years, they also make it possible for homeowners to become self-sufficient with their heating when pairing their heat pump with a solar PV power plant and energy storage system.
3) Heat pumps are environmentally friendly
Even if you just switch over to a heat pump from almost any other heating form you will be reducing greenhouse gas emissions and your carbon footprint. That is because your system will be between 3x and 6x more efficient than any other heating method.
If you use a low-carbon energy provider then your system will have a very low carbon footprint. If you do use your own solar PV system to power the heating completely then the system will be carbon free. And since the system uses electricity instead of fossil fuels, it reduces your contribution to greenhouse gas emissions.
4) Heat pumps offer unparalleled versatility
You can use a heat pump to either heat or cool your home. A heat pump can provide you with domestic hot water, heat your pool, cool your cellar, capture and recycle heat from industrial processes and so much more. They can work with radiators or underfloor heating, ducted air systems or fan coils, in new buildings or old buildings, and in small residential or large commercial applications. They can use the air, the ground or water as a heat source and can heat water, or heat and cool air. The flexibility offered by heat pumps is unmatched.
5) Heat pumps offer excellent comfort levels
Modern heat pumps provide fantastic levels of comfort by offering constant, well-distributed heating. Their precise heating controls, multi-zone management and many settings allow you to customize your experience according to your needs. They can provide consistent heating and cooling, eliminating any hot or cold spots sometimes experienced with traditional systems.
6) Heat pumps have very long lifespans with little maintenance
Modern, trustworthy heat pumps can have a lifespan that varies between 20 and 25 years of service. This means you will get more out of your initial investment, and you will enjoy the ownership of a highly reliable system. Our TermoPlus heat pumps typically last more than 25 years and many of our first units (30 years of service) are still operational.
Maintenance is very minimal (but essential if you want to make the most of your system!).
7) Heat pumps offer a competitive total cost of ownership
Yes, heat pumps can be more expensive than most other heating systems. However, their extreme efficiency means that you will experience very substantial savings over their lifetime – which can easily exceed 20 years. In addition to that, they have very low maintenance costs. Not to mention, the investment cost can very often be significantly reduced through subsidies. If you aren’t eligible for a grant, you can still buy a heat pump through financing. This way you can spread the investment cost over more years and benefit from their efficiency from day one.
8) Heat pumps are very safe
Compared to wood, gas or oil furnaces, there are no flames, no gases, no combustion and no flammable fuels. There is no risk of fire, carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, or gas leaks. Modern cold climate heat pumps are also very reliable in extremely cold weather and can operate at temperatures as low as -25°C or even -30°C. This reduces the risk of vulnerable people freezing in their home due to a heating system failure.
9) Heat pumps can improve indoor air quality
Heat pumps that work with air handlers can improve indoor air quality by introducing fresh air into the building (ventilation) and by filtering the air as it is circulated through and into the building.
Filtration can remove dust, pollen and animal hair from the circulating air. In addition, heat pumps in comparison to wood burners or gas / oil furnaces do not introduce any combustion byproducts into the air.
Also, heat pumps that offer dehumidification remove excess moisture in the air, resulting in the inhibition of bacterial and fungal overgrowth.
10) Heat pumps are scalable and upgradable
All heat pump system installations are designed to match the exact heating and cooling load requirements of a building. However, many heat pump models allow for future upgrades and scalability. Many TermoPlus units allow for future capacity increases through cascading. In addition, heat pumps can be added alongside existing heating systems to increase heating capacity. Upgrades to new controllers, software, and integrations with renewable energy sources are also possible.
11) The advantages of heat pumps are underestimated
If you are on the fence about purchasing a heat pump, you should read this post on the common misconceptions about heat pumps.
12) Heat pumps are the future
Heat pumps are constantly improving. They take up less space, they are becoming silent, they are increasingly more capable of operating in extremely cold conditions, and they are becoming even more efficient. Continuous innovations in heat pump technologies are making heat pumps an even better choice.