Heating in cold climate can be expensive, heating accounts for about 30% of the energy used in households in the US.
Air source heat pumps can provide 1.5 to 3 more times heat energy than the electrical energy it consumes. It works by moving heat instead of converting it from fuel. It basically utilizes existing heat, which means it uses less energy to warm and cool your house.
Of course in order to keep up your energy savings you will have to keep or reduce your usage habits. Running your heater at higher temperature will affect your energy savings. Because the air source heat pump uses less energy to produce heat, you can keep your home cozy and warm while saving on your heating bill. The amazing thing about heat pumps is that they can be used to cool your home in the summer by reversing the mechanism to pull warm air from the inside your home in order to cool it.
Air source pumps have been used for years but were never used in areas that experience long period of subfreezing temperatures. Thanks to advancement in technology it can now be used efficiently in colder regions. Even with the current technological advancement with the heat pump there are still some problems that can be improved upon. When the coils aren’t cleaned properly, the pump can experience low airflow cutting down on its efficiency.
Like everything else if it’s properly taken care of and maintained regularly, it can provide your home with efficient heating and cooling all year long.