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Are heat pumps more efficient than air conditioners?

Technician installing a heat pump.

Southern Ontario summers get extremely hot and humid. If you don’t already have one, you may want to consider installing a cooling system in your home. Although air conditioners are the most common way to cool a residence, you can also invest in a heat pump. It may seem counter-intuitive to install a machine that pumps heat to cool your home. However, the technology makes a lot of sense and offers several advantages over traditional air conditioners. Here are three reasons to choose a heat pump over an air conditioner.

1. Heat pumps are energy efficient.

Heat pumps are much more energy-efficient than air conditioners. In fact, they put out more cool air by volume than the amount of energy it takes to run them. Heat pumps also dehumidify better than standard central air conditioners, resulting in less energy usage.

Although both air conditioners and heat pumps effectively eliminate warm air from inside your home, the hotter it gets outside, the harder your air conditioning system has to work to keep your home cool. In contrast, heat pumps have the same cooling efficiency regardless of the outdoor temperature.

2. Heat pumps are eco-friendly.

Unlike conventional furnaces that use fossil fuels like natural gas, oil or propane, heat pumps run exclusively on electricity, a sustainable energy source that doesn’t produce any emissions. If your furnace currently runs on fossil fuels, you could significantly reduce your carbon footprint by making the switch to a heat pump.

3. Heat pumps can cool and warm your home.

Heat pumps effectively cool your home. However, did you know they can also heat your space? Heat pumps extract warm outdoor air and funnel it inside to warm your home when the temperature dips.

If it’s time to replace your old furnace and air conditioner, speak to the experts at Aire One Heating & Cooling about switching over to a heat pump to help you save money on your utility bills.

Southern Ontario’s heating and cooling experts

Aire One Heating & Cooling has been helping customers in Southern Ontario heat and cool their homes for over 30 years. We carry top-quality products and employ a team of qualified technicians. If you need a heat pump, furnace, air conditioner or boiler system installed in your Kitchener, Cambridge, Waterloo or Guelph home, contact us today. We have two locations in Kitchener and Cambridge.

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