Meet the amazing electric heat pump.
It’s a marvel of modern science! Electric heat pumps are safe, energy-efficient and affordable. They replace your gas furnace AND your air conditioner. In fact, heat pumps do practically everything but the dishes!
Let’s take a closer look. Electric heat pumps offer:
Electric heat pumps don’t use gas or oil and don’t produce carbon monoxide. Plus, there’s no pilot light, so they’re less of a fire risk.
Efficiency and Versatility
A well-maintained electric heat pump can be up to two times more efficient than gas furnaces in the winter. Come summer, it provides high-efficiency cooling.
Durable and long-lasting, an electric heat pump has a longer average lifespan than that of a gas furnace.
An electric heat pump is usually less expensive than a gas furnace of similar capacity. Because it’s less costly to operate, your heat pump will save you money every year.
Your electric heat pump will also replace your air conditioner! And because high-efficiency heat pumps dehumidify better than typical central air conditioner units, you’ll use less energy during the summer.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, heat pumps have been used for many years nationwide. Until recently, they weren’t adopted as quickly in areas like ours, which have long periods of extreme cold.
The good news is that in recent years, heat pump technology has progressed and is now equivalent to gas furnaces for heating.
Contact your local electric cooperative to learn more about electric heat pumps.