Like your refrigerator, heat pumps use electricity to move heat from a cool space to a warm space, making the cool space cooler and the warm space warmer. During the heating season, heat pumps move heat from the cool outdoors into your warm house and during the cooling season, heat pumps move heat from your cool house into the warm outdoors. Because they move heat rather than generate heat, heat pumps can provide up to 4 times the amount of energy they consume.
The most common type of heat pump is the air-source heat pump, which transfers heat between your house and the outside air. If you heat with electricity, a heat pump can reduce the amount of electricity you use for heating by up to 60%. High-efficiency heat pumps also dehumidify better than standard central air conditioners, resulting in less energy usage and more cooling comfort in summer months.
This is possible because a heat pump moves heat from the air rather than converting it from a fuel, like in combustion heating systems. Heat pumps deliver constant, even temperatures, are quiet inside and out, and with routine maintenance, are typically durable and highly reliable. A properly maintained and installed heat pump can deliver service for 20 years or more.
When choosing a heat pump the HSPF (Heating Season Performance Factor) and SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating) ratings will help to determine the efficiencies of each system. In Canada, the amount of time spent heating annually is much greater than the time spent cooling. More consumers worldwide will be concerned about SEER rating, than HSPF; a common misconception made by Canadians. A higher HSPF rating will have a larger impact on yearly energy bills and cost of operation than what SEER ratings will.
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“We love it; we pay half of what we were before. We like the even heating and air conditioning the ZUBA provides, and of course the cost savings. Before our ZUBA we were lugging firewood so it’s been a huge timesaver. The install team was great; they were polite and cleaned up after themselves. We called our real estate agent prior to purchase to see if there would be value in resale, she was confident that with the new duct work and ZUBA system, we would get it all back!”
- Kim and Eric Moore, Fredericton Southside