Consider a Heatpump to Lower Your Utility Bill
At a time where economic conditions make it difficult for many homeowners to pay the mortgage and stay afloat, it's especially hard to deal with seemingly ever-increasing utility bills. Sometimes, gas and electricity can cost a small fortune. Depending on where you live and what utility company you're dealing with, gas and electric can cost a fortune. And unlike most goods where you get a discount when you buy more, utilities often charge a higher rate the more energy you use, even if it's not your fault at all. There's an answer to this problem that doesn't require freezing in the winter and sweating in the summer: upgrade your existing, inefficient equipment. And specifically, consider a heatpump!
Why does it make sense to consider a heat pump? Because heat pumps can be very efficient. The latest units can reach what is called a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) of almost 18, and a Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF) of almost 10. Depending on the energy costs in your region, replacing a conventional system (or even an older, less efficient heat pump) can save hundreds of dollars a year. And there may also be tax credits or rebates reducing the cost of purchase. You'll also find that the latest model heatpumps are extremely quiet--very much in contrast to many air conditioning units that can wake you up at night and annoy you during the day.
Is a heatpump for everyone? That depends on your heating and cooling requirements and also on where you live. Homes in the Abbotsford, Langley, Surrey and Chilliwack areas, for example, are excellent candidates, especially when configured as dual fuel systems where a small gas furnace assists on very cold days. Heat pumps are a remarkable, and remarkably simple, technology that can provide year-round comfort at a remarkably low cost.
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