Get a More Sustainable Home by Upgrading from a Conventional HVAC to an All-climate Heat Pump

Updated: June 2023
Upgrading from conventional hvac to an all-climate heat pump

The United Nations’ (UN) World Meteorological Organization (WMO) recently published the State of the Global Climate report, revealing the last eight years were the warmest on record. Record levels of greenhouse gas emissions caused changes on land, in oceans and in the atmosphere.

To reverse this trend, everyone can help do their part in reducing their carbon footprint – businesses and homeowners alike. More than 440 million tons of carbon emissions are produced each year from heating and air conditioning homes alone, according to the Center for Climate Change and Energy Solutions.

If you’re looking for a way to make your home more sustainable while simultaneously cutting energy usage costs, consider investing in an all-electric heat pump. All-climate, variable-capacity heat pumps are more environmentally friendly than conventional fossil-fuel-powered HVAC systems. Modern heat pumps can air-condition or heat and allow you to enjoy personalized, room-specific temperature settings.

Whether it’s 100⁰ F or 0° F outside, all-climate heat pumps meet your home’s year-round comfort and energy-efficiency needs, regardless of where you live.

How all-climate heat pumps work

High-efficiency heat pump systems are significantly more reliable and effective than ones from the past. In fact, the variable-capacity heat pump technology available today is a testament to how far all-electric heat pumps have come since their humble beginnings.

The most popular type is the all-electric, air-source heat pump. Like conventional air conditioners, heat pumps move heat energy from the inside to the outside with the help of refrigerant pumped by a compressor through copper tubes and evaporator coils. Heat pumps can reverse the direction of the refrigerant depending on if you want cooling (inside/out) or heating (outside/in). 

Inverter-driven heat pumps can help control humidity better than standard on/off air-conditioning systems. Additionally, unlike conventional HVAC systems, which can circulate pollutants and allergens in each space throughout the home, ductless heat pumps use filters to clean the air, removing particles like dust and pollen. In doing so, they contribute to healthier and more comfortable homes.

By reducing temperature swings and helping maintain optimal humidity levels, all-climate heat pumps can create a fresher and more comfortable indoor environment.

Reduce energy usage and increase savings with multi-zone systems

 When you choose to purchase a multi-zone heat pump system, you’ll benefit from room-specific temperature settings, allowing family members to air condition or heat each room to their liking. Each zone has its own controller. So, when a room is unoccupied, you can program a milder set-back temperature to help save on energy bills, turn it down for more cooling or shut it off. 

Get incentives for investing in heat pumps

As an added benefit, the U.S. government is offering incentives to homeowners through the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of 2022. The IRA is Uncle Sam’s largest climate investment initiative in U.S. history.

Eligible homeowners could benefit from the Energy Efficient Home Improvement Credit – Section 25C – which provides a tax credit of 30% of the total costs to install a qualified heat pump system up to $2,000. 

Regional utility companies also provide incentives to electrify your home. These vary, depending on where you live.

Lessen your home’s carbon footprint with a heat pump

Heat pumps produce less carbon emissions than their conventional counterparts. Modern systems are more energy efficient than conventional HVACs because they’re fossil-fuel-free and consume less electricity. The Department of Energy (DOE) reports today’s heat pumps can use up to 50% less electricity than electric-resistance systems.

The World Economic Forum (WEF) recently reported that heat pumps could reduce global CO2 emissions by 500 million tons by 2030 by replacing gas, oil and coal. 

Investing in an all-climate heat pump from Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US is an investment in your home, your family and the planet. Locate a local, independent HVAC contractor today

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