What you need to know before replacing your furnace with a heat pump.

What You Need To Know Before Replacing Your Furnace With A Heat Pump

The government of Canada is pushing to have a better energy-saving economy by going green energy before 2030. In addition, they have signed into effect to provide rebates for anyone who is planning on upgrading their heating equipment.

The reason behind this is to cut down on fossil fuel usage, which is directly contributing to global warming. However, due to the many different events that are happening globally such as increased flooding, hurricanes, famine and melting of the Antarctic ice. They have decided to play their part in supporting the movement of saving the planet.

Customers are now looking into the option of using a heat pump system to provide heating to their homes. But still, there are a lot of misconceptions about the heat pump and how they work, compared to a furnace. So if you are a homeowner considering replacing your furnace with a heat pump, below are a few things that you should know before making that decision.

How Does The Heat Pumps and Furnaces Works?

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Both the heat pump and furnace are commonly used to provide heating within homes. However, there are some differences in how the two heating system generate their source of heat.

A major difference is that the furnace burns fossil fuel which creates its heat immediately, while the heat pump relies on thermal energy to extract the heat from the outside temperature.

The heat pump adds heat to the conditioned space by reversing the flow of refrigerants. Whereby, the indoor evaporator expels the heat inside the home while the condensing unit absorbs heat from the outside temperature. In addition, it will take more energy to generate heat than it does to move it from one place to another. This is why, with the correct size heat pump system, you will be able to warm your home more efficiently.

The increasing efficiency of a heat pump is comparable to the highest efficiency furnace on the market today.  So using less energy to heat your home means that you can potentially save on your monthly heating bills.

What are some of the cons if  I replace a furnace with a heat pump?

One of the biggest challenges you will find when replacing a furnace with a heat pump is cost. The upfront cost will be a bit more and may also require you to upgrade your electrical service panel.

What are the reasons you may ask? It’s because operating the heat pump will require more air registers outlets to be inside your home, unlike the furnace which requires less venting.

But on the other hand, this can be easily resolved by using a smaller heat pump system combined with the usage of a secondary heat source. Not only that, but you are also helping to save the environment, by reducing the burning of fossil fuels.

Give us a call today and speak to one of our heat pump contractor in order to get the right system for your home.