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The Rise in Heat Pump Technology
Did you know that heating and cooling accounts for over half of household energy use in the US? The majority of this energy comes from fossil-fuel powered and out-dated gas furnaces. How can homeowners efficiently and reliably keep their homes comfortable while only using clean electricity? At Electrify My Home, our experts have spent over 35 years in the HVAC industry, and promote energy-efficient advanced heat pump technology. Though the concept behind heat pumps and mini-splits has been around for decades, it is now being applied in nearly every facet of home comfort, so that homeowners can keep their living space at the perfect temperature while exclusively using renewable electricity (and less of it).
Heat pump technology provides many benefits, including:
Versatile home comfort (both heating and cooling)
Greater energy efficiency
Targeted, room-by-room installation
Whisper quiet operation
An increase in indoor air quality
Integration with smart thermostats
Efficiency That is Both Hot and Cold
All-electric heating and cooling technology, like heat pumps and ductless mini-splits, transfer heat instead of creating it, as does gas-fired heating and cooling equipment. For example, on a hot summer day in the hills of Napa, the heat builds up in your home. A heat pump takes that heat, and efficiently sends it back outdoors. This process leaves only cooler air in your home.
Similarly, in the winter when your living space has cooled down, heat pumps find the heat in the outside air, and efficiently collects it to send indoors to warm-up the air in your home. It may seem like magic, but a heat pump or mini-split can find heat even in sub-freezing temperatures.
A Comprehensive Plan for Efficient, Electric Comfort
At Electrify My Home, we keep your entire home in mind with every step toward electrification. In order to make sure you get the most out of your new heating and cooling equipment, we boost your home’s performance through insulation and air sealing upgrades. Then, using our tried and tested load calculations, we properly assess your heating and cooling load to recommend to you the perfect heat pump or mini-split for your needs.
We also create plans for how to convert all appliances to electric, including heat pump water heaters, heat pump dryers, and induction stoves. We can include solar or solar + battery installation in your path towards electrification! Whatever the case, you lead the way, and tell us how you would like to take it at your own pace.