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June 5, 2024

Benefits of a Heat Pump

By Cantiro Homes

Living in Alberta means experiencing a diverse range of weather conditions, from frigid winters to scorching summers.

In this blog post, we’ll explore the most efficient and effective way to maintain a comfortable indoor climate year-round for our homeowners. Enter the heat pump—a versatile and energy-efficient solution that outshines traditional air conditioners in many ways. We’ve outlined four main benefits of a Heat Pump including:

  1. Air Purification
  2. Energy Efficiency
  3. Lower Energy Bills
  4. Versatility

But first, let’s break down what a heat pump is and how it works or watch our video below.

What Exactly is a Heat Pump?

Simply put, a heat pump is a device that moves heat from one place to another using electricity. In the winter, it extracts heat from the outside air, even in sub-zero temperatures, and transfers it indoors to keep you warm. Then, in the summer, it reverses the process to cool your home by removing heat from the indoors and releasing it outside. This dual functionality makes heat pumps a smart choice for maintaining indoor comfort throughout the year.

Now, let’s talk benefits!

 

Benefit #1: Air Purification

One of the top benefits of the heat pump is that it provides the best in air purification, ensuring your home is filled with exceptionally clean and healthy air.

Trane CleanEffects™ is a cutting-edge air filtration system integrated into heat pumps, providing superior indoor air quality. Amazing features include:

  1. IFD (Intense Field Dielectric) Technology: This advanced technology captures particles as small as 0.1 microns, including dust, pollen, mold spores, and bacteria. It is far more effective than traditional filters.
  2. 99.98% Particle Removal: Trane CleanEffects™ can remove up to 99.98% of airborne particles and allergens, ensuring that the air you breathe is exceptionally clean.
  3. Asthma & Allergy Friendly Certification: The Trane CleanEffects™ system is certified as Asthma & Allergy Friendly, making it an ideal choice for households with asthma or allergy sufferers.

To learn more about how this system works, visit Trane’s CleanEffects Air Filtration System video, linked here. 

Benefit #2: Energy Efficiency

Cold climate heat pumps can deliver up to four times more heat energy than the electricity they consume. This efficiency is achieved because the pump is not generating heat through electrical resistance (like traditional electric heaters), but rather moving existing heat, which requires less energy.

Heat pumps also significantly reduce the reliance on fossil fuels by utilizing electricity to move heat instead of burning fuel to generate it. This shift helps lower greenhouse gas emissions, aligning with environmental initiatives such as Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan and Canada’s ambitious NetZero goals.

By choosing a heat pump, homeowners contribute to a greener planet and a more sustainable future.

Benefit #3: Lower Energy Bills

While the initial investment in a heat pump may be higher compared to a conventional air conditioner, the long-term savings are substantial. The efficiency of heat pumps translates into lower energy consumption, which means lower utility bills. Homeowners can often recoup their investment through these savings in just a few years, making heat pumps a cost-effective choice in the long run.

Benefit #4: Versatility

With a heat pump, you get both heating and cooling in one system, eliminating the need for separate units. This not only saves space but also reduces the overall cost of installation and maintenance. Additionally, having a single system for both heating and cooling simplifies the process of managing and servicing your home’s climate control system.

Comfortable, Efficient, and Environmentally Friendly Year-Round

Legacy Heating & Cooling is proud to be one of Cantiro’s go-to experts for heat pumps, which come standard for all Cantiro Homes. Their expertise ensures that our homeowners receive top-notch installation and service, maximizing the benefits of their heat pump system.

You can rest assured that your home will be comfortable, efficient, and environmentally friendly year-round.

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