The Green Way to Heat Your Home

October 01, 2022
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Heat pumps are one of the most efficient ways to heat and cool your home. With the new advancements over the past few years, some heat pumps can even transfer heat effectively in subzero temperatures. Like your refrigerator, heat pumps use electricity to transfer heat from a cool space to a warm space, making the cool space cooler and the warm space warmer. Because heat pumps transfer rather than generate heat, they can keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

Did you know that heat pumps are 300% more efficient than electric resistance heat? They can also reduce energy use for heating by almost 50% compared to a furnace or other zonal options. Because our members enjoy carbon-free hydropower, installing a heat pump is a great greenhouse gas-reducing alternative to heating with natural gas.

If you are thinking of switching, Salem Electric can help! Incentives are available for residential members who install qualifying high-efficiency air source or ductless heat pumps. Learn more.