Heat pumps are better for the environment than gas or fuel furnaces

I do not like to admit that I was not worried nearly enough about the environment in previous years.

  • There is no excuse because I’m young and was raised in an environmentally-conscious society.

One of the earliest memories of a school project was during Earth Day in kindergarten. Both of us made images of globes with cut-out construction paper and l gained about water conservation and air pollution. But in the years since I have become lazy and complacent with our attitude towards climate change. I shouldn’t be using so several single-use plastic products, especially when they’re not even necessary. It’s simple to use garbage bags indiscriminately and end up with a box of bags every month going into the landfill. Until I can become more energy independent from fossil fuels, I’m going to find the most efficient ways to be a consumer within this world of constant pollution. If you’re going to change your energy consumption, it’s best to start with the thing that amounts to almost 50% of all energy use nationwide—indoor climate control. There are a lot of people who suppose air conditioners should be replaced after 15 years; not just because the equipment wears down in this period, but also because newer Heating and A/C systems are more energy efficient. Air conditioners might not be as extreme of an example of this principle compared to heat pumps in the world of furnaces. A fan-forced electric furnace or a single or dual-fuel method is going to cost a lot of currency to operate compared to a basic heat pump. If you can afford the large cost of installing a geothermal heat pump, your energy expenses for Winter heating will be even lower.

 

 

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