Heat pumps are the most energy-efficient form of electric heating if you get the right one.
- Homeowners are often uneasy about the effect of electric heat pumps on their energy bills, however they are surprisingly efficient.
They only cost about 28c per minute to run, so running it for 4 minutes a day during the Winter months is $1.12 a day. To cool your house during the Summer months, it costs about 8c an minute, so running it continuously for 4 minutes a day is 34c per day. That’s all it takes for your house to care about a more comfortable environment during summer. Some factors affect the running costs of your electric heat pump. For instance, when choosing the ideal heat pump for your home, ensure it is the right size. The size of your heat pump should match your home’s cooling or heating needs. An oversized component runs too fast separate from achieving the desired effects. While it may be too fast in cooling & heating, other functions of your HVAC system, such as controlling humidity levels, will be ineffective, meaning it will have to run longer to achieve your desired temperature levels. An undersized component will struggle to keep up with the requirements of your home, causing your plan to run longer, which in turn increases energy consumption. Operation costs also vary depending on the size & layout of your home, temperature & room orientation, how often the heat pump is used, the size & number of windows, & whether your house is insulated.