Sustainability is a word hot on everyone’s lips at the moment and we’re all trying to do our best to reduce our carbon footprint. Your home is just one place where you have the autonomy to practise sustainability wherever possible, changing a few things here and there to create a more eco-friendly home.
From reducing waste to eliminating plastics, your home is where all of your sustainability changes first begin. Day by day, every small effort you make contributes to the overall effort of global sustainability. An issue we can no longer ignore, sustainability is something we should all be trying to incorporate into our everyday lives.
When it comes to heating your home, being conscious of your environmental impact doesn’t have to come at the cost of your comfort. Heat pumps are the most energy-efficient heating solution and can eliminate the need for less-sustainable heating sources.
Here are five ways heat pumps create a more eco-friendly home.
Enhance your home’s energy efficiency
Even for the less environmentally conscious, there are huge benefits from enhancing your home’s energy efficiency. The biggest drawcard of them all is seeing the reduction in your monthly power bills.
The good news is that lower monthly power bills mean less energy consumption – something we should all be trying to achieve as often as possible.
Heating in winter is no longer considered a luxury, it’s a necessity. Heat pumps allow us to stay warm inside our homes without excessive energy consumption. It’s all in the way that heat pumps work.
Heat pumps work by gathering all available heat from the outdoor unit and ‘pumping’ it through to the indoor unit. Even on the coldest winter days, there is enough heat outdoors to heat your home at your desired temperature. Through this technology, heat pumps require very little energy to run. In fact, the only energy needed is simply to run the compressor.
Heat and cool your home with one device
Heat pumps have allowed us to reduce our heating and cooling methods down to one, easy-to-use device.
Gone are the days when we needed multiple devices for heating and cooling in order to achieve the right temperature. Even then, we’d have to wait until the device reached these temperatures which was a frustrating exercise in itself.
It is far more eco-friendly to purchase only one device for all your heating and cooling needs. The more sources you purchase, the more sources that end up in landfills. If you’re keen to create a more eco-friendly home, be a smart consumer and opt for a heat pump.
Eliminate outdated heating methods
The fact that heat pumps are multifunctional means you can heat and cool your home at the touch of a button in an energy-efficient way.
You can do away with old energy-guzzling heating methods and you’ll never have to purchase another. Fan heaters, gas heaters, oil heaters – we can say goodbye to these ineffective devices and replace them with one that will reduce your energy consumption and create a more eco-friendly home.
Eliminating old heaters and upgrading to a heat pump will leave you wondering why you haven’t done it sooner.
Reduce carbon emissions
Now that we know more about carbon emissions, we know how harmful they are for the environment. If you’ve been using a gas heater or wood burner, it’s definitely time you switched to something with little or no carbon emissions.
Outdated heating sources do more harm than good, burning gas and wood and consuming huge amounts of energy.
However, for every kW used to run a heat pump, around 4 kW of energy is produced. Unlike gas and wood heaters, heat pumps produce no harmful emissions, keeping the air clean and bringing your home’s carbon footprint way down.
A heat pump’s electrical input is significantly less than their output. This means they can produce large amounts of heat from very little energy. Other heating devices work in the opposite way, meaning their electrical input is significantly more than their output.
Heat pumps have a long lifespan
Mitsubishi Electric’s unmatched focus on quality means their heat pumps are some of the best on the market.
Prior to being available for purchase, all Mitsubishi Electric heat pumps go through a rigorous testing phase. Your Mitsubishi Electric heat pump will come with a MEQ emblem (Mitsubishi Electric Quality), assuring you that your heat pump comes with a guarantee of excellence.
Reducing consumption plays a major role in creating a more eco-friendly home and many of us are seeing the benefits in minimalising household items.
Quality and longevity are two key factors when making large purchases. Mitsubishi Electric has these two factors down to an art.
When maintained properly, heat pumps can last up to 15 years. That’s 15 years of energy-efficient heating and cooling, 15 years of clean air, and 15 years of commitment towards a more eco-friendly home.
When you consider a heat pump’s longevity, the initial investment doesn’t seem so daunting. With a 15-year life span, the cost per use is barely noticeable.
We could go on and on about the benefits of heat pumps but it’s time to experience them for yourself.
Give us a call today for a free in-home quote and discover first-hand the many ways a heat pump can help you create a more eco-friendly home.