Climate change is a term hot on everyone’s lips at the moment and the need to fight climate change is being felt across the globe.
Efforts to fight climate change have gained a lot of traction in the last couple of years and we’ve recently seen new methods to raise awareness, with student strikes and the introduction of Greta Thunberg.
The stats are real and, now more than ever before, we have an obligation to do what we can to reduce our environmental impact. While companies across all industries are taking action towards becoming more sustainable, what you do in your home has a huge effect on climate change.
Reducing your energy consumption counts for a lot. For this reason, switching to a heat pump is one of the best ways you can help fight climate change.
How will reducing my energy usage help fight climate change?
Energy consumption is a major factor in the burning of fossil fuels.
Whether it’s oil, coal, gas or electricity, the use of fossil fuels is the number one contributor to climate change.
There are many ways to use fewer fossil fuels.
Being efficient with energy is one of them.
Energy use counts for around 40% of New Zealand’s gas emissions. This is where the ‘think local, act global’ idea comes into play. If we can all reduce our household energy consumption, we can drastically reduce our nationwide gas emissions.
The Energy Efficient Conservation Authority encourages New Zealanders to make clean and clever energy choices. As stated by the EECA, heat pumps reign supreme as the most energy-efficient heating source and by switching to heat pumps, you’ll be doing your bit towards New Zealand’s efforts to fight climate change.
Heat pumps are simply better for the environment – here’s why
Often when we’re looking at having a heat pump installed, we consider the benefits it will bring to us. After all, heat pumps cost around 8.5 cents per kW.
Sounds pretty good, right?
Whilst the energy efficiency of a heat pump is great for the wallet, it is also great for the environment.
Even if you’re not a passionate eco-warrior and you’re in it for the reduced electricity costs, switching to a heat pump will inadvertently reduce your household’s carbon footprint as well.
It’s all in the way a heat pump works. Heat pumps only require a small amount of electricity to run the compressor. Once powered on, your heat pump will take the heat available at the outdoor unit and pump it inside.
Heat pumps are so efficient that they can transform one kW unit of electricity into three to four kW units of warmth.
So what you’ve got is a heating solution that doesn’t need to create heat to work to its optimum performance and, therefore, don’t release emissions into the air. Just think about the difference this will make to your annual household emissions as well as your monthly energy bills!
Heat pumps are long-lasting and extremely reliable
We live in a throw-away society which is one of the main contributors to climate change. As we become more and more aware of the harmful effects of landfills, many of us are now opting for a ‘less is more’ approach to living.
When it comes to heat pumps, less is definitely more.
The average lifespan of a heat pump is 15 years. Once installed, your heat pump will quickly pay for itself.
Better yet, you’ll have one device that can heat in the winter and cool in the summer. This single device is able to heat all kinds of spaces, large or small. If you live in a large home, you are also able to connect several different indoor units to the same outdoor unit.
It’s clear to see that switching to a heat pump not only helps to fight climate change in terms of emissions, but also in terms of household waste.
These reliable devices will easily see out their life span if looked after.
You’ll no longer have to throw out yet another unreliable heating source.
Mitsubishi Electric is constantly looking to the future and their focus on energy efficiency makes them active participants in the efforts to fight climate change.
Through innovative technology, Mitsubishi Electric has managed to create a heating device that reduces carbon emissions, performs instantaneously, has a long life span and gives you a two-for-one heating and cooling device.
We can’t imagine associating with any other brand. Mitsubishi Electric has all bases covered when it comes to providing the best possible products to their consumers. For this reason, we are sure we are providing our customers with the best brand on the market.
Switching to a heat pump is one of the best things you can do as a household to reduce your carbon emissions and help fight climate change. We are passionate about transforming the way Kiwis heat and cool their homes and we know we can find the perfect Mitsubishi Electric model for you.
Simply call us today and let us know what you’re looking for. We’ll be happy to help.