This post is the third of a three part series on the future of the heat pump. If you haven’t already read parts 1 and 2, I recommend you do before continuing.

Why are heat pumps more efficient than traditional heat and AC systems? (continued)

A traditional heating or cooling system brings in outside air, then either burns gas or uses electricity to bring that air up or down to the temperature we want it at. Instead of consuming resources to generate heat, a heat pump simply transports it, making it far more efficient than traditional heating and cooling systems.

A heat pump powering a household hot water heater

Heat pumps and hot water heaters

Did you know that the average hot water heater uses more energy than the average washing machine, dryer, refrigerator, and dishwasher combined? There are now heat pump systems under development, and even some with operating pilot programs, that supply heat to the household hot water system as well as serving in heating and cooling roles. These offer even greater savings than heat pump systems and high efficiency hot water heaters on their own.

Full heat pump integration

As technology advances and we become increasingly focused on energy efficiency as a society, expect to see more and more multifunction appliances. Eventually, all of our heating and cooling needs, be they refrigeration, water, or home heating and cooling, will likely be handled by one ultra high-efficiency appliance.

Update your home heating and cooling technology

While integrated hot water heating and heat pump systems are still a few years down the road, today’s appliances are still far more energy efficient than their obsolete counterparts. The pros at Polar HVAC are your source for state of the art, high efficiency technology, wether it’s a heat hump, high efficiency furnace or hot water heater, or smart thermostat. Give us a call today to set up a consultation and see how much you could be saving!