Most cooling and heating services in the U.S. use oil or other types of fuel that are harmful to the environment. This practice also increases the carbon footprint of households, especially during the winter. If you want to reduce your home’s impact on the environment, you might want to look into electrification.
Learn more about electrification below as W.E. Beavers Jr. Heating & Cooling discusses its significance to HVAC systems.
What Is Electrification?
Electrification refers to the use of electrically-powered devices and appliances instead of equipment that relies on fuel to operate. Electric heat pumps, for example, can replace traditional furnaces and other heating equipment powered by gas.
A fully-electrified home or office uses modern solutions for the heating and cooling services they need. Heat pumps provide efficient solutions to heating and cooling needs because they can generate both cool and warm air. With a heat pump, you won’t need separate equipment for heating and cooling. A heat pump can expel excess heat from your home and cool it down. It can also capture heat from outside and provide warmth in your indoor spaces.
Is It True That Heat Pumps Fail in Frigid Climates?
There’s a common misconception that heat pumps won’t operate in colder climates, so the traditional furnace system is better. However, a recent study reports that even in outdoor temperatures of -12 degrees, heat pumps are still able to provide homes with sufficient heating. Furthermore, modern heat pumps are continuously improving and becoming a more sustainable option.
Is Building Electrification Expensive?
The cost of electrification depends on the property. With newly-built structures, you can opt out of expensive natural gas lines and meters, saving costs in the construction and management process. But if you have an older building, the cost of electrification could be higher. In general, the difficulty of fully electrifying an existing property depends on its design and other building considerations.
When it comes to quality HVAC repairs and installations, W.E. Beavers Jr. Heating & Cooling is the name you can rely on. Our professional heating solutions provide the best value in terms of cost and comfort for you and your family. For more information on our services, call us at (703) 897-5505 or fill out our contact form.