Why Heat Pumps are the Cleaner, Greener Way to Heat Your Home

As sustainability becomes increasingly important in all aspects of life, it’s no surprise that more households are turning to heat pumps to keep warm in winter. BOP Heat Pumps is proud to not just keep families across Tauranga, Papamoa, Mt Maunganui and Te Puke warm, but also help reduce their carbon footprints. Hands down, heat pumps are the most environmentally-friendly heating option in NZ – here’s why.

Heat pumps don’t create heat

Unlike other forms of heating, heat pumps don’t actually create heat, they simply transfer it. It’s the creation of heat, whether from a gas fire, a wood burner or an electric heater, that takes a huge amount of energy – and this energy consumption is to blame for a big part of your carbon footprint.

Heat pumps do need electricity to operate, but because they aren’t creating heat, their energy usage pales in comparison to other heating options. This isn’t only saving you money, but it’s saving the planet as well!

They release fewer emissions

Because we now know how harmful carbon emissions are to the environment, many eco-conscious consumers are making the switch from fireplaces to heat pumps. Unflued gas heaters release toxic fumes into the home, while even modern wood burners are famous for releasing CO2. Heat pumps, on the other hand, don’t produce harmful emissions, leading to cleaner air and a greener world.

No more multiple devices

Do you have a fireplace in the lounge, but still require heaters in the rooms to keep everyone, especially little people, warm at night? Multiple devices are costly, use a lot of energy and often lead to buying panel heaters that end up in landfills after only a few years. Heat pumps, especially modern options like ducted and multi-room, reduce the need for multiple heating options leading to eco-friendly homes.  

Long life, less waste

Quality heat pumps, like those manufactured by Mitsubishi Electric, are renowned for their longevity of up to 15 years. This isn’t only good for your pocketbook – by not having to replace your heat pump very often, you are keeping landfill waste to a minimum.

WIFI-controlled to promote sustainability

Unlike electric heaters and fireplaces that have to be lit in person, WIFI-operated heat pumps allow you to warm your house on your way home. This means you won’t be tempted to blast the heat or get the fire roaring; instead, by setting your heat pump to a comfortable 18-21 degrees Celsius, you’ll walk into a warm and environmentally-friendly home.

Ready to join the green heating revolution? Call BOP Heat Pumps about getting a heat pump installed in your Tauranga, Papamoa, Mt Maunganui or Papamoa home this winter.