Too many homes use dead dino juice for heat, and we need to get every home to stop burning the remains of extinct species if we’re going avert catastrophic climate change. The good news is that we can easily do this by getting rid of gas burning furnaces and replacing them with heat pumps. The video above explains how and why heat pumps are so efficient, the article below answers common questions about them.
In terms of cost, it may take a homeowner about a decade to recoup the price of a heat pump through savings from not using fossil fuels.
“But if you’re getting rebates…. it’s going to take a lot less of time to get your money back out of it,” Cheriex said.
Peter Sundberg, executive director of City Green, says those interested in installing a heat pump may end up on a wait list. In the interim, he says, homeowners can focus on upgrades to insulation and windows to make their home more energy efficient.