You may have heard about heat pumps — or maybe you’re wondering if one is right for your home. Heat pumps work like all-in-one cooling and heating systems, powered by electricity without the use of natural gas. During summer months, heat pumps function like air conditioners, removing heat from inside your home and moving it outdoors. In colder months, heat pumps collect heat from the air outside and transfer it inside.
The result? Effective temperature and humidity control, efficient energy usage, and perfect air for you and your family. You end up feeling great and doing your part to help the environment because electricity is often produced using processes that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Using a heat pump to heat and cool your home eliminates the need for natural gas.
Lennox has created the SL25XPV cold climate heat pump with Lennox TruHeat that provides a greater amount of heat compared to traditional heat pumps. This means you can expect warmth similar to a traditional gas furnace with our cold climate heat pump, thanks to advancements in technology that allow heat pumps to provide effective, comfortable heat at lower temperatures than previously possible. The U.S. Department of Energy recently recognized Lennox as first in the industry to develop a next-generation electric heat pump that can more effectively heat homes in northern climates relative to today’s models.
You can also opt for a dual-fuel system which pairs a heat pump with a furnace. The system works by using the heat pump to heat your home when the weather is just a little cold. But when it gets very cold, usually around 35°F/2°C, the system optimizes efficiency by shifting to the furnace to heat your home. A dual-fuel system allows homeowners to get the energy savings and environmental benefits of heat pumps for most of the year.
If you’re not familiar with heat pumps, you can contact your preferred Lennox® dealer to walk you through your options.
Good for Your Comfort, Good for the Planet
The U.S. Department of Energy is leading industries toward clean energy technology and reducing carbon emissions with a goal to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. States like California and New York have already rolled out policies to switch from fossil fuel-based heating to heat pumps. Some households may even be eligible for rebates that may top $6,000, according to the Center for American Progress, a public policy and research advocacy organization. The Huffington Post reports that new legislation is also being introduced in Congress to encourage the adoption of heat pumps with additional federal incentives.
But, you don’t have to be an expert in environmental policies. Lennox is on the forefront of many environmental initiatives. Already a leader in efficiency, Lennox recently set targets approved by the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. By 2034, Lennox has committed to reducing its Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions, which come mostly from electricity and refrigerant use, by 37.5 percent. Lennox also commits to reducing its Scope 3 emissions, which are due to the electricity and natural gas required to use Lennox® products, by 30 percent.
When you choose a Lennox® heat pump, you’re getting an industry-leading solution that’s packed with comfort-enhancing advantages. We’re talking quiet operation and precise temperature control that create an efficient, electric alternative for both heating and cooling your home.
Keep Innovating Your Home
Just like you may update your home with a fresh coat of paint or a new piece of furniture, getting a Lennox® heat pump can keep your home more energy efficient. In fact, Lennox® products can make your home downright innovative.
BobVilla.com recognized Lennox for representing the “best innovations and most interesting products for homeowners” in its article, “The 10 Coolest Things We Saw at the 2022 International Builders’ Show.”
You can count on Lennox to continue evolving its product line in 2022 and moving full speed ahead on environmental sustainability.
Find out which type of heat pump is most effective for your climate. Visit Lennox.com/locate to find a preferred Lennox® dealer near you.