Saving Energy Saves Money

February 01, 2020

One of the biggest energy users in your home is your heating and cooling system. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, heating your home makes up about 42% of your utility bill. Depending on the efficiency of your heating system, you could be paying more to heat your home than necessary. 

Baseboard and wall heaters cost $0.11/hour for 1500-watt units, and most homes have several. A ductless heat pump costs $0.08/hour and has the potential to heat multiple spaces.

Since ductless heat pumps don’t require air ducts to move heat, they are one of the most efficient and cost-effective heating systems. They also provide air conditioning and can be a great solution for new additions or areas of your home that are under served. 

Salem Electric offers incentives up to $1,000 for residential members who install high-efficiency ductless heat pumps. 

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woman and ductless heat pump