September 10, 2023

Eneref Institute Examines the Risks of Relying on Low-Quality Heat Pumps as Global Warming Intensifies and Temperatures Soar

“Opting to invest in a reliable, high-quality heat pump is not merely a choice for comfort — it is a critical decision for health, safety, and environmental stewardship in an increasingly precarious world.” 

Budget Heat Pumps Create Life Safety Risk in Warming Climate

Looking to upgrade your home with a heat pump or window air conditioner? Here’s a heads-up! Not all models are made equal. Eneref Institute dug deep and found that a flood of budget-friendly heat pumps and air conditioners are hitting the market, but they might not be the best bang for your buck. With rising global temperatures making reliable cooling essential, many of these cheaper units might not be up to the task. And if you think that a heat wave is the worst time for an AC to give out, you’re spot on. Unfortunately, this is when many low-end models tend to fail. Don’t be swayed by a too-good-to-be-true price tag; investing a bit more upfront can mean a world of difference in comfort, safety, and long-term savings.

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