How heat pumps can suck 3 to 5 times more energy out than the electricity put in

But why aren't they everywhere?

For most of us, fossil fuels are essential when it comes to heating our homes. This can be accomplished either by burning them for heat or by converting them into electricity to power space heaters and air conditioners. 

While the typical resistive electric heating is perfectly efficient, heat pumps can be the fix we didn't know we needed before. In this video by the YouTube channel Undecided with Matt Ferrell, you can learn what makes heat pumps a brilliant piece of counter-intuitive technology that can be 300 to 500 percent efficient. A heat pump can move 3 to 5 times the amount of heat that you put into it.

It's true that heat pumps used to struggle in extreme conditions; however, that's not the case anymore. If you want to learn how well heat pumps perform and whether they should be used everywhere, watch the video embedded above, and as always, enjoy.

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