A recent twitter thread from Rewiring America reveals that there’s lots of good news on the heat pump front. Firstly, in 2022 there were more heat pumps than gas furnaces sold in the United States.
But this isn’t just a US phenomenon, heat pumps are seeing huge sales growth in Germany and Finland too. This is significant, particularly the latter, since there is still a lot of misinformation that heat pumps don’t work well in cold climates, which Finland definitively is!
And back in the US - you can likely qualify for lots of rebates if you’d like to switch to a heat pump for your heating and cooling. Rewiring America makes it easy with its Inflation Reduction Act calculator.
Chances are that no matter where you are in the world your local, regional or national government may have rebates, subsidies or interest-free loans to offer if you want to make the switch to a heat pump (or other climate friendly household appliances/systems). Simply try Googling ‘heat pump subsidy <your location>’ in the language you speak in your household.