The advantages of the heat pump

Quiet, safe and economical. For many people the heat pump is still the optimal heating system, because it uses the already existing and free environmental heat and makes it usable for heating and hot water. Furthermore, the purchase of a heat pump is supported by the government with attractive subsidies. Basically, the advantages of a heat pump can be divided into three areas: economic, environmental and political advantages.

Economic advantages

A few years ago, heating with electricity was considered uneconomical and unecological, since the efficiency losses were very high and electricity was mainly produced from coal. However, most heat pumps are now highly efficient and keep heating costs permanently at a low level. One of the main reasons for this is the heat source environmental energy. Unlike natural gas and oil, it is not subject to economic and political fluctuations. It is also always available and free of charge.

Other economic advantages of a heat pump are its low-maintenance operation and the attractive subsidies from the government 

High operational safety and increase in value of the property

Another argument in favour of buying a heat pump is the high operational reliability. Furthermore Viessmann heat pumps are able to lower the temperature during the warm months with the help of the "Active and Passive Cooling" function. Other economic advantages of a heat pump are:

  • Increase in value of the properties on sale
  • Helps meet Building Regulation requirements 
The image of green trees in the forest symbolises the ecological advantages of the heat pump

Environmental benefits

Economy plays a very important role in the purchase of a heating system. However, with increasing environmental awareness, climate protection is also becoming more and more important. Anyone investing today in a heat pump, also makes a large contribution to the lowering of the harmful greenhouse gas CO₂.

The heat pump uses renewable energy for heating and requires only a small amount of electrical energy, which means that less fossil fuel needs to be burned. The CO₂ balance of the electricity used for heating is significantly lower compared to other fossil heating systems.