"Heat Pumps Outsold Gas Furnaces Again Last Year — And The Gap Is Growing"

"While sales of both heat pumps and gas furnaces were down in 2023, heat pumps are proving more popular than ever."

"Heat pumps outsold gas furnaces. Again.

According to data from the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute released last week, Americans bought 21 percent more heat pumps in 2023 than the next-most popular heating appliance, fossil gas furnaces. That’s the biggest lead heat pumps have opened up over conventional furnaces in the two decades of data available from the trade group.

As electric appliances, heat pumps help slash planet-warming emissions from a major source — space heating — while also letting consumers ditch the health-harming fumes from gas and heating oil in their homes. They’re almost magically efficient; they can routinely produce the same amount of heat as a fossil-fired system using just a third or a quarter of the energy."

Alison F. Takemura reports for Canary Media February 13, 2024.

Source: Canary Media, 02/19/2024