THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Friday, April 29, 1971 11
Nancy Dickerson, prominent national correspondent, reports for Detroit Edison:
"After last winter's severe cold, a lot of homeowners
are warming up to the electric heat pump. Here's why:"
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Home pictured built by Guenther Building Company, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Today's heat pump is one of the most
energy-efficient ways to heat your home,
apartment, office or commercial
building. It returns over.11/2 units of
heat for every unit of energy it uses.
Think what this can mean in conserving
energy and helping to keep your heating
and cooling costs down.
There's a unique reason why the heat
pump is an outstandingly efficient
It makes good use of outdoor heat.
as the cold winter air outside your
home. The hot air that you sometimes
feel being blown into your kitchen is
actually being extracted from the cold,
air inside the unit. This is how the
heat pump warms your home. In
summer, the process is reversed to cool
your home: the heat in the inside air is
extracted by the heat pump and moved
Here's how the heat pump works.
wi nter i
Yes. Even in winter there's heat in the
outdoor air that can help keep you
warm. The trick is to move that heat
inside where you can use it. That's what
the heat pump does. Only during very
low temperatures is supplementary
In summer, the heat pump moves heat
out of your home for energy-efficient
cooling. It's an all-year comfort system
that also filters and dehumidifies. And
it's clean because no fossil fuel is
burned in your home.
The heat pump works
something like your refrigerator.
A heat pump is more sophisticated,
but it works in much the same way.
Imagine the cold air in your refrigerator
See for yourself.
You can see heat pumps in the new
homes displaying the Detroit Edison
EEE Award. This Award is. presented
to builders who incorporate energy-
efficient excellence standards into their
homes — including proper insulation,
energy-efficient appliances and lighting,
as well as electric heat pump heating
and cooling. Ask Detroit Edison for
names and locations of builders who
have EEE Award homes on display.
Conserving with comfort.
Detroit Edison wants you to know about
the heat pump because it generally is
the most energy-efficient way to
provide homes and buildings with
The heat pump can also be an important
answer to conservation because the
natural heat it uses helps save our
non-renewable fossil fuels.
As a concerned participant in America's
crusade for conservation, Detroit Edison
is working hard to do its-part. But it
requires a working partnership between
those who supply energy and those
who use it. So if you're planning on
buying, building or replacing your
present heating system, consider a heat
pump as part of your plans.
Detroit Edison has a folder, "Your all-
season space conditioner, The Heat
Pump!' PiCk one up at any
Detroit Edison Customer
Office and learn more about
this energy-efficient way to
heat and cool homes and
buildings. Or write to:
Customer Relations, Detroit
Edison, 2000 Second,
Detroit, Michigan 48226.
Conserve for all it's worth.
The power is in your hands.