As we have mentioned in previous blogs, Maryland is in for another harsh winter. Both The Farmer’s Almanac and climate experts at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are calling for a colder than normal and wetter than normal winter. The primary culprit is the polar vortex.
“The polar vortex is a large pocket of very cold air, typically the coldest air in the Northern Hemisphere, which sits over the polar region,” explains Alex Sosnowski, AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist. “Occasionally, this pocket of very cold air can get dislodged farther south than normal, leading to cold outbreaks in Canada and the U.S.”
And you know what this means? Higher utility bills. Yikes! Maybe it’s time to consider a more energy efficient heating and air conditioning system. Maybe it’s time to consider a Geothermal Heat Pump. In the average home homes, heating, cooling and hot water combine for roughly 70% of the total utility costs. Therefore, big changes can mean big savings.
Geothermal Heat Pump Benefits
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, geothermal systems are “the most energy efficient, environmentally clean, and cost effective space conditioning systems available today.”
So just how efficient are these systems? For every unit of energy purchased to operate a geothermal unit, it delivers four to five units of energy in return. To put this into perspective, a geothermal heat pump can reduce heating costs by as much as 70%, cooling costs up to 50%, and hot water costs around 30-50%.
Additional benefits include:
- These systems provide even temperatures throughout a home.
- Geothermal is a clean, green, and renewable.
- Geothermal units last longer than ordinary air conditioners and heat pumps.
- No outdoor unit is required.
- Quiet, soft starting variable speed blowers are used in many models.
- And More!
Geothermal Heat Pump Installation in Maryland
Fresh Air Concepts, Maryland’s Residential HVAC contractor, offers Installation, Service and Maintenance Services for geothermal heat pumps. We also offer several maintenance contracts geared towards extending the life of your HVAC system through meticulous inspections and annual maintenance. Click Here to get started!
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