Geothermal heat pumps have been around since the 1940s, but the general public in Maryland is still relatively unaware of the many benefits of these systems.
While temperatures in Maryland are generally stable, we do experience our fair share of blistering hot days and frigid nights. Geothermal heat pumps serve as an efficient heating and cooling system. What are some additional benefits of GHP?
Design Adaptability and Quiet Performance
Maryland has a mix of beautiful older and newer homes, but many first time home buyers find that older homes are not able to offer much customization. Because geothermal heat pumps require less space than conventional HVAC systems, almost any home can take advantage of these pumps. The quiet operation is also another feature that homeowners rave about. Air conditioning and heating units can be extremely loud when you are trying to enjoy the outdoors, but you won’t have that issue with a geothermal heat pump.
Over the long term, geothermal heat pumps can help you save money. A geothermal heat pump can provide you with 15 or more years of quality service, while a standard furnace is going to last between seven-10 years. The ground loop of a geothermal system can have a warranty of 50 years, so you know that this is a system that is durable and can last for a long time. Also, the efficiency of geothermal systems can help cut your regular energy costs.
Low Maintenance and Durability
For building owners in Maryland who are looking into more efficient cooling and heating systems for large properties, geothermal heat pumps had an average total maintenance cost of $.06-.11 per square foot according to a study by the Geothermal Heat Pump Consortium. This is about one-third the cost of conventional system repairs, and the fact that the piping is underground means that there is very little need for maintenance. Because of the lack of moving parts, these systems are highly durable and can hold up better than conventional systems.
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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