You probably know that standard heat pumps may become inefficient in cold climates. That’s because the outdoor temperatures can be so chilly that an air-source heat pump fails to harvest sufficient heat for your house. However, this doesn’t apply to a geothermal heat pump. Let’s take a closer look at how a geothermal heating system […]
Energy efficiency is becoming an increasingly important factor when homeowners shop for HVAC systems. For your next one, you may want to consider a high-end air conditioner and heating system. Don’t let the term “high-end” mislead you. When you realize how efficient these systems can be, as well as their other advantages, you might be convinced […]
Traditional HVAC systems use a furnace to heat your home during cooler months, and an air conditioner to cool your home through the summer. But this isn’t the only possible setup: depending on your home’s heating and cooling needs, a heat pump may be more efficient. Heat pumps save money because of a simple, powerful […]
If you’ve ever considered getting a geothermal heating and cooling system for your home, you should know that a generous federal income tax credit for geothermal heat pumps is available through the end of this year. While a range of energy-efficiency tax credits that were enacted several years ago have expired, those for geothermal and […]
Like your refrigerator, heat pumps are electrically powered appliances that place refrigerant through alternating low and high pressure changes to move heat energy. Using this technique to naturally move heat to condition homes is very efficient. Read on to learn how a heat pump works and to see if it fits your home comfort needs.
Proper installation is essential in order to achieve the promised comfort and energy efficiency benefits of modern whole-house heating and cooling systems. This basic rule applies doubly when it comes to installing and sizing a geothermal heat pump. That’s why it’s essential to work with a contractor who has experience in geothermal technology. Otherwise, you may […]
Whether you’re hoping to lower your heating bills or do your part to reduce our dependence on nonrenewable energy sources, green heating alternatives are certainly worth considering. Take a look at four of the most viable options for your Springfield home.
By all measures, geothermal heat pumps (GHPs) outshine propane furnaces based on a number of important factors. Both supply dependable heat. However, GHPs rely on renewable resources, while propane systems require fuel.
If you are considering investing in a geothermal heating and cooling system to increase the energy efficiency of your household and improve your indoor comfort level, learning the basics about these systems can help you make informed decisions while preparing for this important investment that will last for decades with minimal maintenance. Over the last […]
Your fall chores around your Dayton area home should include heat pump maintenance, whether you own an air source heat pump or a geothermal model. This is a task best divided between you and your reliable HVAC contractor, since some of the skilled work is beyond the average homeowner’s ability. Most homeowners also do not […]