The U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) consider a geothermal heat pump (GHP) the most energy efficient form of heating and cooling available. GHPs achieve such efficiency by exchanging heat underground or with a body of water, and other than the electricity to run them, they use no other energy source. Their advantages may help you decide if this system is right for your home and family.
If your HVAC equipment needs to be replaced, considering heat pump options might help you find a system that offers both convenience and energy savings. The options include air-source, ground-source and absorption heat pumps. All heat pumps operate on the same principle of moving heat energy instead of generating it.
Heat pumps are rated for both cooling and heating efficiency. The minimum cooling efficiency rating stands at 13 SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) and 7.7 HSPF (heating season performance factor). In our cold-winter climate, it probably makes more sense to prioritize HSPF when shopping for a heat pump. Read More Understanding the 3 Heat Pump Options for Your Massachusetts Home >>
If you’ve become enthralled with the idea of geothermal heating — a system that draws heat energy from the ground or ground water to heat a home – then here’s an exciting news bulletin that just might cause you to grab a shovel and meet your contractor in your backyard: Geothermal heat pumps are still eligible for a hefty tax credit. Read More The Geothermal Heat Pump: Still Eligible For That Hefty Tax Credit >>
Geothermal heating is a method of heating and cooling your home that has been around for decades, and is more cost-efficient than conventional methods of heating your home. That being said, there is some awareness that needs to be conveyed if you are considering this alternative. Read More Planning Tips for Geothermal Heating Installation >>
Homeowners across the country are becoming more interested in geothermal heating and cooling systems, and for good reason. Geothermal systems are an economical way to heat or cool a home using the heat stored naturally in the ground.
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