At Griffith Air Conditioning and Heating, we’ve been installing geothermal heat pumps in Hagerstown MD at a record pace. Not only in Hagerstown MD, geothermal heat pumps have become increasingly popular in the HVAC sector across the nation. Consumers are quickly recognizing the many benefits of these HVAC systems, including cost efficiency and eco-friendliness.
Superb Efficiency and Low Operating Costs
Geothermal heat pumps in Hagerstown MD move the heat from a groundwater source or the earth into the home during colder seasons and pull heat from the interior of the home and discharge it into the ground during the warmer seasons. Either underground piping or underwater piping loops act as a heat source in the winter and a heat sink in the summer. Basically, it operates with the same heat-exchanging processes used by air conditioners and refrigerators. Even though temperatures can be scorching in the summer and sub-zero in the winter, just a few feet below the earth’s surface temperatures remain constant. Geothermal heat pumps draw their heating and cooling abilities from underneath the earth and use up to 72 percent less electricity than air conditioners for residential applications. The most efficient gas furnace is 98.5 efficient, while geothermal delivers 400 percent efficiency. That’s a substantial savings in energy bills and is one of the most common reasons why geothermal heat pumps in Hagerstown MD are so big with consumers.
Just about 40 percent of all the emissions from carbon dioxide in the United States are a direct result of using energy to heat, cool and provide hot water for commercial buildings and home residences. According to the EPA, that is about the same percentage from the transportation sector. The EPA has analyzed all the HVAC technologies and determined that these heat pumps have the lowest carbon dioxide emissions. Greenhouse gas emissions are mitigated, and there is less damage to the ozone layer. These systems feature factory-sealed refrigeration systems that very rarely need to be recharged. In addition, the factory-sealed systems reduce leaks from field connections and are much more reliable.
Health and Comfort
Health and comfort are additional reasons why geothermal heat pumps are so popular. With no odors, no flues and no combustion flames, indoor air quality is much healthier. There’s also no danger in polluting underground water sources. The fluid in the underground loops is a water-based safe antifreeze solution. The human risk of ingesting this solution is extremely low. These HVAC systems also deliver constant comfortable temperatures. With the two-speed fan systems, operation is quiet and humidity levels are improved.
Life Cycle Cost and Positive Cash Flow
Geothermal units also have a long life cycle of 15+ years. Considering that a typical furnace will last seven to 10 years, geothermal units have longevity. The ground loop of a geothermal system has a warranty of 50 years. The loop is constructed of the same polypropylene pipe used in city gas lines. Even though geothermal is a sizeable investment, the energy savings outweigh the cost of installation over a short period of time. Most consumers recoup the initial costs within three to eight years. The current 30 percent tax credit makes geothermal even more attractive.
Our Product Line of Geothermal Heat Pumps in Hagerstown MD
We offer a wide array of geothermal units with the Carrier line. Our expert technicians are NATE-certified and factory trained to install any of these innovative units. We are always happy to do a free in-home estimate, and all of our installations are 100 percent guaranteed. The Carrier GT-PG series offer high performance and exceptional quality. A single-stage scroll compressor, Puron refrigerant, microprocessor control for quiet operation, variable speed control and E-coated coil make this unit an ideal choice. It is available with a horizontal or vertical flow top along with a hot-water generator. Key features include:
- Up to 28 SEER
- Superior temperature and humidity control
- Coated air coil for longevity
- Insulated cabinet
- Sentinel control board for precision performance
- 10-year compressor warranty
- 5-year parts warranty
Carrier’s GT-PX Split System offers high efficiency with versatility. It is designed to be paired with an air handler or natural gas furnace. It features quiet operation, Puron refrigerant and a two-stage scroll compressor. There is also an optional hot-water generator ranging from two to five tons. Other key features include:
- Humidity and temperature controls
- Ultimate comfort
- Infinity control for maximum performance
- Insulated cabinet for quiet operation
- Control board for precision operation
- Compatible with many air handler and furnaces
- 10-year compressor warranty
- 5-year warranty on parts
Purchasing geothermal heat pumps doesn’t have to break the bank. Not only is our pricing competitive, we offer Internet coupons on select heat pumps to help you save money. Make sure to print out the coupon right from our website. You’ll also be eligible for any green initiative programs from utility companies, local agencies, state agencies and federal agencies. Our staff is very knowledgeable of all the current program and will be happy to educate you on all the programs that can save you substantial money. It’s never been a better time to invest in geothermal heat pumps.
Written by Kevin Spain