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Too many items in life feel like a battle of comparisons: iPhone or Galaxy, Chevy or Ford, Marvel or DC. Not everything, however, needs to become a showdown. For example, many homeowners in Easton, Maryland, prefer one type of HVAC system over another, but this choice doesn’t necessarily make either one superior. Get informed about the differences between a heat pump and central air conditioning system, and you’ll have the tools to decide which is best for your home.

What Makes Each HVAC System Different?

The key to the differences between these two HVAC systems concerns how the systems use refrigerant. A central air conditioning system requires both a furnace and an air conditioner to maintain comfort during both cold and warm seasons. They need both because the air conditioner can pump refrigerant only in one direction.

A heat pump, however, can reverse the refrigerant flow. A heat pump can perform the function of both a furnace and an air conditioner by absorbing heat and bringing heat into the home during the winter and releasing it outside during the summer.

Which System Is Better for Your Easton Home?

We can’t say that one system is "better" than the other for your Easton home, since both systems fulfill their purposes well. You can, however, find the system that best meets your preferences. Many homeowners decide to opt for a heat pump because it provides more energy efficiency, which saves these homeowners money on their monthly utilities.

Other homeowners, however, prefer the central air conditioning system for its power. No matter what the temperature may be outside, a well-maintained central air conditioning system can maintain your thermostat setting. A heat pump will be able to maintain temperatures most of the time, but when temperatures dip especially low, as they occasionally do during an Easton winter on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, heat pumps sometimes struggle to maintain efficient comfort.

Both heat pumps and central air conditioning systems can provide the comfort and peace of mind you deserve. Once you’ve decided which HVAC system is best for your home, call our Griffith Energy Services team at 888-474-3391.

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Dear Customers,

At this time, when the news is dominated by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health emergency around the world, we wanted to personally reach out and let you know that we are vigilantly implementing enhanced protocols to ensure your safety and the safety of our team.

We are closely monitoring the guidance of the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control regarding the spread of the virus. This is an evolving situation and we will continue to develop and take necessary measures as needed. Our focus is to ensure that we meet customer needs while doing our part to keep you, our employees, and our communities safe.

Here’s what we’re doing:

  • Everyone on our team has received enhanced training and protocol briefings. We will continue to evolve and adjust these protocols as needed.
  • We are implementing telecommuting options for positions where applicable.
  • Non-essential work travel is currently on hold for all employees.
  • We are conducting enhanced cleaning practices at our locations and are instructing employees to continually sanitize their work stations and vehicles.
  • We are also urging all employees to be vigilant about frequent hand washing.

Information for you:
If you have an existing service appointment, we look forward to seeing you and want to reassure you that we are doing everything we can to promote a safe and secure service experience.

During this challenging time, if you are experiencing symptoms related to the COVID-19 virus or have been exposed to it, in order to protect our team and all the customers we serve, we encourage you to please reschedule your service appointment, by calling us at 888-474-3391.

Your safety is our highest priority and we truly appreciate the trust that you place in our team and our company.

Best regards,
Griffith Energy Services
888-474-3391

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