Once again, Baltimore, Maryland, has bestowed a hot, muggy summer upon its residents, which means your energy costs just keep rising. You’ve heard that geothermal systems are trimming your neighbors’ utility costs, but could they really be as efficient as they sound? Yes, geothermal systems remain the pinnacle of efficient heating and cooling by leaning on the reliability of Mother Nature. Here’s how.

What Are Geothermal Heat Pumps?

Geothermal heat pumps combine the energy efficiency of heat pumps with the heat-exchange capacity of the earth. Most HVAC systems rely on a separate furnace and air conditioner to maintain comfort across the seasons. A heat pump, however, can both heat and cool a home with a single unit by exchanging heat between the refrigerant and another source. During the summer, heat pumps absorb the heat in your home and transfer it outside while they bring that heat indoors in the winter.

While many heat pumps exchange heat with the air, geothermal heat pumps exchange heat with the ground. Geothermal systems rely on a network of underground pipes that pump refrigerant through the earth and exchanges heat as it moves. The liquid is then pumped back into your home where it’s used to cool or heat your living space.

What Makes Geothermal Heat Pumps Efficient?

Exchanging heat with the air may work well in most cases, but air temperatures fluctuate, especially into summer and winter months. Air-sourced HVAC systems use more power to compensate and maintain comfort in your home. The Baltimore humidity in the air can also interfere with effective heat transfer. The earth, however, maintains a relatively constant, cool temperature that is easier for your system to exchange with. Your HVAC system uses less energy to maintain comfort, consequently cutting energy use and trimming those utility costs.

If you’re hoping to cut your utility costs while remaining environmentally conscious, then you should consider a geothermal system. To install a geothermal heat pump, call Griffith Energy Services 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

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