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Will a Heat Pump Work in Maryland During the Winter?

Posted on: November 1, 2015

Heat pumps offer a cost-efficient heating and air solution and can also save energy, but are they effective in all locations and during every season?

Heat pump systems are generally ideal for the temperate climates we see here in Maryland. On unusually cold days, it’s possible that there won’t be enough warmth for a heat pump to work effectively, in which case the emergency heat would turn on. However, the emergency heat can be costly, so we recommend using a hybrid heating system. This system consists of a gas furnace and a heat pump, which work together to provide the most energy and cost-effective solution. Keep reading to learn more about the advantages of installing a heat pump in your Maryland home.

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Why Choose a Heat Pump?

There are several benefits that heat pumps can offer, including:

  • Durability: Heat pumps have a long lifespan and are made to last.
  • Cost: Heat pumps generally cost less money to run than other heating systems.
  • Efficiency: Heat pumps offer one of the most energy efficient heating and cooling solutions.

How do Heat Pumps Work?

Heat pumps use small amounts of energy to move heat from one location to another. Typically, heat pumps pull heat out of the air or ground in order to heat a home or building. Heat pumps can also be used in reverse to provide cool air.

Heat pumps are great dehumidifiers and can work better than a standard air conditioner at dehumidifying your home. During the winter, they won’t dry out your air like some heating systems do.

Schedule Heat Pump Installation in Maryland

While Maryland residents generally can expect a mild winter, our state can also experience some extremely low temperatures during the winter months. We recommend installing a heat pump and a gas furnace. When temperatures change, the system automatically switches the most cost-effective fuel source.

For heat pump or hybrid heating system installation, call GAC Services—301-926-3253!

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