A green HVAC system for your Arlington, Virginia, home can help you conserve natural resources and lower your utility bills. While these systems usually incur some expenses at first, improved energy efficiency makes them more economical over time. You can also prevent expensive, inconvenient breakdowns by replacing an older HVAC system. Discover the most efficient, environmentally friendly technologies for your home: geothermal systems, solar power, and dual-fuel heat pumps.
Geothermal HVAC Systems
Geothermal HVAC systems use the earth’s constant temperatures below the ground and deep underwater to heat and cool your home. Underground or underwater pipes that contain water or refrigerant transfer heat into your home in cold weather and outside when the weather is warmer.
Since geothermal systems move heat instead of producing it, they use less energy than standard systems. These systems don’t produce pollution, and some models can work as water heaters. The pipes on the systems can last for up to 100 years.
You can generate almost all the energy your home needs with solar power, and tax credits are available to help you with solar energy installation costs. Solar panels provide energy even on cloudy days, and some types can move automatically to catch more sun. Solar shingles and roof tiles are available in a variety of colors and styles to blend in with your existing roof, and you can add a solar water heater or solar pool heating system to your home as well.
Dual-Fuel Heat Pumps
When the weather is cold, conventional heat pumps are inefficient. Upgrading to a dual-fuel or hybrid heat pump can help you lower your energy bills. These systems have a heat pump for warm weather and a furnace for cooler months. Additionally, these systems can switch to the most efficient fuel source automatically, or you can change fuels manually.
Brennan’s Heating and Air Conditioning is a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer with more than 45 years of experience. We can help you install, maintain, and repair a range of green HVAC system technologies for your home. Call us at 703-783-0145 for excellent service from our professionally trained, certified technicians.
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