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‘Tis the Season…For Heat Pump Failures


It’s that time of year – the time when the weather is so crazy with fluctuations, sometimes you don’t know if it will be 50 degrees or 80 degrees on any given day.  Heat pumps in HVAC systems also might be failing in the late spring and early summer.  Why? …  
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Heat Pumps Validated


We like to think we’re innovative and a bit ahead of the heating and air conditioning curve here at HGH Mechanical. We’ve been singing the praises of heat pumps recently, and now even the Department of Energy has jumped on the bandwagon. The DOE just granted an award to S-RAM…  
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Air Source vs. Geothermal: A Duel To The Finish


If you’re considering a heat pump for your home, you’ll have a choice between air source and ground source, or geothermal heat pumps.  An easy way to remember the difference is that one takes its heat from the air and the other from the ground.  Both are efficient and practical,…  
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Pump it Up With a Heat Pump


Shipments of air-source heat pumps are up just over 17 percent so far this year vs. last year, according to AHRI (Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute).  The statistics also show central air conditioners increased six percent over last year.  Why the big jump in heat pumps?  They are penetrating…  
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Go Geothermal


If you’re a homeowner who is looking for the maximum energy efficiency in your heating and cooling system, take this survey: What size is your property? Do you have a space of 15 x 15 feet located 10 feet from your home and from your property lines? Do you live…  
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Holiday Cash Stash


You can take advantage of some extra cash this season if you’ve replaced your heating or cooling system with a new, energy-efficient unit and are a Maryland BGE customer. BGE is offering rebates anywhere from $150 to $500, and you can combine several offers for multiple rebates. The current rebate…  
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With Love, From Your HVAC System


Dear beloved homeowner, It’s been a long, cold winter so far, and we’re only a little more than half-way through it in Maryland. I’m not used to having to work so hard here. These cold temperatures have me spewing out warm air almost constantly, but I’m not complaining. I’d do…  
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AHR Expo – A Technology Motivator


The annual AHR Expo was held in New York this year, with over 55,000 industry visitors converging on the trade show to experience new technologies for the marketplace and witness the latest “hottest” or “coolest” innovations. According to the Expo reports, there were hundreds of vendors showcasing their latest products…  
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Baltimore Local Heating Professional


The largest home energy expense is heating — about 45 percent of the monthly energy bill. The average household consumes about 11,320 kilowatthours of electricity. With that known fact, shouldn’t you be committed to having the most efficient heating system possible? First, you should make your home energy efficient so…  
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Trends in Energy Efficiency


Often, we see trends emerging from the commercial HVAC market that will work their way into the residential market.  They start in the commercial sector because they might be more expensive or require larger space, but researchers are always trying to make things smaller and more cost-effective for consumer use….  
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