Choosing Green Technology for Your Home

From solar panels perched on rooftops to kitchen cabinetry crafted from fast-growing bamboo, homeowners in Fredericksburg are increasingly looking for eco-friendly products that allow them to enjoy a comfortable home environment while helping to protect the environment. That same sensibility is informing purchase decisions when it comes to choosing residential HVAC systems as well. At Robert B. Payne, Inc., we’re proud to offer products that save energy and reduce energy costs.

Geothermal Heat Pumps

Beneath the surface of the earth, solar radiation maintains temperatures at between 50 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit. Geothermal heat pumps utilize green technology to harness energy from this renewable source of heat to power residential and commercial HVAC systems. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, Energy Star-qualified geothermal heat pumps are more than 45% more energy efficient than conventional systems, making them an increasingly popular choice for Fredericksburg air conditioning and heating systems.

Geothermal heat pumps offer versatile solutions too. For homes or businesses without ductwork, models are also available in mini-split systems. These systems deliver conditioner air directly into living spaces through self-contained air handler units. There are also ground-source pumps available that deliver heated water for domestic hot water heaters and radiant flooring.

According to the Department of Energy (DOE), geothermal heat pumps are one of the most energy efficient and cost-effective options for home cooling and heating.

Radiant Floor Heating

Imagine waking up on a cold morning and enjoying the warmth of a heated floor beneath your feet. Offering the ultimate in comfort, radiant flooring provides an energy efficient green alternative to fossil fuel-burning heaters as well, particularly when paired with a geothermal heat pump or solar hot water heating system. Most radiant floors have loops of tubing installed below the floor’s surface that circulate warm water to generate gentle, continuous heat.

According to the DOE, an energy efficient hydronic radiant floor system can reduce your heating costs by up to 30%.

Make a Difference Today

Whether you’re shopping for a new air conditioner or looking for a new heating solution, Robert B. Payne, Inc. is pleased to offer innovative environmentally friendly products that increase your comfort while reducing your energy costs. For more information about how to make your home greener, call us today at 540-373-5876.