SPONSORED CONTENT: Natural gas prices are expected to rise significantly this winter, driven by increased global demand and U.S. shortages in supply, according to Eversource in an email to customers. The energy provider has filed proposed rates with the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) that, if approved, would take effect Nov. 1. An average residential heating customer using 126 therms of gas per month during the winter would likely see a monthly bill increase of $24.64, depending on individual household energy use, the type of rate a customer is on, and weather conditions.
As an alternative to reliance on fossil fuels for heating and cooling needs, many home- and small business owners are moving toward installing ground-source heat pumps. Ground source heat pumps move heat in and out of the ground through pipes buried underground, ending the need to heat and cool with fossil fuels.
Learn more about ground-source heat pumps
Register to join the MetroWest Solar + Clean Heat Challenge team and Achieve Renewable Energy to learn about the basics of ground-source heat pumps, how these systems are installed, and about how you can get your property assessed for this technology at no-cost.
WHEN: Wednesday, October 20
WEBINAR LINK: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_3WPvw9M1TZicrrw_HyTXGA
It takes far less energy to move heat than it does to create heat, which means ground source heat pumps are very efficient. Typically, a fossil fuel heating system is 80-90% efficient, wasting 10-20% of every dollar you spend on oil, gas, or propane. A ground-source heat pump can be 350-500% efficient, providing 3.5-5 units of heat for every unit of electricity you pay for.
Because the ground is more stable in temperature year-round than the outdoor air, ground source heat pumps are more efficient than air-source heat pumps and air conditioners at heating and cooling, making ground source heat pumps the most efficient heating and cooling technology available.