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in Maryland, Washington DC, and Virginia

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For six years in a row, the U.S. EPA chose EDGE Energy as winner of the ENERGY STAR Contractor of the Year Award from more than 1,300 contractors nationally.

3 Steps to Get a Heat Pump in MD, DC, or VA

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#1. Get in Touch

Give us a call at (888) 586-3343 to book a free consultation. We’ll assess the condition of your current heating and cooling system, then get you a proposal to install a heat pump that meets your needs and your budget.

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#2. Heat Pump Installation

As soon as you sign your proposal, we take care of the rest. Installation timelines vary, so it could take a couple weeks or a couple months to install your heat pump. Feel free to call for the latest installation timeline.

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#3. Kick Back, Relax

You’ll start saving energy (and money) from day one. What’s more, your heat pump installation comes with a satisfaction guarantee. If anything doesn’t perform as planned, we’ll do whatever we can to make it right.

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What sets EDGE Energy apart?

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Our team has more than 18 years of experience installing heat pumps and other energy-saving systems for homeowners in Maryland, Washington DC, and Virginia. That’s 18 years of quality heat pump installations with maintenance and support you can count on. 

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We’ve successfully installed 5,000 heat pumps, rooftop solar systems, and other home energy projects since 2006. After 5,000 projects, we’ve seen it all. We know how to manage aging duct systems, pressure differences, and a thousand other details to deliver the results you want.

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We’ve helped our clients get more than $24 million in tax credits to offset the cost of their heat pump installations and other energy-saving projects. We’ll help you get every dollar you deserve from tax credits, rebates, and incentives.

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Unlike most HVAC contractors, we offer home energy audits to assess the related parts of your home, including the rate of air leakage and insulation levels. Not only will we recommend a heat pump that works well, but also, we’ll find ways to optimize the rest of your home to get the best performance and lowest operating costs over time. You can feel 100% confident that you made the right decision.

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Common Questions:

Heat Pump Installation in Maryland, DC, and Virginia

A heat pump is an awesome, energy-efficient system that provides both heating and cooling for your home. Instead of generating heat like a furnace, it moves heat from one place to another. This means it can keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer, all in one nifty system.

How It Works:

  1. Heating Mode: In the winter, a heat pump pulls heat from the outside air (yes, even when it’s cold!) and transfers it inside to warm up your home. It uses a refrigerant to absorb heat from the air, compresses it to increase the temperature, and then releases the warm air inside your home.
  2. Cooling Mode: In the summer, it does the opposite. The heat pump extracts heat from inside your home and releases it outside, working just like an air conditioner. The same refrigerant absorbs the indoor heat, and then it’s pumped outside where it releases the heat, leaving your home cool and comfy.

Why It’s Great:

  • Energy Efficiency: Heat pumps are super efficient because they move heat instead of generating it. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, they can deliver up to three times more heat energy than the electrical energy they consume.
  • Cost Savings: By using less energy, you save money on your utility bills. Who doesn’t like saving money?
  • Environmentally Friendly: Since heat pumps are more efficient, they help reduce your carbon footprint. You can power a heat pump with renewable energy from a rooftop solar array or with power from the electric grid, which is consistently getting cleaner as more renewables come online.

In short, a heat pump is a versatile, efficient, and eco-friendly way to keep your home comfortable all year round. Plus, with the rebates and incentives available in Maryland, DC, and Virginia, it’s a smart investment for your home.

Definitely. Even though heat pumps have the word, “heat” in the name, they provide energy efficient heating and cooling for your home.

There are three main types of heat pumps:

Air-Source Heat Pumps

The most common type, these transfer heat between your house and the outside air. They work well in a variety of climates, including colder regions with advanced models.

We most often install air-source heat pumps as part of whole home electrification projects, replacing conventional central air systems (gas furnace + AC).

Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pumps 

Ideal for homes without ducts, these units are wall-mounted and provide efficient heating and cooling directly to specific rooms.

Ductless mini-splits are great for heating or cooling one room or area of your home – like an upstairs bedroom that’s always too hot or cold.

Geothermal (Ground-Source) Heat Pumps 

These systems transfer heat between your home and the ground or a nearby water source. They are highly efficient and suitable for extreme climates, though they have higher upfront installation costs.

Geothermal heat pumps aren’t very common in the DMV. 

For more detailed information, you can check out the U.S. Department of Energy’s guide on heat pumps.

Modern air-source heat pumps are 2-4 times more energy-efficient than traditional systems. 

The specific savings on your energy bills depends on a few factors such as the age and efficiency of the heating and cooling equipment you’re replacing and your current utility prices.

In general, you can expect to save thousands of dollars over the life of your heat pump system.

Maryland

The Rocky Mountain Institute estimates that switching to a heat pump for heating and cooling can save Maryland residents an average of $740 per year. Savings range from about $360 annually for those currently using gas heating to around $1,690 for those using electric resistance heating.

Virginia

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory estimates that an average homeowner in Virginia will $1,170 annually when they replace a furnace with a heat pump.

Yes, heat pumps can be used in all climates, including extreme cold. Modern air-source heat pumps are designed to work efficiently even in subfreezing temperatures.

They extract heat from the outside air and transfer it indoors, even when it’s very cold outside. Advanced models and technologies, like variable-speed compressors and enhanced refrigerants, ensure reliable performance in harsh climates.

In some cases, we recommend keeping your older furnace as a backup for the coldest of cold days.

It’s a huge range.

The cost to install a heat pump in Maryland, DC, or Virginia can vary based on lots of factors, including the size of your home and the type of heat pump. On average, an air-source heat pump costs between $10K and $12K before accounting for rebates and tax credits, which can be substantial.

Factors influencing the cost include:

  • Home Size: Larger homes require bigger systems.
  • Ductwork: Existing ductwork can reduce costs, while new installations increase them.
  • Efficiency: Higher efficiency models cost more upfront but save more over time.
  • Rebates and Incentives: Local incentives can significantly offset costs.

For an accurate estimate tailored to your home in the DMV, please send us a message or give us a call at (888) 586-3343.