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AIR-SOURCE HEAT PUMP vs. CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONER
SAVE MONEY & STAY COOL AT THE SAME TIME!
A central air conditioner will cool and dehumidify your home, but that is all it will do. There is a better option in most situations: an air-source heat pump (ASHP). An ASHP will cool and dehumidify a home and will also supply about 50% of a home's heating needs. It can be used 9 - 10 months of the year! The initial invesment for an ASHP is greater than that for central air conditioning, but the payback will be just a few years due to the efficiency of the heat pump. The ASHP has an operational efficiency between 200 - 300%. So technically, for every 1 watt of input, there are 2 - 3 watts of output. We also offer rebates on Energy-Star rated heat pumps. For more information contact our Energy Services Manager Ross Matthees at 800-927-6864!
Register for Outage Texting!
Visit the Outage Center page (tab at the top) and click on the SIGN UP link to register your account and phone for outage texting! You will be able to enter the word Outage along with a keyword and send it via text to 55050 to report an outage. That's it. No phone call to make, just a simple message and dispatch will be alerted. Make sure you read the instructions (along the left hand side) while you are signing up. You need to register your account number, phone number, and a keyword (such as 'home' or 'farm') in order for the feature to work properly.
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