Air-Source Heat Pump Cost Comparisons
Installation: Air-source heat pumps cost less to install and maintain because of rebates/incentives and because it combines heating and cooling in one system.
Operation: For heating alone, operating heat pumps cost significantly less than oil or propane and even less than natural gas at 2022 prices.
Based on current utility and fuel prices as of stated date and average heating load of newest homes in Lexington (88.35 MMBtu).
Solar powered, all-electric, near zero-emission, affordable low-income homes on Fairview Avenue built by Lexington Housing Assistance Board (LexHAB) use about 1 - 3% of the energy consumed by similarly sized homes built to the standard building code.
(Read more in the article written by Select Board member Mark Sandeen.)
Multiple homes on Cart Path Lane and Stage Coach Rd use geothermal ground source heat pumps (GSHP).
Maria Hastings Elementary School uses heat pumps for heating and cooling. Its cafeteria is the first among Lexington schools to have a dishwashing facility for reusable food-ware in recent decades.
Lexington Children's Place uses heat pumps for heating and cooling.
Lexington Fire Station uses heat pumps for heating and cooling.
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