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A geothermal heating and cooling system taps into the renewable energy in the Earth’s surface to heat and cool your home or business. The underground water pipes harness the earth’s temperature to save you up to 70% on your utility bills when compared to a conventional system. Instead of burning expensive fossil fuels, a ground source heat pump is able to extract it’s energy from the earth, magnify it, and release it to heat your home in the winter. In the summer, it only has to work as hard as your AC would if it were 58 degrees outside, and that is quite an energy savings! The Environmental Protection Agency has concluded that these systems are the most environmentally friendly option for heating and cooling your home or business. Approved by the U.S. Department of Energy and EnergyStar rated, geothermal systems are the future of heating and cooling systems.
Compared to conventional methods of heating and cooling, Geothermal Comfort Systems save owners money. Based on lower utility bills, these systems usually pay for themselves after 5-10 years. The average household savings is $129 a month, as much as 70%. The total energy consumption can be reduced as much as 44%. In addition, the government is currently offering 30% tax credit incentive for purchases on energy efficient products.
The available tax credit for a geothermal system is 30% of your investment, with no cap. If you need a new patio or driveway, the geothermal pipe can be installed under those areas so you will receive 30% off of the cost of the patio or driveway, too!
Along with energy efficiency and lower monthly costs, Geothermal Comfort Systems have other benefits. The indoor components are easily accessible, user friendly and last 24 years. The units also last longer than conventional installations, containing fewer moving parts, constructed of more durable components, and being housed in a more protected enclosure. This means less maintenance on your system. The indoor components typically last 25+ years, while the outdoor components, including the ground loop, tend to last 50+ years. This all adds up to short and long term savings for home and business owners.