Why should you consider installing a geothermal system to heat and cool your home? A better question, why wouldn't you?
Approximately 70 percent of the energy used in a geothermal heat pump system is renewable energy from the ground. The earth's constant temperature is what makes geothermal heat pumps one of the most comfortable, quiet and efficient heating and cooling technologies available today.
Here are several key things to consider:
You can save 60 percent compared to oil.
Qualify for Energy Star 30 percent tax credit (through 2016)
Electricity costs are more stable than fossil fuel costs
No combustion = safer (fire, carbon monoxide poisoning)
Less yearly maintenance
Longer life expectancy (25 years vs. 20 for furnace)
Isn't geothermal expensive to install?
While it may be more costly to install initially than standard heating systems, geothermal can produce lower energy bills (usually 60-70 percent), according to estimates from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Maintenance costs are often lower since outside parts of the system are below ground and protected from the weather.
When compared to other heat sources, geothermal will pay for itself typically in 3-5 years.
Many churches and schools are tapping into geothermal energy because of its efficiency, saving their members and district tax payers thousands of dollars in annual energy costs.
More and more new home owners have discovered the many benefits of geothermal energy for their home. We're confident that geothermal is the choice for you too!
This expert insight brought to you by Jerry Brown, owner of Brown Heating and Air Conditioning and a GeoComfort Geothermal System dealer for Enertech Global LLC.
Jerry Brown is the owner of Brown Heating and Air Conditioning, which he established in 1995 to serve the south central Wisconsin area. Jerry is a GeoComfort Geothermal System dealer for Enertech Global LLC.