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Is Your Home Right for Geothermal?

Is Your Home Right for Geothermal?

April 1, 2021

Iceland uses geothermal energy to heat not only homes but also roads and sidewalks. The capital city, Reykjavik, has a heating system under the sidewalks and streets that melts snow in much of the city. Because Iceland is such a volcanically active place, geothermal energy is readily available, easy to use, and cheap. If you …

Considering a Geothermal Heat Pump? There’s an Available Tax Credit!

Considering a Geothermal Heat Pump? There’s an Available Tax Credit!

January 21, 2016

Taking advantage of the geothermal tax credit for a geothermal heat pump before the end of 2016 will jump-start your energy savings with this type of system. Here’s why this could be the most opportune time to upgrade your HVAC equipment.

Clear the Fog by Dispelling These Geothermal Myths

Clear the Fog by Dispelling These Geothermal Myths

April 22, 2014

If you are looking for an undervalued HVAC system, you may not have to look any further than geothermal heating and cooling. They aren’t as popular, but usually achieve far higher efficiency levels and are more effective as well. Unfortunately, there are many myths surrounding this technology that prevent people from considering it as a …

Geothermal Heat Pumps: How Do They Work?

Geothermal Heat Pumps: How Do They Work?

January 28, 2014

A geothermal heat pump is a highly efficient and money-saving alternative to traditional fuel-based or electric heating and cooling sources. Here is a brief guide to how geothermal heat pumps work and the benefits you can expect to receive from one.

Is Your Geothermal Heat Pump Acting Up? Possible Issues

Is Your Geothermal Heat Pump Acting Up? Possible Issues

June 18, 2013

It can be common for a geothermal heat pump to need more attention as it ages. Your decisions as a homeowner rely quite a bit on your ability to troubleshoot problems and decide when professional assistance is needed. The following information will help you to analyze difficulties your geothermal system may have and properly diagnose …

Geothermal Cooling Starts by Extracting Heat From the Air

Geothermal Cooling Starts by Extracting Heat From the Air

May 14, 2013

Geothermal cooling is one of the most efficient ways to cool homes in our climate because it uses underground resources rather than the air to cool your home. Geothermal heat pumps extract heat from your home when they’re in the cooling mode and deposit or “reject” the heat in the ground or water. If your …

Geothermal Heating and Cooling: Understand the 4 Types of Systems

Geothermal Heating and Cooling: Understand the 4 Types of Systems

April 4, 2013

Geothermal heating and cooling is a unique and extremely cost-effective way of using solar energy that’s collected in the ground as the medium of exchanging thermal energy for your home. In the more common closed-loop systems, a water/anti-freeze mixture is pumped through underground tubing, where it collects heat from the earth and brings it inside …

8 Benefits of Geothermal Heating and Cooling

8 Benefits of Geothermal Heating and Cooling

February 28, 2013

The technology behind geothermal has evolved and improved over the last 50 years. Over one million business and homeowners across the United States have had systems installed to date. If you’re still relying on fossil fuel as the main source of energy for your Orlando home, here are eight benefits of geothermal heating and cooling …

Pricing Your Geothermal Installation: Key Considerations

Pricing Your Geothermal Installation: Key Considerations

February 5, 2013

Geothermal heating and cooling is an intriguing technology, but the initial cost can seem daunting. Equipment and installation of a ground-source geothermal system can exceed $10,000, depending on several factors. Keep in mind that you can take steps to lower that initial cost, and the high efficiency and longevity of geothermal make it an extremely attractive option …

The Benefits Of Choosing A Geothermal Heat Pump Include Tax Credits

The Benefits Of Choosing A Geothermal Heat Pump Include Tax Credits

December 18, 2012

A geothermal heat pump offers many benefits for Florida homeowners, especially those who want to use one of the most energy efficient, durable and plentiful types of energy available, and it’s right under your feet. A geothermal heat pump use the energy stored underground to heat and cool your home, using electricity only to run …