If you’ve been looking for heating and cooling options, you’re no stranger to technical articles and a lot of information about efficiency, energy costs, and maintenance. We decided to cut out all of the technical talk and go straight to the source for answers to our geothermal system questions. We sat down with Jeff Chapman to get a better idea of what Geothermal systems do and how to decide if this system is the right fit. Jeff walked us through the benefits of a geothermal heat pump system and how they work to heat and cool the home. Starting with the basics, we asked Jeff to explain to us what a geothermal system is.

 

Benefits

So we know how it works, but there are still a few questions regarding why a geothermal is a good option and the advantages to one of these systems. We asked Jeff to elaborate on the benefits and why someone would want one of these systems. 

 

 

Cooling

A major concern is their performance in the summer. When the weather heats up, people need to be able to rely on their air conditioning to keep them cool all summer long. Sometimes referred to as ‘geothermal pumps’ as well as geothermal units, these systems are good for both heating and cooling. We asked Jeff to talk about geothermal as a cooling system and what people can expect in the warmer months.

 

 

Since efficiency is one of the biggest benefit to owning one of these systems, we wanted to know more specifically about how efficient these really are and how much is typically saved from switching. Typically,  efficiency savings are significant with up to 60% energy saving versus traditional systems.

 

Incentives

There is no flame, no flue and no loud outdoor noise. Geothermal systems are great alternatives to traditional systems for your home and the environment. Thanks to their low-impact, installing a geothermal unit comes with a tax incentive. We asked Jeff what else we needed to know about geothermal systems and why he would recommend one to homeowners considering their heating and cooling options.

 

 

Using ground temperature offers a great alternative to high environmental impact systems. Geothermal is recognized by the United States Environmental Protection Agency as the most environmentally safe, cost effective heating and cooling system on the market. To put things in perspective, installing a geothermal system is environment impact equivalent to planting 750 trees.

The tax incentive Jeff mentioned is part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act under The Residential Energy Efficient Property Tax Credit. This federal residential energy credit helps homeowners pay for alternative energy equipment, like geothermal heat pumps.

Learn more about your environmentally safe options from one of our trained service technicians and consider a geothermal heat pump for your own home. Call 317-643-6286 or schedule an appointment online to start the conversation.

 

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