Are you considering installing geothermal heating in your home? One of the first steps is to determine what type of system will work in your yard. With newer technologies, you do not need a lot of land to install geothermal heating and cooling equipment.
Older geothermal heating technologies needed a lot of space to accommodate horizontal loops buried in trenches, but new models have been developed that use vertical loops installed with a drilling rig. Local soil conditions will also determine which system is appropriate for your home. Even if you have a large property, if the ground is not suitable for trenches, a vertical loop system will be required.
Because geothermal heat pump installation requires disturbing the ground in your yard, it is important to find out where any buried wires, pipes or septic tanks are. There may also be large rocks or boulders that need to be removed before digging or drilling can occur.
There are many advantages to installing a geothermal heat pump:
- You can reap savings of up to 60 percent on both heating and cooling.
- Geothermal heat pumps provide efficient heating, air conditioning and hot water.
- Because geothermal heat pumps use natural energy from the earth, they don’t use fossil fuels or produce emissions.
- Geothermal heating equipment lasts a long time, so you will benefit from inexpensive heating and cooling years after you get the return on your original investment.
Like the purchase of any major home appliance or any other large investment, you want to be sure you make the right decision. And now is a great time to do so. There is currently a 30 percent Federal tax credit on the purchase price (with no limit) for homeowners investing in a geothermal heat pump.
The professionals at Detmer and Sons Inc. can walk you through the process of selecting the most suitable equipment. We can provide professional installation and a regular maintenance contract to ensure that your new equipment lasts as long as possible.
We have been serving the Dayton area for more 30 years, and are familiar with the terrain and which geothermal heat pump models work best in our region. Contact us today to find out more about and how to get your yard ready for installation in spring.
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