Geothermal Heat Pumps
At W.W. Heating and Air Conditioning, Geothermal is not a sideline! We’ve been working with this innovative technology since 1989. In fact, we are the only heating dealer in our area that is a certified loop installer for geothermal..
A geothermal heat pump taps into the earth’s surface. It uses the energy and relatively consistent heat found in the earth, a pond, or well water instead of using outside air like traditional heat pumps. The energy is collected and transmitted through an earth loop — an underground piping system.
The water furnace will provide both cooling and heating to your home, and maintain the highest efficiency on even the coldest winter nights or the hottest summer days.
The Many benefits to geothermal heat:
- Lower operating cost – The most efficient gas furnace available is rated at only 94 percent efficiency. But geothermal systems have efficiency ratings of an astonishing 500 percent, which means that they deliver five units of energy for every one unit of electrical energy used. This can translate into savings of up to 70% on heating, cooling and hot water.
- Lower life cycle cost – Whether you’re a new homeowner or are buying a replacement system for an existing home, you’ll experience lower life cycle costs when you choose geothermal. You can include a geothermal system in a new home’s mortgage and get an immediate return on your investment. With a replacement system, the costs of a geothermal system will be repaid in energy savings in just a few short years. In either case, geothermal offers long system life and less maintenance, so you’ll save that way too over a traditional system.
- Greater comfort – Geothermal heating is even; there are none of the hot spots and colds spots associated with traditional systems. Heated air is actually warmer than that produced by gas furnaces, and in cooling mode the air is pleasant and dehumidified.
The water furnace is safe, clean, quiet and environmentally friendly. Without traditional fuels such as gas, propane or oil, geothermal systems pose no danger from fumes or combustion, and emit no greenhouse gases. And they feature “whisper quiet” operation, without the noise associated with outdoor units.
Get a 30% Federal tax credit on a new Geothermal system!
You’re eligible for a 30% federal tax credit for costs associated with qualified geothermal equipment placed in service now in an existing home, or part of the construction or renovation of a house. This credit can be combined with other energy efficiency upgrade credits, as well as solar and wind tax credits. Consult your local tax professional for advice on taking advantage of the tax credit.