Geothermal heating and cooling systems offer numerous benefits. They can save you a lot of money, they’re energy efficient, environmentally safe, and quiet, and they typically require little maintenance. At first glance, you may think, “I’d be crazy not to choose a geothermal system!” These types of systems certainly aren’t right for everyone, however. While they may be advantageous for many homeowners, they could be overly expensive and a hassle to install for others. Keep reading to find out if a geothermal system is a good fit for you and your home.
Utility companies offer several rebates and incentives to customers for energy efficiency in Ames. You may be surprised to find that you qualify for a number of them. Keep reading to find out which ones you qualify for and take steps to start earning your rewards today!
Does your home currently rely on window air conditioning units to stay cool in the summer, or is its existing central unit on its last leg? If so, now is the time to address an important question. Which is the more beneficial option for long-term cooling, a replacement air conditioner or a heat pump? Both are much more effective than window units as whole-home options, since most window air conditioners are only made for individual zones.
If you have considered a geothermal system for your home in the past and decided that the initial expense was too high, now is a good time to revisit the question. You may benefit from the split geo systems now available, which can save you money by allowing us to utilize many components of your existing system. Many local utility companies serving Iowa customers provide rebates for geothermal (ground source) heat pumps. Rebates for installation by HVAC SAVE certified contractors have nearly doubled. Combined with substantial federal and state tax incentives, geothermal systems are offering an unprecedented return on investment for your home.
Recent fluctuations in the prices of natural gas and propane have had many consumers paying unexpectedly high heating bills this winter. Because the future costs of petroleum and natural gas are unpredictable, relying less upon these products is the surest way to control your energy costs.
Geothermal HVAC systems are the most eco-friendly heating and cooling options on the market today. According to the EPA, geothermal heat pumps are among the most efficient and comfortable technologies available for home heating and cooling. High-efficiency geothermal systems operate, on average, 48% more efficiently than gas furnaces and 75% more efficiently than oil furnaces.