Geothermal heating and cooling systems is one of the most popular and environmentally friendly systems available. It’s so efficient that you can get federal tax credits and utility company rebates for installing and using a geothermal system.
What is a Geothermal Heating and Cooling System?
The problem with most heating and cooling systems is they use up valuable resources, whether it’s electricity or natural gas. Unless the electricity is from renewable resources, there is an environmental impact. Standard heating and cooling systems can also cost an arm and a leg during high use months.
There is very little electricity used in geothermal and none of it is used to heat or cool the air. Pipes are placed in the ground below the permafrost where the temperature is at a constant 60-70 degrees regardless of the season. Air from above ground is pumped through the pipes where it is either cooled or heated by the ambient temperature and then pumped into the home.
The home is at a constant comfortable temperature all year round.
Why it’s Worth Installing Geothermal Heating and Cooling
Geothermal isn’t just good for the environment, but for your pocket book too. Watch as your heating and cooling bills drop every month. If you’re used to paying hundreds each month, you’ll do a double take when you see your bill. A geothermal system can save you as much as 50 percent on your heating and cooling costs. The additional cost of installing a geothermal system is eventually offset by the savings you’ll get from month to month.
You might also be eligible for a 30 percent federal tax credit for your qualifying geothermal installation. Who doesn’t want a little helpful boost on their federal taxes? There’s also up to $6,000 in utility company rebates in some areas. When you start adding all these credits and rebates, the questions isn’t if you should switch to geothermal, but how fast.
Town & Country Services has installed many geothermal systems throughout the Illinois Valley area including La Salle and Bureau counties. There are many homes taking advantage of the benefits of a geothermal system and you could be next.
If you want to learn more about this amazing heating and cooling system, then contact us today and discover why it’s one of the fastest growing systems on the market.