Last Chance for 30% Federal Tax Credit

Last Chance for 30% Federal Tax Credit

There is no tax credit extension Through December 31, 2016 home owners who install Energy Star certified geothermal heat pumps are eligible for a 30% federal tax credit. Although the geothermal industry fought hard and continues to fight to have it extended, there is no extension. You have under 200 days to take advantage of this huge discount. Who should pay attention 1. Homeowners who plan to stay in their current home for at-least 7 years heating with propane or heating oil. 2.  Peo ...

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Geothermal Loop Fields - No Drill Rigs

Geothermal Loop Fields – No Drill Rigs

Geothermal heating and cooling is the most energy efficient way to both heat and cool your home on the planet.  Homeowners who want to take advantage of this awesome energy source under their feet have to accept some level of disruption in their landscaping... or do they? NexGen Energy located in Central Minnesota has a different method for installing geothermal loops, which are simply the underground pipe that exchanges the heat with the ground.  Homeowners can now have geothermal ...

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$1,800 Rebate for Maryland Residents

$1,800 Rebate for Maryland Residents

As of July 1 2014 a new rebate is in effect for Maryland Residents who install a closed loop geothermal systems. The previous rebate was $500 - the new one is $1,800. If you are a Maryland resident switching to geothermal be sure to ask your contractor about the new $1,800 rebate! To qualify the system much have an Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER) of 17.1 or higher and a Coefficient of Performance (COP) of 3.6 or higher. The majority of geothermal heat pumps far exceed these ratings. The revi ...

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How Energy Efficient is a Geothermal Heat Pump?

How Energy Efficient is a Geothermal Heat Pump?

Geothermal heat pumps are energy efficient heating and cooling units that use the sun’s natural rays to heat the ground, where this energy is absorbed through the soil and used to heat and cool your home. Geothermal heat pumps are an energy efficient alternative to your traditional furnace, but many homeowners are skeptical about their benefits. Your furnace still works, so what’s the point in switching? Well, a geothermal heat pump is an affordable energy efficient alternative to traditiona ...

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How to Find the Best Geothermal Installer

How to Find the Best Geothermal Installer

“We really are intrigued with geothermal but hesitant about how to go about this investment wisely. There are numerous geothermal installers but how do we find the BEST one? – Greg from Colorado We’ve had conversations with hundreds of quality geothermal professionals and a theme always develops in these discussions –“I’m the guy who fixes other peoples screw ups” they’ll proudly explain.  Questions the homeowners should ask to identify the BEST installer, in order of pr ...

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