Will Geothermal Increase the Value of My Home?

Will Geothermal Increase the Value of My Home?

Before deciding to purchase a geothermal system, many homeowners ask this question.  Geothermal systems are a large investment and people want to make sure they will still get a benefit from the system if they decide to sell their home before they reach their payback period.  Life is uncertain, and you can think you will be in your home for several years, but you never know when a job or other event in your life could take you to a new area.  The two main schools of thought regarding geothe ...

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Advice from a Geothermal Engineer

Advice from a Geothermal Engineer

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New ClimateMaster Heat Pump Sets Record

New ClimateMaster Heat Pump Sets Record

Over 50 years ago, several geothermal heat pump brands came together under the single entity of ClimateMaster.  Throughout the ensuing years, ClimateMaster has continued to produce high quality geothermal heat pump and participated as an active leader in the industry.  One of their many contributions to the industry was their initiation of the legislation that led to the 30% tax credit now available for geothermal installations.  Just recently they have raised the bar again in the geother ...

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Geothermal Heat Pumps in the U.S. and Europe

Geothermal Heat Pumps in the U.S. and Europe

Already back in 1852 the concept of moving heat from a place of lower to higher temperature was invented and the first sketches of the heat pump were laid out. However, it wasn’t before a century later, an inventor with the name Robert Webber, coined the technology known as geothermal heat pumps (GHP). Since then, commercial popularity has increased tremendously. The technology has a worldwide annual growth of 10% - one of the fastest growing ways of harnessing renewable energy. Since geother ...

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Solar vs. Geothermal

Solar vs. Geothermal

I get a lot of questions about when solar makes sense vs. geothermal. Both alternative energy technologies harness the power of the sun. Solar captures the energy of the sun by exciting electrons in silicon and capturing that energy in wires. Geothermal takes advantage of the solar heat stored in the ground, which is ~50-55 degrees year round just a few feet below the surface. The four questions to ask yourself before making the plunge! Where do you live? For many, this is the single biggest f ...

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