Iowa Geothermal Heating and Cooling

Frequently Asked QuestionsDoes Geothermal Make Sense in Iowa?Absolutely, Iowa is one of the most popular states for geothermal installations. It is the most efficient way to heat and cool your home/building. It can work in any situation from a small home to a large commercial building.Why are more homeowners in Iowa switching to Geo?Most of the homeowners are switching to geothermal to save money on their utility bills. The earth in Iowa is very conducive to loopfield installation, and they perform very well. Between the tax credit and utility rebates there is enormous value in geothermal here. There is also the added benefit of helping reduce our impact on the environment.What is the process for installing a geothermal system in IA? (licenses, registrations, etc)The proper permitting must be obtained by a licensed contractor, the looping if vertical must be done by a licensed driller and permitted as well. Those permits can usually be purchased through your local county sanitarian. Electrical permits are required state wide. Some local municipalities may also require mechanical and plumbing permitsHow else can Geothermal Heat Pumps be used in Iowa? Geothermal lends itself very well to water heating, for swimming pools, floor heat, or domestic use. They can also be used for snowmelt applications. We have also installed geothermal units used to dehumidify pools. It is very popular in institutional settings such as schools and other municipal settings. Is an investment in a GHP system an wise option in IA?If you currently are heating with conventional means geothermal is certainly an great investment. In most cases homeowners can get a great return on investment with the purchase of a geothermal system. The potential exists to earn up to 35% return in energy savings. Where else can you put money and earn that kind of return? Answers provided by: Bryan DeJong of Baxter Oil Company Baxter IA and Justin Larsen of Camblin Mechanical, Inc Atlantic IAQuick FactsFederal Tax Credit: 30%State Tax Credit: Iowa had a short term program for geothermal and the funding was depleted in short order.Other Local Incentives: Most local utilities offer a handsome incentive for geothermal installation.How it worksSavings CalculatorFind an ExpertVideo Series[caption id="attachment_336" align="aligncenter" width="253" caption="Geothermal Heat Pump Savings Calculator"][/caption]DirtWe heat and cool with dirt. Geothermal is the reliable renewable. The sun doesn't have to shine, the wind doesn't have to blow.Have more to contribute to this page? Images, Video's, Advice? Please contact usvar host = (("https:" == document.location.protocol) ? "https://secure." : "http://");document.write(unescape("%3Cscript src='" + host + "wufoo.com/scripts/embed/form.js' type='text/javascript'%3E%3C/script%3E"));var r7q0z5 = new WufooForm();r7q0z5.initialize({'userName':'kinertia', 'formHash':'r7q0z5', 'autoResize':true,'height':'395', 'ssl':true);r7q0z5.display();