Massachusetts Heating with Geothermal

Frequently Asked QuestionsDoes Geothermal Make Sense in the Massachusetts?Yes. Using standing column wells that re-cycle all of the water used for heating or cooling back to the original well, our water source sytems get the highest efficiency ratings with the shortest break-even times. After break-even your investment continues to pay dividends in the form of continued low energy bills and lower fossil fuel emissions.Why are more homeowners in Massachusetts switching to Geo?More and more homeowners in Massachusetts are selecting geo-thermal as their heat source because of the volatility of the fuel oil and fuel gas markets. Increased real estate values are frequently given as a solid reason for installing these comfortable systems. Naturally, as more and more homes become heated and cooled by geothermal, more and more home buyers will be shopping for high efficiency homes with exceptionally low utility bills.What is the process for installing a geothermal system in MA? (licenses, registrations, etc)Currently in Massachusetts, each town has their own regulations for drilling of wells. State laws regulate all wells as to their distance from existing or future septic sytems but some town require greater distances. Some town require no permit or notification. For various reasons, ground source heat pumps are not the system of choice in our area on the South Shore. Standing column wells are the preferred and most cost effective solution, as well as being the most efficient in operationHow else can Geothermal Heat Pumps be used in Massachusetts? Geothermal systems are currently heating, cooling and providing domestic hot water in homes throughout Massachusetts. Geothermal systems can also be used for driveway and sidewalk snow melt applications, improving safety and access.Is an investment in a GHP system an wise option in MA?Geothermal heating/cooling/domestic hot water systems are a wise investment in Massachusetts. Not only are these systems earth friendly and energy efficient, they also add significant value to price of real estate. Both businesses and residences can reduce operating costs, releasing money for day-to-day operations, all while adding to the value of the real estate where they are installed. When coupled with the current 30% installation Federal Tax Credit with no cap for residences, it's virtually a winner in all cases. Answers provided by: Donald Ronan of Abell's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning - North Scituate MATestimonialHave a Comment about your geothermal system? Tell Us!Quick FactsFederal Tax Credit: 30%State Tax Credit: N/AOther Local Incentives: Applicants in most towns can qualify for a $15,000 zero interest loan that can be applied toward the cost of the 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();