Domestic Heating with Geothermal in Wisconsin

Frequently Asked QuestionsDoes Geothermal Make Sense in Wisconsin?Wisconsin offers an ideal place for a GHP (Geothermal Heat Pump) system. The Wisconsin climate allows homeowners to efficiently use it for all heating and cooling needs. Conditions are good, although some may be more diffulcult due to varying ground conditions.Why are more homeowners in Wisconsin switching to Geo?The recent 30% federal tax credit has made geothermal an attractive alternative. Many homeowners are looking to go green, but financially it can be difficult and expensive. Although Geothermal is a larger upfront investment, it has positive cash flow from day 1. Rising propane and gas prices also make geothermal more attractive. Ideal candidates are homes who currently burn propane,natural gas, or heating oil. We say "It's Easy Being Green!"What is the process for installing a geothermal system in WI? (licenses, registrations, etc)Depending on local township or county there may be a permit necessary. There is currently no state regulation or registration necessary. Contact your local contractor, they will be informed of any regulations on installation. Aside from making sure there are no electric or gas lines beneath the surface, there is generally no hold ups. Vertical bores, however, require DNR approval.How else can Geothermal Heat Pumps be used in Wisconsin? Geothermal Heat Pumps can be used in many ways including domestic hot water, radiant heating, snowmelting, pool heaters, refrigeration, and green houses.Is an investment in a GHP system an wise option in WI?There is no doubt GHP is a wise option in Wisconsin. Some customers are more prime for geothermal than others. For example, if you have a larger home with existing duct work and are currently heating with propane or heating oil, its almost a no brainer . Even small homes with little property are good candidates for geothermal, the installations are easy and the savings are immediate. Answers provided by: Dan Walsdorf of Advanced Custom Geothermal LLC - Kiel WIQuick FactsFederal Tax Credit: 30%State Tax Credit: Wisconsin Focus on Energy offers a Geothermal reward for qualifying equipment.Other Local Incentives: Wisconsin Focus on Energy offers a Geothermal reward for qualifying equipment.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();