Geothermal Heat Pump Systems use the Constant Temperature of the Ground
Geothermal Heating & Cooling is a great way to heat and cool your home or business in an environmentally friendly way, while making a sound financial investment. Geothermal heating and cooling uses the consistent ground temperature to extract free energy with an earth loop and use this technology to provide your home or office with central heating and cooling with running expensive conventional HVAC equipment.
The underground pipes, called a ground loop, circulate water which absorbs the heat from the earth and returns it to the indoor heat pump. The heat pump extracts the heat from the liquid then distributes it throughout your home as warm air. With the heat removed, the water is re-circulated to collect more heat from the ground. In this case, the loop water is warmer when it comes into the home than when it goes back into the earth since the heat is being removed.
The indoor heat pump takes the hot air from your home and removes the heat. This leaves behind cool air to be distributed through your vents as air-conditioning. The removed heat from the air is rejected into the earth through the ground loop. In this case, the water is warmer leaving the home then when it returns since heat is rejected into it. This is not a new technology, this is not a science experiment, this is not rocket science. In fact, in many European nations geothermal heating and cooling is the standard. In Sweden and Switzerland, more than 75% of new homes have geothermal. The EPA has acknowledged geothermal systems as the most energy efficient, environmentally clean, & cost-effective space conditioning systems available.
WaterFurnace has been the most recognized and respected name in the industry for nearly three decades. Every unit is tested before it leaves the manufacturing facility to ensure flawless operation on startup. We combine a commitment to quality installations with WaterFurnace’s commitment to quality products – that’s the best of both worlds.
Environmental Effects of Geothermal Heating & Cooling
The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and the DOE (Department of Energy) labeled geothermal heat pumps as the most environmentally friendly and cost-efficient way to heat and cool your home. Geothermal products shed no carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, or other greenhouse gasses that can be dangerous to the environment and your family. We know your highest priority is to keep your home and family safe and comfortable – now you can do that as well as help the environment. WaterFurnace units are truly a natural green way of life.
The Benefits Of Installing Geothermal Heating & Cooling Equipment
It’s hard to think of anyone who couldn’t benefit from Geothermal Heating and Cooling Equipment at their home or office. Our WaterFurnace geothermal systems are among the most efficient, energy saving, and environmentally friendly ways to heat and cool your home or office.
With a WaterFurnace Geothermal system you’ll get:
Replace Your Existing System
Is your classic furnace or heat pump about to die out? Or, do you just want to get rid of your inefficient equipment before it costs you an arm and a leg? WaterFurnace geothermal products provide a smart alternative for the replacement of older or inefficient equipment in the Denver, Colorado area. Most units are simple to install and can be installed in areas unsuitable for fossil fuel furnaces. There is no combustion or need to vent exhaust gasses which means our equipment can be installed virtually anywhere.
Geothermal For New Construction
Looking to build a new home? Now is the perfect time to install a WaterFurnace Geothermal system in your new home! You could easily roll the up front cost into your monthly mortgage payment. The additional amount in your monthly payment is usually less than the monthly savings you will see by installing a geothermal system so you’ll be saving money! If you are looking at how to heat and cool your new home installing a Waterfurance geothermal system is the right way to go!
In December 2020, the tax credit for geothermal heat pump installations was extended through 2023. Geothermal equipment that uses the stored solar energy from the ground for heating and cooling and that meets ENERGY STAR requirements at the time of installation is eligible for the tax credit. The credit has no limit and there’s no limitation on the number of times the credit can be claimed.
US Tax Credits Through 2023
The energy tax credit can be combined with solar and wind credits as well as energy efficiency upgrade credits. A 26% federal tax credit for residential ground source heat pump installations has been extended through December 31, 2022. The incentive will be lowered to 22% for systems that are installed in 2023, so act quickly to save the most on your installation.
Check for more local incentives
In addition to the federal tax credit, some state, local, and utility incentives may be available in your area for even more savings on installing a geothermal heat pump. Check out the Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE) website to find policies and incentives in your area.