Geothermal

Geothermal Heating Contractor Howard County, Anne Arundel County, MD, and Surrounding Areas

Geothermal is the use of the earths stored thermal energy to heat and cool your home. Outdoor temperatures fluctuate with the changing seasons but 4-6 feet below the earth’s surface, underground temperatures remain constant.

Geothermal systems are extremely efficient versus a conventional air source heat pump, or air conditioner that is trying to work against outside temperatures that often vary greatly from the desired comfort level inside.

 

How Does Geothermal Work?

During the cooling period, heat is absorbed into the refrigerant. That heat is transferred from the refrigerant through a heat-exchanger into the water. The water is pumped through a series of pipes through the ground using a loop-water circulator pump and the heat is absorbed into the ground. After the ground absorbs heat from the water, the cooler water is returned to the house ready to absorb more heat.

 

Benefits of a Geothermal System

  • Up to 70% more efficient than furnaces & air conditioners.
  • Can cut your energy bills by as much as 70%.
  • Quiet Operation – similar noise as a refrigerator.
  • Can provide low-cost water heating.
  • Safety.  The systems emit no carbon monoxide gas.
  • Reduce your carbon footprint.
  • Suitable for new construction & retrofit applications.

 

 

Why is Geothermal A Good Investment?

Substantial Savings on Energy Costs

Typically, homeowners can save from 50% to 70% on the cost of heating, cooling, and hot water versus a conventional system.

Protection from Rising Energy Costs

We all know the price of electricity, natural gas, and propane will continue an upward trend for the foreseeable future. Owning a geothermal system substantially reduces the impact of this trend on the family budget.

Long Product Life

Conventional heating and cooling systems have a typical lifespan of twelve to fifteen years in Maryland. Geothermal equipment will last up to twenty-five years before needing replacement. The ground loop can be expected to last in excess of fifty years.

Savings on Maintenance

Because there is no outside unit with a geothermal system, maintenance costs are 30% to 50% less than for conventional equipment.

Tax Credits

The 30% residential and 10% commercial tax credit on geothermal heating, cooling, and hot water systems are back!  For geothermal systems placed in service from Jan. 1, 2017 through 2019, the credit is 30% of the cost of the system, and then it drops to 26% for 2020 and 22% for 2021. Geothermal tax credits phase-out and expire on Dec. 31, 2021.

Call your Clarksville Heating & Air expert to learn about Green Energy incentives offered by local, state and Federal governments.

Geothermal Return on Investment

Geothermal manufacturers typically tout a simple payback of around 5-10  years for a geothermal system.

For more information about Geothermal systems and a free estimate, contact us online or call  443-324-0728.