Geothermal pumps use the temperature of the earth, a free and renewable energy source, to heat and cool your home. Besides saving you up to 70 percent on monthly power bills, geothermal systems qualify you for utility rebates and federal, state and local tax incentives.
Although air temperatures in Georgia and Alabama vary from season to season, the earth maintains a fairly consistent year-round temperature. Just a few feet below the surface, the ground absorbs and stores solar heat and energy. In summer, below-ground temperatures are cooler than the air. In winter, underground temperatures are warmer than the air.
Using a heat exchanger, geothermal pumps extract warmth from the ground and transfer it into your home during the winter. In summer, they remove heat from your home and transfer it into the ground. This is accomplished via a series of pipes that connect the outdoor unit to your indoor heating and cooling system. Heat pumps can also provide heat for hot water.
Geothermal heat pumps are basically loop systems. They “loop” heat from the ground into your house and from your house into the ground. There are four types of geothermal heat pumps; three involve a closed loop system and one is an open loop system. The type of system that will work best depends on the conditions of your site.
Compared to air source heat pumps, geothermal heating and air conditioning can reduce monthly energy usage by 25-50 percent. Geothermal systems are more energy-efficient because they rely on stable underground temperatures instead of unstable air temperatures. Geothermal systems last longer, provide more consistent heating and cooling, require little maintenance and operate very quietly.
The federal tax credit for a geothermal heat pump was equal to 30 percent of your cost with no upper limit. The 30 percent tax credit expired on 12/31/19. The tax credit drops to 26 percent through 2020 and to 22 percent through 2021 so call today!
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