Geothermal

Pros and Cons of Water Source Heat vs. Ground Source Heat

Pros and Cons of Water Source Heat vs. Ground Source HeatGround source and water source geothermal heat pumps both extract free heat energy from the earth in winter and disperse it back to the earth during summer. However, each derives that heat from a different place.

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Thinking About a Geothermal Heat Pump? You Can Get a Tax Credit!

Thinking About a Geothermal Heat Pump? You Can Get a Tax Credit!If you’ve been considering replacing your existing HVAC system with a geothermal heat pump (GHP), 2016 may be the most advantageous time to do so. The Recovery Act of 2009 made tax credits available for homeowners who install exceptionally efficient HVAC and solar equipment. While some of provisions for high efficiency equipment have expired, the credits are still available for GHPs and solar systems that end in 2016.

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Learn What It Takes to Maintain Your Geothermal System

Learn What It Takes to Maintain Your Geothermal SystemYour geothermal heat pump will take care of you year-round, offering cost-effective heating and cooling without huge maintenance demands. But a little bit of maintenance is a must for any mechanical system. Here’s what maintaining a geothermal system in Grand Traverse County looks like.

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Tax Credits Available for Homeowners with a Geothermal Heat Pump System

Tax Credits Available for Homeowners with a Geothermal Heat Pump SystemOver the long term, a geothermal heat pump system could be the answer to high energy bills that result from heating and cooling your home. A geothermal heat pump (GHP) is one of the most environmentally friendly and dependable ways to keep your home comfortable year-round, since they use so little energy. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 established a 30 percent tax credit for homeowners who install a qualifying GHP before the end of 2016.

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Geothermal Tax Credits Make Your Traverse City Home Installation Affordable

Geothermal Tax Credits Make Your Traverse City Home Installation AffordableGeothermal heat pumps exchange heat energy between your home and the earth, and they are the most efficient and long-lasting heat pump systems available. While sufficient land or water source is required, perhaps the most significant obstacle to installing a geothermal system has been the cost.

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Geothermal Myths That Need to Be Extinguished

Geothermal Myths That Need to Be ExtinguishedA lesser-known HVAC system option is geothermal heating and cooling system. Instead of transferring heat to and from the air outside your home like other HVAC systems do, geothermal systems actually exchange heat with the ground beneath your home. However, there are many geothermal myths that scare homeowners away from this option.

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Troubleshooting Your Geothermal Heat Pump: Common Issues for Michigan Homeowners

Troubleshooting Your Geothermal Heat Pump: Common Issues for Michigan HomeownersA geothermal heat pump is one of the most trouble-free ways to stay cozy through Northern Michigan’s snowy winters and keep cool on the warmest summer days. Even with proper geothermal heat pump maintenance, though, sometimes things go wrong. When that happens, a little troubleshooting can help you get your system running again. Most of the following tips will apply to issues with any heat pump system, not just geothermal.

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Considering a Geothermal Retrofit in Your Grand Traverse County Home? 3 Factors to Consider

Considering a Geothermal Retrofit in Your Grand Traverse County Home? 3 Factors to ConsiderIf you’re considering a geothermal retrofit in your Grand Traverse County home, there are some important things that you should consider. Access to the site, whether the ductwork and electrical system are adequate enough to fit the needs of the geothermal system and the effect the retrofit will have on other site services are all areas to consider.

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Geothermal Energy Is Free Energy For Your Home

Geothermal Energy Is Free Energy For Your HomeGeothermal heating and cooling systems are gaining popularity throughout the United States for their free, renewable energy. If you’re thinking about making the switch, understanding how it works — and how much you can save — might just be the determining factor to give the project the green light.

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Geothermal And Solar Heating And Cooling Offers Optimal Return On Investment

Geothermal And Solar Heating And Cooling Offers Optimal Return On InvestmentWith all of the concerns about energy costs, oil and gas supplies, global warming and other environmental effects, renewable energy is currently a hot topic. Renewable energy sources, such as geothermal and solar heating and cooling, provide the ultimate solution: They are free, limitless and completely safe for the environment.

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