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The use of fossil fuels such as natural gas or propane to heat and cool your home can result in considerable energy usage and higher utility costs. By switching to geothermal heating – a renewable & sustainable energy source, you can save money as well as reduce your energy usage significantly. For the best in geothermal heating, go with Paschal Air, Plumbing & Electric. For more than 50 years, we have been providing heating solutions to Northwest Arkansas, the Fort Smith River Valley and Missouri.
If you’re thinking about investing in a geothermal system for your home, the experts at Paschal are rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau and are NGWA and IGSHPA certified for vertical and horizontal installations. Want to learn more about what geothermal heating can do for you? Contact us today to connect with a specialist!
Governmental agencies like the EPA and Department of Energy, consumer and industry groups, and geothermal system owners all agree: geothermal heating and cooling is considered the world’s greenest and most energy-efficient. Geothermal systems can save you up to 70% on your heating, cooling, and hot water costs. See how much you can save by visiting our savings calculator. State, local, and utility sources in your area may also offer additional incentives. Because a WaterFurnace system doesn’t use natural gas, propane, or oil for operation, there’s no combustion, flames or fumes, and no chance of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Because of the extraordinary efficiency of a geothermal HVAC system, most homeowners save more on monthly bills than they pay for the system when installation costs are financed. Any added investment over traditional equipment is usually recovered in just a few years, and many homeowners see a return on investment of 10-20% over the life of the system. A ground source heat pump is the only heating and cooling technology that pays you back.
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.
Geothermal energy systems pull heat from the ground and bring it into your home in order to heat it up during winter. During the summer months, this same system removes hot air from inside your home and stores it in the ground again. This results in a reliable and more energy-efficient way to keep your home cool all summer long.
Geothermal energy systems are available in different designs, offering both vertical and horizontal configurations. Vertical designs necessitate digging deeper into the ground in order to set up the pipes that carry geothermal energy to and from your home. Horizontal designs require wider and shallower digging in your yard in order to accommodate these pipes.
A geothermal heat pump is the greenest, most efficient, and most cost effective heating & cooling system available. That’s because it uses the free renewable solar energy stored in your backyard rather than burning fossil fuels. But what’s really impressive is the level of comfort it provides. Our systems operate for longer periods at lower speeds, making the home consistently comfortable all year round. You have to experience it to believe it.
Let’s look at the financial case of replacing an aging 13 SEER air conditioner and 80 AFUE furnace with high-efficiency conventional equipment versus upgrading to a WaterFurnace geothermal heat pump.
If you’re shopping for new HVAC equipment, it’s probably because your existing equipment is nearing the end of its useful life or you’re building a new house. Both scenarios require some level of investment.
What’s the minimum you’d be happy with in your home? If you’re considering geothermal it’s very likely that efficiency is important to you. If the minimum you’d accept is a 16 SEER air conditioner paired with a 92 AFUE furnace, it makes sense to use that cost as a starting point for analysis because it represents the minimum amount of money you can spend and still be comfortable (literally).
Depending on where you live, costs for a 16 SEER air conditioner and a 92 AFUE furnace can vary greatly—but it can reach $13,000 in many areas. The cost to install a geothermal heat pump varies based on many factors (geography, ground composition, size of home, equipment chosen, etc.) but could cost $25,000 in the same areas. There’s currently a 26 % US federal tax credit, decreasing each year through 2022. That’s $6,500 as a credit on your taxes, not just a deduction. The initial cost difference between an ordinary system and a geothermal system is just $5,500. Your area may also have other additional incentives that won’t be factored in for this calculation.
Paschal remains the overwhelming market leader in geothermal installations in Fayetteville, Springdale, Bella Vista, Bentonville, Fort Smith, Joplin, and Carthage. From custom design engineering and geothermal drilling and looping to installing your geothermal equipment, work directly with one company and zero subcontractors. Paschal offers the highest level of workmanship and customer service from the most knowledgeable technicians in the industry.
Geothermal energy offers an effective way to heat and cool your home. Knowing important facts about geothermal energy and how it works can help you decide if it’s the right option to make your home more energy-efficient. Ready to take the next step? Contact a geothermal heating specialist today to get started!