How Much does it cost? How much will it save? You'll need a local professional for an exact quote - but until your ready for that step we'll help you get a Ball Park idea of the numbers. Results are ballpark figures & are not to be used as actual estimates or in any system design. Last Chance for 30% Federal Tax Credit There is no tax credit extension Through December 31, 2016 home owners who install Energy Star certified geothermal heat pumps are eligible for a 30% federal tax credi[...] Read more... Geothermal Loop Fields No Drill Rigs Geothermalheating and cooling is the most energy efficient way to both heat and cool your home on the planet. Homeowners who want to take advantage of this aweso[...] Read more... $1,800 Rebate for Maryland Residents As of July 1 2014 a new rebate is in effect for Maryland Residents who install a closed loop geothermal systems. The previous rebate was $500 the new one is $1,8[...] Read more... 2 out of 10 Homeowners know what a geothermal heating & cooling system is. Our mission is to educate & increase public awareness. Yes, Dirt. The ground beneath your feet is being used by millions to heat and air condition their homes. Geothermal heating and cooling is 4 times as efficient, costs less to operate, and can be a smart investment. Try the Savings Calculator. Ball Park numbers for price, savings, & financing of a geothermal system. Many states offer a geothermal tax credit. Propane, Heating Oil, and Natural Gas Prices are all expected to rise through 2020. Cut your carbon footprint by 50%. Save on average about four tons of CO2 a year. More It goes from a heat plant to AC unit with the flip of a switch while also heating your home's hot water. Special Loans, Government programs, and other incentives have never looked better. The ground beneath our feet is warmer then the outside air in the winter and cooler in the summer. 1 Million geothermal heat pumps are used in U.S. already. Geothermal users add your system to the map! Installation is the most important part of a Geothermal System, not the brand of equiptment you choose. Read about 1 family's geothermal journey including costs, results, and rationale for retrofitting their home. Copyright 2009-2013 GeothermalGenius.org TM. All rights reserved. Click here for homepage FAQ's As the seasons change, the weather does so with them; this, of course, includes stark variations in outdoor temperature. All the while, though, the earth beneath your feet (well, around four or so feet beneath your feet) maintains a relatively constant temperature. No matter if the grass is shimmering with morning dew in the heat of summer or frosted solid in the dead of winter, the ground beneath it remains at around 50 to 55 degrees Fahrenheit. A geothermal heat pump system, comprised of the heat pump (located indoors) and the geothermal loop field (buried beneath the ground outside), takes advantage of these ground source temperatures to heat and cool your home. In the winter months, the water solution circulating through the outdoor loop field draws heat from the surrounding terrain and distributes it into the heat pump indoors. To produce heat at a higher temperature, the heat pump compresses the heat brought in from outside, rendering it better suited for heating large homes and buildings. When the demand becomes the opposite to acclimate your home to comfort your family during the warmer months of the year the system works in reverse, literally sucking heat from your home and distributing it into the earth outside (which is actually cooler). Well, there are a lot of things, really. First off, a geothermal system, unlike gas, propane, and oil heating systems, does not burn fossil fuels. Instead, it uses renewable energy produced by the sun (and stored in the ground) for heating and cooling purposes. For homeowners, this means two things efficiency and green living. A ground source heat pump system is three to four times more efficient than a traditional system (including electricity costs to run the indoor system). It also works with the environment, rather than against it. Not to mention, its largely maintenance free. If youve done your research to find a qualified geothermal contractor, your systems maintenance will be limited to routine checkups and filter swaps. As far as the outdoor portion goes, a well installed loop field will last a lifetime. Another benefit of a geothermal system is that it both heats and cools your home one system, year-round service. Ground source heat pump cost varies from installation to installation. While the up front costs of geothermal are undeniably larger than those of other heating and cooling systems, it is by no means unaffordable. With specific state incentives and a Federal Tax Credit (through 2016), there are numerable options when it comes to financing your geothermal system. Also, its a good time to mention that you shouldnt base your geothermal contractor decision on whose company gives you the lowest quote. Remember, payback figures are based on systems that have been installed correctly. Thats why, in our eyes, one of the critical aspects of the installation is hiring an experienced, qualified contractor. Check out some of the homeowner testimonials on our geothermal testimonials map to read about some of the great experiences families have had with our recommended contractors. As the payback period for a geothermal system depends upon the cost of installation, as well as the cost of operation for your old heating and cooling system, it is largely subjective. Its important to understand that geothermal heating and cooling, if installed in the right home, doesnt just pay for itself - it puts money back in your pocket. How? Think of it this way. Once the system pays for itself (by reducing your heating and cooling costs significantly), the costs dont go up; they stay the same. From that point on, the money that you would be putting towards the high costs of your old system is no longer going towards your new system; its staying in your bank account. Try our geothermal savings calculator to see geo-targeted ballpark figures specific to your actual home. If you want to learn more about geothermal heating and cooling (or even geothermal power), feel free to browse through the various sections of our site. If youre thinking of buying, heres a good place to start! Heat Pumps work all over the USA from Florida HVAC to Maine. The best way to find a Maryland Geothermal contractor or dealer is to use the "Find a Dealer" Tab. Results are ballpark figures & are not to be used as actual estimates or in any system design.