Geothermal heating and cooling is an energy-efficient heating, air conditioning, and hot water source that can cut your utility costs by up to 60 percent. And, installing geothermal qualifies you for tax savings! Watch the video to learn more.
Geothermal heat pump systems are one of the most important renewable heating and cooling technologies for homes in New York. Geothermal heat pumps function by using the constant temperature of soil below the frost line to provide heating in the winter or as a sink for cooling in the summer. Our region has an excellent geothermal resource, and like solar, this resource is widely distributed.
Looking to learn more about the benefits of geothermal heating or any of our other alternative energy solutions? Contact Halco today for a free geothermal system installation quote in Rochester, Syracuse, Ithaca, Lansing, Webster, Auburn, Fairport, Pittsford, Cortland, Canandaigua, and the surrounding areas!
In many ways, a geothermal heat pump (GHP) works just like an air-source heat pump. It's an electrically powered device that pumps a refrigerant compound through compression and evaporation cycles in order to move heat from one location to another. (Your refrigerator also works like this.) The main difference is that a GHP uses the ground as the heat source and heat sink, rather than the air.
At a depth of 6 ft. or more below the earth's surface, the soil temperature will always be between 45 and 75 degrees, whether it's summer or winter, whether you're in Florida or New York. An air-source heat pump becomes inefficient at supplying heat when outside temperatures drop below freezing. This never happens with a GHP; that's why a GHP can operate at very high efficiency all year long.
We install different types of geothermal heating systems in New York homes. We will discuss the requirements of geothermal systems and our experts can help you decide on the solution that's right for your home. If you live in Cayuga, Ontario, Seneca, Monroe, Chemung, Yates County, or nearby, contact us to schedule a consultation today!
The principal components of a geothermal system include earth or ground loops, the heat pump (including a compressor, condenser, and evaporator), a buffer tank with a heat exchanger or air handler, and a monitoring system. The monitoring system should include a BTU meter (flow meter and temperature sensors), a digital electric meter, and an integrating software/data logger with a web interface.
Discover a multitude of enticing tax credits, rebates, and incentives specifically designed to support Finger Lakes residents in their transition to geothermal heat pumps. At Halco, our team of experts is committed to assisting you throughout the entire qualification process, while also offering flexible financing options that cater to any budget. Take advantage of the following incentives that are currently available:
The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) federal tax credit provides homeowners with an opportunity to offset the costs associated with geothermal heat pump installation when it comes time to pay taxes next April. If you install geothermal, you can enjoy a generous federal geothermal tax credit equivalent to 30% of your overall geothermal installation expenses, with no benefit limit.
The New York state tax credit chips in some additional savings, offering a remarkable 25% reduction in qualified geothermal energy system equipment expenditures, with a cap set at $5,000.
The NYS Clean Heat program, facilitated through renowned utility companies such as NYSEG, RG&E, and National Grid, presents homeowners with enticing incentives that vary based on the total heating capacity of their chosen system.
At Halco, we boast extensive expertise in installing a wide range of geothermal heating systems in homes across the greater Finger Lakes area. Our unwavering focus is on delivering top-quality energy solutions to our valued clients, ensuring a seamless and hassle-free experience. If you're considering upgrading your HVAC system to a renewable energy solution, a geothermal heat pump is the best option. Contact Halco today to embark on your journey toward a sustainable future. We proudly serve The Finger Lakes region, including Syracuse, Ithaca, Rochester, Geneva, Penfield, Brockport, Hilton, Spencerport, and more!
Learn more about geothermal heating. Call Halco at 1-833-844-2622 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.
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