There are many reasons Wyckoff customers are opting for geothermal systems – from green efficiency and cost savings to product lifetime, geothermal provides home and business owners alike the opportunity to invest in a long-term heating and cooling solution. But before you make a decision on whether geothermal is the right investment for your lifestyle, let’s consider the
reasons we’ve seen a movement towards this revolutionary technology.
Why geothermal works: Because the Earth absorbs energy from the sun, it is able to maintain a constant temperature below its surface year-round. Unlike air temperature, which varies greatly in Central Iowa, the ground is able to sustain a relatively moderate temperature. Geothermal systems take advantage of this consistency utilizing an underground piping system referred to as a loop. Water circulates through the piping system to exchange heat between your home, the ground source heat pump and the Earth.
Geothermal systems utilize and transfer heat from the ground to your home in the winter, and from your home to the Earth in the summer. In simple terms, geothermal takes advantage of the Earth’s moderate temperature to transfer heat when you do or don’t want it in your home.
Decrease energy bills: Current statistics show geothermal heating and cooling systems can save the average household or business up to 80 percent on electric bills annually. But how?
Compared to traditional HVAC systems which work to extract heat from cold air in the winter and force heat from your home into already hot, humid air in the summer, geothermal systems are significantly more energy efficient. With access to an abundant supply of heat below ground and the ability to push air to a cool, underground location, geothermal systems don’t have to conquer the same feats as traditional systems, which allows them to achieve up to 600 percent efficiencies.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the typical family spends $2,000 a year on electric bills, and heating, cooling and water costs account for nearly 70 percent of the total. This means geothermal systems could lead to the most significant savings you can achieve in home ownership.
A range of products: Wyckoff Heating & Cooling offers a variety of Energy Star® and ClimateMaster products to help you take advantage of the latest in technology whether you’re planning a new construction project or retrofit. With options for indoor and outdoor radiant floor heating, heating pools and more, at Wyckoff, our professionals will help you achieve maximum comfort in your home.
ClimateMaster Trilogy Packaged Systems incorporate three precision components (variable speed compressor, fan and water pump), the iGate®Smart Water Tank, and the iGate Connect web enabled thermostat, while ClimateMaster Tranquility® Digital Packaged Systems incorporate iGate, vFlow® and variable speed indoor fans. If you are looking for a great option for limited installation space, the ClimateMaster Tranquility Split Systems are available and also incorporate the latest geothermal technology, including iGate and vFlow.
Each of these systems has been designated as one of the Most Efficient Energy Star certified products in 2015 for exceeding stringent efficiency requirements and works to pair the highest efficiency and lowest operating cost.
Last but certainly not least, the ClimateMaster Tranquility Water-To-Water Systems are ideal for hydronic heating and hot water generation. Examples include space, pool and radiant floor heating, as well as snow and ice melt.
Take advantage of tax credits: In order to reduce and offset the initial cost of purchasing and installing renewable energy sources such as geothermal heating and cooling, local and federal tax credits are available for both home and business owners. In fact, homeowners can take advantage of up to a 30 percent federal tax credit following installation.
Contact the professionals at Wyckoff Heating & Cooling by phone at (515) 287-6000 to see what local and national credits you are eligible to receive.
For more information on whether geothermal is the right fit for your lifestyle or business, download Wyckoff’s free geothermal eBook by clicking on the following link: https://wyckoffcomfort.com/ebook/.