THE 30% TAX CREDIT FOR GEOTHERMAL
CONTINUES FOR 2019
WaterFurnace geothermal is perfect for those who want to dramatically reduce their energy usage, save money on bills and enjoy a more even, consistent comfort in their home. Read on to learn more about this technology that’s “Smarter From the Ground Up.”
Geothermal heat pumps are not only the most comfortable way to heat and cool. they’re also the most cost effective. They’re versatile enough to excel in almost any home or environment, and you’ll find geothermal in over 1 million households across Canada and all 50 U.S. states. They can be scaled for single-family homes to entire college campuses.
Here are a few reasons why geothermal is one of the fastest growing technologies available for your home.
WaterFurnace systems are rated number one in energy efficiency because they can deliver almost five units of energy for every one unit of electrical energy used. Compare that to even the best ordinary system that delivers less than one unit of energy for every unit it consumes. That translates into an efficiency rating approaching 500%, compared to the most efficient gas furnace which rates only 98%.
Because of the extraordinary efficiency of a WaterFurnace system, most homeowners save more on monthly bills than they pay for the system when installation costs are added to the mortgage. 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.
Large, high efficiency MERV 11 filters come standard with these WaterFurnace units to provide exceptional indoor air quality and protect your family from dust and pollen. WaterFurnace units also circulate air more often, further filtering the air.
Geothermal systems are recognized by the United States Environmental Protection Agency as the most environmentally friendly, cost effective and energy efficient heating and cooling technology available. These systems also minimize the threats of acid rain, air pollution, the greenhouse effect and global warming – problems directly linked to the burning of fossil fuels. In fact, installing a single geothermal unit is the environmental equivalent of planting 750 trees or removing two cars from the road.
One compact WaterFurnace unit provides heating, central air conditioning, and supplemental domestic hot water for your entire home. Horizontal, vertical and bottom-flow configurations are available for a wide range of home applications, including newly constructed as well as existing homes. No matter what climate you live in, your WaterFurnace system will deliver.
Because natural gas, propane or oil isn’t required to operate a WaterFurnace system, there’s no combustion, flames or fumes, and no chance of carbon monoxide poisoning.
WaterFurnace systems don’t require noisy outdoor units that can disturb your peaceful surroundings or create unsightly additions to your home’s appearance. We’ve taken great steps in keeping your unit as quiet as possible.
Because geothermal units aren’t subjected to the punishing effects of outdoor weather or fuel combustion, they last longer than nearly any other heating and cooling system. According the to the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers, geothermal units have an average equipment life of more than 100 years. Ordinary air conditioners, furnaces and heat pumps are rated for only 12-18 years.
WaterFurnace units are designed to run more often to provide stable temperatures throughout the home and help eliminate hot or cold spots. To achieve even more precise control over temperatures, ask about adding the IntelliZone zoning system.
The bottom line in investing in a geothermal system is you are using the earth to heat and cool your home or business!
Choosing a professional contractor for your WaterFurnace geothermal installation is critical. Read more about what to consider here.