Move over solar power – enter geothermal heating and cooling resources! Have you considered looking into some of the energy alternatives that are out there available for the comfort of your family and home? Believe it or not, there is more to alternative energy than just photovoltaic technology – in fact, using the earth’s core is a great way to conserve fuel costs while caring for our environment at the same time.
Until now, one of the biggest hurdles in getting homeowners to sign up for this fantastic energy source has been cost. While the reputation for such types of innovative heating and cooling methods is to be astronomical in price – the truth is that when you combine rebates, with government incentives and the basic savings from traditional energy resources – it all makes good financial sense.
Benefits of Converting Your Furnace & Air Conditioner to a Geothermal System
You can save up to 70% of your annual utility bills when harnessing the earth’s core energy to heat and cool your home.
Save the environment and reduce your carbon footprint as a result of using clean energy, directly accessed from the core of our earth.
Contribute to the environment in more ways than one; with geothermal energy there are no noisy outdoor units that clutter the atmosphere with unwanted noise pollution.
How Geothermal Energy Can Be Affordable Compared to Conventional Heating/Cooling Systems
Receive valuable tax credits from the government to help offset the costs of installing the geothermal systems. Credits of up to 30% significantly reduce the financial investment needed for a lifetime of clean, renewable and safe energy.
The City of Omaha provides a grant under the reEnergize Program, designed to encourage residents to engage in innovative methods of energy consumption. The savings add up to about $7,000 through this program.
Our own utility department, OPPD, will reduce the electrical rate during our coldest months plus issue a rebate of approximately $400 upon purchase of a geothermal heat pump.
Considering all the factors at hand, by instituting some of these programs and special incentives you can enjoy the many environmental and financial benefits of having geothermal energy in your home as compared to conventional heating and cooling systems.