Rethink heating and cooling for your Maryland home with a geothermal system. Instead of producing the heat by burning fuel, it harvests the heat from the depths of the Earth and carries it to your house.
Because transferring heat takes less energy than producing it, you can expect big savings on your Maryland energy bill with a geothermal system in place. During Maryland’s hot and humid summer months, a geothermal system can work in reverse by removing heat from your home to cool it down. With 2013/2014 winter having a longer, colder temperatures and the new weather term “polar vortex” running well later than most previous years geothermal is a great solution in providing you with a more efficient, reliable, low maintenance option for your heating and cooling needs in Annapolis, Laurel, Bowie, College Park, Glen Burnie, Crofton, Pasadena and all of Maryland.
What Can a Geothermal System do for you?
- Heat your home in the winter and cool it in the summer
- Provide 95% of your hot water for free
- Reduce heating and cooling costs by 50% to 70%
- Peace of mind
- More Quiet operating system
How Does a Geothermal System Work?
The ground remains at a constant temperature year round about six feet below the Earth’s surface. In the winter months the ground is warmer than the surface and in the summer it is cooler. Using a series of liquid–filled pipes buried in the ground outside your home, a geothermal system gathers the heat from the Earth in winter and moves the heat away from your Maryland house in summer. The geothermal system is quiet and reliable as it uses the power of the earth’s consistent temperatures rather than relying solely on gas or electric.
Recoup Geothermal Investment in 3 to 5 years!
Of course, a geothermal system complete with pipes, compressor, heat exchanger and a geothermal unit, and the associated labor will cost significantly more than a conventional furnace and AC setup. However, a highly efficient geothermal system will save you so much in fuel bills alone that it’s possible to recoup your start–up costs in 3 to 5 years. The immediate savings of a more quiet, more efficient, and even temperature providing system cannot be overlooked right away.
What to Expect – Cleanliness, Kindness, Integrity
Our years of experience and perfecting the process means that you can expect maximum respect. We take great measures during the installation process to keep everything as clean as possible and undisturbed. Our equipment is great for the process and we work with you in timing and schedule to ensure the process is as smooth as possible. We have specialized mats to have the lowest impact on your landscaping, yard and grass. Our digging machinery has been selected because of it’s small footprint and perfect bucket size to make the installation a speedy, tidy process which is well maintained and dependable. It’s our kind attitude and attention to detail that sets us apart and makes grove HVAC the right choice for your installation process in Maryland.
Geothermal Tax Credits and Grants in Maryland
As of 10/8/2014 The state of Maryland has several grants as incentives for Geothermal. They are sectioned into one of three categories; Residential, Business and Commercial. The Maryland Energy Administration has created several webpages and PDFs which spell out what is needed to qualify and in most cases the conditions are relatively simple and we at Grove are familiar with the process to make it simple.
- Residential grant information from the state of Maryland
- Business & Commercial grant information from the state of Maryland
There are geothermal goals and incentives laid out as well as project requirements and an explanation of the grant process. We are familiar with all of these and will be glad to help you through the process in whatever way we can. The Residential clean energy program even has an Online application for the clean energy grant or you can contact them directly at 410-260-7183. Our core area of service towns of; Annapolis, Laurel, Bowie, College Park, Glen Burnie, Crofton and Pasadena are included in the State of Maryland tax credits and grants conditions.
Geothermal Federal Tax Credit
The U.S. Department of Energy extended the 30% rebate to Geothermal systems. The Energy Improvement and Extension Act of 2008 extended the solar and fuel cell benefits to the Geothermal systems. Here are a the equipment requirements and other helpful details:
Geothermal heat pumps
- There is no maximum credit for systems placed in service after 2008.
- Systems must be placed in service on or after January 1, 2008, and on or before December 31, 2016.
- The geothermal heat pump must meet federal Energy Star criteria.
- The home served by the system does not have to be the taxpayer’s principal residence.
To learn more about the residential renewable energy tax credit directly from the U.S. Department of Energy website or you can call them directly at 202-586-5000. Our core area of service towns of; Annapolis, Laurel, Bowie, College Park, Glen Burnie, Crofton and Pasadena are included in the Federal tax credit conditions.
Savings – Operating Costs & Long Term
Geothermal savings and operating costs are extremely efficient. Traditional heating and cooling systems produce the conditioned environment usually from gas or electricity. However Geo transfers that conditioned environment from the underground consistent temperatures to the desired temperatures with much less energy added / needed. Another great savings of a geothermal installed system is the peace and quiet that comes with the running. Many Maryland users are amazed at the difference in sound, savings and reliability from their older outdated, inefficient heating and cooling system.
Geothermal is a Great Investment – Durability
We have such experience and proven process in installation in Maryland that you will experience extremely low maintenance. By definition geothermal systems are underground for the most part which means that the elements and weather have little to no impact on the system. This provides a much quieter operating system, unlike older loud above ground traditional heating and cooling units condensers. When snow, rain, ice storms and UV rays of the sun impact other systems Geothermal is tucked away nicely and out of sight safe from freezing temperatures. This allows us to provide expectations of your equipment lasting typically 15 years or more. The ground loops have been rated even safer and longer lasting and typically are covered to 50 years of guarantee.
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GroveHVAC Geothermal Core Area of Service
We have a core service are of Annapolis, Laurel, Bowie, College Park, Glen Burnie, Crofton, Pasadena but expand well across Anne Arundel County and the state of Maryland. Our Geothermal experience, Equipment and Proven Process are second to none. Call us today with any questions about how we can SAVE you money.
(410) 721-5595 or (301) 464-5161