Geothermal Heating and Cooling Systems
Earth River Geothermal
Thanks for visiting our site. Located in Annapolis and serving Central Maryland, Earth River Geothermal is your locally-owned, full-service geothermal heating and cooling systems provider.
- Advantages of Geothermal Heating and Cooling Systems
- Geothermal Heat Pumps vs High Efficiency Gas Furnaces
If you have been thinking about how a geothermal HVAC system would work for you, whether your personal priority is saving money, creating a more comfortable home or saving energy, Geothermal is the way to go! In fact, there has never been a better time to use a geothermal heating and cooling system to more efficiently heat and cool your home or business. Historic federal, state and local geothermal incentives are in place that can significantly offset the cost of installing a geothermal heating and cooling system. Ground source geothermal heating and air conditioning systems are “the most energy-efficient, environmentally clean and cost-effective space-conditioning system available”
– Environmental Protection Agency
he economic benefit of harnessing geothermal energy is clear. A ground source geothermal heat pump is the most energy efficient heating and cooling technology available and it can cut your energy bills in half. Learn more about geothermal heating and cooling costs versus conventional HVAC systems.
Under current federal law there is a 30% federal geothermal tax credit for residential geothermal installations with no upper limit. The State of Maryland provides Maryland geothermal heat pump grants of up to $3,000 for residential geothermal heat pumps and up to $7,000 for commercial geothermal systems. What’s more, there are new local incentives such as Anne Arundel County’s geothermal property tax credit of up to $2,500. When these geothermal energy tax credits and grants are coupled with the most energy efficient heating and cooling system on the market, your renewable energy investment can pay dividends with a payback period of as little as 5 years, depending on the type of HVAC system being replaced.
The combined price of a geothermal heat pump and geothermal installation rivals that of conventional heating and cooling systems. Read “Geothermal Heat Pump Cost Comparison” to see how geothermal systems fare when compared to conventional electric resistance heat pumps, air source heat pumps, natural gas, propane and fuel oil heating and air conditioning systems:
“If geothermal heat pumps were installed nationwide, they could save several billion dollars annually in energy costs and substantially reduce pollution.”
– U.S. Government Accountability Office
“Geothermal heating and air conditioning systems are the most energy-efficient, environmentally clean, and cost-effective space-conditioning system available.”
– Environmental Protection Agency
Low Operating Costs
“Geothermal heat pumps can reduce energy consumption—and corresponding emissions—by as much as 44 percent compared with air source heat pumps and by as much as 72 percent compared with electric resistance heating (and oil and propane furnaces) and standard air-conditioning equipment.”
– Environmental Protection Agency
Don’t forget to request a risk-free estimate today from Earth River Geothermal. We will provide you with a complementary geothermal heating and cooling system installation estimate as well as a comprehensive geothermal cost savings analysis.
Read this great article about Geothermal Heating and Cooling in Maryland. It also chronicles Earth River Geothermal’s installation of the Martin family’s geothermal HVAC system in Annapolis, Maryland.
Why should I choose a geothermal heat pump system in Maryland?
- The subterranean geothermal temperature in Maryland is a steady 57° Fahrenheit, 365 days per year. This baseline temperature is ideal for both geothermal heating and geothermal cooling.
- Geothermal pumps return up to $5 worth of heat for every $1 spent on electricity.
Why should I make the switch to geothermal sooner than later?
- Energy prices are rising and heating and cooling costs account for up to two-thirds of a household’s energy bill; geothermal systems can help cut your energy bill in half.
- Generous federal, state and local geothermal tax credits and grants enacted under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 are set to expire in 2016.
Geothermal Heat Pump Lifespan
Geothermal systems can have a payback period of as little as 5 years. On average, modern geothermal heating and cooling systems have a lifespan of 24 years. Furthermore, geothermal ground loop piping is warranted by the manufacturer for 50 years and is essentially an energy legacy for the property. The efficiency of the equipment installed by Earth River Geothermal is certified under the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy’s Energy Star® program. With a long system life and less maintenance, overall life cycle costs are much lower with geothermal systems.
Geothermal System Benefits
Lower Operating Cost – Seventy-five percent of the energy produced by geothermal systems comes from the ground beneath your property, which has a stable temperature of 57° Fahrenheit. Taking full advantage of this clean energy source makes sense. The cost of a geothermal heating and cooling system is generally recovered in energy savings within a few years. Enhanced Comfort – Geothermal Systems deliver consistent temperatures that are much warmer in the winter than conventional air-source heat pumps. When cooling, a geothermal unit delivers cool, dehumidified air. Quiet – Unlike ordinary air conditioners and heat pumps, there is no noisy outdoor unit. Geothermal heat pumps are designed for quiet operation similar to your refrigerator.
Contact Earth River Geothermal Today!
Earth River Geothermal has been serving communities throughout Central Maryland since 2007 by designing and installing geothermal HVAC systems. We are your locally-owned, full-service, and accredited geothermal heating & air conditioning contractor. We are committed to helping Maryland families and businesses maximize their energy savings by installing the most energy-efficient geothermal heating and cooling systems. We are grateful for our customers’ feedback. Please read our Maryland Geothermal Heat Pump Reviews page to see what our Maryland customers have to say about their experience working with Earth River Geothermal. Receive a risk-free and complementary geothermal heat pump installation estimate along with a comprehensive energy savings analysis today. We welcome you to join our growing list of satisfied customers who are already saving on their utility bills.