Geothermal Systems: Great for your Budget and the Environment
The geothermal system is the most eco-friendly and budget friendly system available. Geothermal systems are green technology and are recognized by the EPA as the most energy efficient heating and cooling system available. With a geothermal system you can condition your home with peace of mind. You can eliminate the inherent dangers involved with using fossil fuels like explosion or carbon monoxide poisoning. Geothermal systems use free energy stored in the earth. Reduction in carbon footprint and reduction of utility payments allow you to have an increased peace of mind.
Crawford Electric Coop, Cuivre River Electric Coop, Three Rivers Electric Coop, Intercounty Electric Coop and most rural coops provide a rebate program for the new or replacement installation of a geothermal system of usually $750 per ton. Ameren Missouri’s rebate program is $2000 per unit.
The Federal Government is currently offering a 30% tax credit on the installation of a geothermal system. The credit, which is made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, expired in 2016, but has been reinstated for a short while. The 30% credit is good through December 31, 2019. In 2020, the phase out process will begin, and the tax credit will drop to 26%. In 2021, a 22% tax credit will be available for geothermal system installations. On December 31, 2021, the tax credit will expire altogether.
70% Discount on Energy
The geothermal system has a variety of applications. The closed loop vertical bore holes; closed loop trenches and the open loop are the most common applications. The closed loop system with its series of boreholes, works well within city/town limits as well as rural areas. The open loop system works in conjunction with your water well supply. One water well is required to support household usage and open loop geothermal usage. An inspection of the site location would determine which application is best. Many times more than one application is available to choose from.
Learn more at EnerTechGeo.com.Your loop system is the heart of geothermal technology. Regardless of the option you select, it will deliver over 300% efficient comfort and savings for many years into the future.
Schroepfer will help you select the proper loop system based on a site survey and by conducting a detailed energy analysis of your home. Installing a geothermal loop system is like getting a 70% discount on energy for the life of your home.
Complete System Installation
Schroepfer does a complete system install — the loop field for closed loop system, the water well for open loop system, and the unit installation for either system. No subcontracting is required! No need to locate a loop installer or worry about the correct pump sizing for the water well. For over 30 years, Schroepfer has taken care of the entire system — from the ground to the thermostat.
This loop is used mainly when land area is limited and also in retrofit applications of existing homes. A drilling rig is used to bore holes at a depth of 150-300 feet per ton. A U-shaped coil of high-density pipe is inserted into the borehole. The holes are then backfilled with a sealing solution.
This system can be installed if an abundant supply of high quality well water is available. A typical home will require 4-8 gallons of water per minute. A proper discharge area such as a river, drainage ditch, stream, pond, or lake must be present. Check for local restrictions before selecting a specific discharge method.