Geothermal Systems Provide Efficient, Sustainable Heating and Cooling Solutions
Geo (Earth) + Thermal (heat)
Like the name implies, geothermal heating and cooling is an energy-efficient system that leverages the consistency of the Earth’s temperature below ground to transfer energy that heats and cools your home or business.
Recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as the most energy-efficient heating and cooling system available, geothermal systems are truly green technology. Benefits include:
- Eliminating the dangers involved with using fossil fuels, like explosion or carbon monoxide poisoning
- Consistent production of conditioned air, regardless of weather conditions
- Geothermal is a renewable energy balanced by a reservoir’s natural heat exchange rate.
- Rebates and discounts make this solution less expensive than traditional heating and cooling methods
Complete System Installation
Schroepfer has been installing entire geothermal systems – from the ground to the thermostat – for more than 30 years. We can install the loop field for the closed loop system, the water well for the open loop system, and the unit installation for either system without subcontracting any steps in the process.
With Schroepfer, there’s no need to locate a loop installer or worry about the correct pump sizing for the water well. You can have peace of mind that what we start, we finish, and we don’t install systems we can’t service.
Selecting a Loop System
The geothermal system has a variety of applications— the open loop system is one of the most common. It works in conjunction with your water well supply. One water well is required to support household usage and open loop geothermal usage.
Using a site survey and detailed energy analysis of your home or business, Schroepfer will help you select the proper loop system.
The loop system is the heart of geothermal technology. Regardless of the option you select, it will deliver higher efficiency heating and cooling, along with cost savings indefinitely. Loop systems we install include:
Vertical Loop System
A vertical loop is used primarily when land area is limited and 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.
Open Loop System
An open loop 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.
70% Discount on Energy + Limited Rebates Available
Installing a geothermal loop system is like getting a 70% discount on energy for the life of your home.
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, typically of $750 per ton. Ameren Missouri’s rebate program is $2,000 per unit.
The Federal Government is currently offering a 30% tax credit on the installation of a geothermal system. The credit was originally made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. It expired in 2016, but has been extended with the pandemic relief package. The 30% credit is good through December 31, 2032.
In 2033, the phase out process will begin and the tax credit will drop to 26%. In 2034, the tax credit will drop to 22%.