Geothermal Heating and Cooling Systems
Geothermal Heating & Air Conditioning
Thanks for visiting our site. In Annapolis and throughout central Maryland, Earth River Geothermal is your locally-owned, full-service, geothermal heating and cooling systems provider.
If you have been thinking about how the most energy efficient heating and cooling system technology available would work for you, you've come to the right place. 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 take advantage of the earth's virtually unlimited reserves of geothermal energy in order to more efficiently heat and cool your home or business. Significant and historic federal, state and local geothermal incentives are in place that can offset a geothermal heat pump's installation price by over $10,000.
The economic benefit of harnessing geothermal energy is clear. A ground source geothermal heat pump is extremely energy efficient 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 with no upper limit. In the state of Maryland there are residential and commercial Maryland geothermal heat pump grants of up to $1,000 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.
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 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.
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.
Current monetary policy is expansionary and interest rates are extremely low. The long-run effect of the Federal Reserve's monetary policy will be higher rates of inflation which will continue to drive up fuel and commodity prices.
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 looping and pipes have a 55 year average lifespan. The Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy certify their efficiency under the federal Energy Star® program.
Geothermal Heating and Cooling Terminology
According to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, a division of the United States Department of Energy, geothermal energy represents 39% of the total United States energy resource base whereas energy from peat, hydroelectricity, natural gas, petroleum, uranium, and shale oil combined represent only 8%.
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.
From our experience, energy use with geothermal heat pump systems is typically HALF of the amount used by conventional HVAC systems. Greenhouse gas emissions are also cut. The cost of a geothermal heating and cooling system is generally recovered in energy savings within a few years.
Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Prince George's and Queen Anne's County Maryland are well-suited for geothermal heating and cooling systems. Geothermal heat pumps provide superior comfort, have a low operating cost, a low life-cycle cost, a low maintenance cost and are the most energy efficient.
Contact Earth River Geothermal Today!
Earth River Geothermal has been serving communities throughout Central Maryland since 1997 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 so grateful for our customers' feedback and we're proud to say that we have a 100% customer satisfaction rate. 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.