Heating & Cooling Options
Just a few feet below the surface, the temperature of the earth remains constant. A geothermal cooling and heating system uses this free energy to provide total comfort, 365 days a year. Using just a small electric blower to circulate the energy throughout the home, the geothermal system keeps the home cool in the summer and warm in the winter. No other system available today can match geothermal efficiency. Customers can save up to 30 percent on air conditioning, 60 percent on heating and as much as 50 percent on present water heating bills. And, there are no pilot lights or hazardous fumes, so you'll feel safe and secure.
It's no surprise that customers are making the switch to geothermal in record numbers. For more information contact us today and we can provide you with a list of qualified installers.
For any new installation of a geothermal unit in Northeastern’s service territory, we will rebate the homeowner $500 or $100 per ton of equipment size up to $1000, whichever is greater. The rebate is payable over 10 months beginning as soon as the installation is complete.
Geothermal customers may also qualify for a property tax credit each year. A special tax form must be obtained from the resident's county auditor's office and filed each year.
Currently, installations of geothermal systems are eligible for a 30% federal tax credit through 2019 and 26% of total system cost in 2020. This tax credit is valid thru Dec. 31, 2016. Please visit energystar.gov for more information.
Are you looking for a comfortable and economical way to heat and cool your home? We've got a solution - the add-on heat pump! Regardless of whether you currently have an oil, gas, propane or electric furnace, an add-on heat pump will save you money each month.
How it works:
An add-on heat pump can save you money because it delivers more than three times the energy it uses. In winter, the add-on heat pump delivers more than three units of heat for every one unit of electricity it uses.
Adding an efficient heat pump to your existing furnace will make your fuel dollars go further. Your furnace works best when outside temperatures require it to be in near constant operation (usually below 30º F). During more moderate weather, the add-on heat pump reaches peak efficiency (usually above 30º F). At this temperature, the heat pump will automatically take over. With both units installed in your home, you will have a flexible, more efficient system.
Another appealing feature of an add-on heat pump is that it becomes a high-efficiency central air conditioning unit. In the summer, it automatically provides you with cool, dehumidified air all season long. If you are thinking of adding central air conditioning to your home, consider adding a heat pump instead!
The add-on heat pump is easy to install. It can be added to most existing forced-air furnaces. The outside unit is located next to an exterior wall. The inside unit mounts onto your present furnace. With few modifications, the unit blows the warm or cool air through your existing ductwork. You do not have to remove your old furnace to reap the benefits of an add-on heat pump.
You will receive a $250 credit on your electric bill ($25 each month for ten months) when you install an add-on heat pump. Just have your installer contact Northeastern REMC and we will initiate your rebate.
For information on heating and cooling options or rebates contact Jeanne Hasty, Energy Advisor, at (260) 625-3700 or (260) 244-6111 ext. 403.