Choose a geothermal heat pump

Why? Geothermal heat pumps, also called ground-source heat pumps, use 45% less energy than standard options. If your current air-source heat pump needs to be replaced—typically when it is more than 12 years old—think about choosing a geothermal heat pump.
How it works:
  • A standard heat pump exchanges heat with the outdoor air and brings it inside.
  • A geothermal heat pump exchanges heat with the ground, where temperatures are more constant throughout the year.
  • Electricity is only used to transfer heat, not to create it, meaning the unit is more efficient than other heating methods.

What to look for:

    • The ENERGY STAR® label.
    • The right size for your home.
    • A reputable contractor to install your system.

    Added benefits: Geothermal heat pumps tend to be quieter than conventional systems.

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Save up to $455 per year

Tax Incentives: If your new geothermal heat pump meets certain efficiency requirements, you could be eligible for a federal tax credit equal to 30% of the system's price. Credit is offered through the 2021 tax year. Visit the www.energystar.gov for more information.