In St. Louis and other cities embodying Missouri, homeowners may qualify for a tax credit with the purchase of a residential geothermal heat pump. These energy efficient heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) devices use renewable energy, sourced from the earth to cool and heat the home. Here are five common questions about geothermal heat pumps.
What determinants influence the purchase of a geothermal heat pump?
A number of determining factors influence the energy and cost efficiency of investing in a geothermal heat pump. One factor is the size of the home in relationship to the capacity of ground to excavate and install the geothermal heat pump. Also, the type of fuel, average consumption and annual costs are other considerations, which ascertain the feasibility of the geothermal heat pump.
Is it really necessary to hire a licensed general contractor in St. Louis for the installation of a geothermal heat pump?
From the size of the general heat pump water, its energy efficiency to the installation, a St. Louis heating and cooling contractor has the expertise to evaluate your home to gauge whether a geothermal heat pump affords optimum energy efficiency. This is referred to as an “energy audit.”
The energy audit also helps determine the appropriate size geothermal heat pump. Even more enticing is the fact that geothermal heat pumps are considered energy efficient installations, where St. Louis homeowners qualify for a tax rebate, valued up to 30 percent of the installation and geothermal system.
How can a homeowner qualify for a geothermal heat pump tax credit?
A heating and cooling contractor with the expertise to install a geothermal heat pump is seasoned in adhering to the guidelines of the tax credit. Due to safety, energy efficiency and federal guidelines, only a licensed heating and cooling contractor certified with the American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) possesses the qualifications to install a geothermal heat pump.
Do any geothermal heat pumps do more than cool and heat the home?
Certain model heat pumps are comprised of a dual water heating and space conditioning system. However, these combination heat pump heating, cooling and water heating systems are more conducive in climates where it is generally warm, all year round.
How to schedule an energy audit in the Greater St. Louis area?
Schedule an energy audit today, when you click “St. Louis Geothermal energy audit.”