Energy Efficient Homes Orange County NY, Ulster County NY, Bergen County NJ area
Call on Kevin Gremli Construction for geothermal heating and cooling in your next home in the Orange County NY, Ulster County NY, Bergen County NJ area.
We’ve been doing geothermal, energy smart, net zero and eco-friendly homes since the 1990s. Technology is getting better and better; some of our clients pay less than $200 for an entire year of heating and cooling. Amazing, but true. And with the great Federal Tax incentives for installation of geothermal systems, this a win-win situation!
What Makes Geothermal So Perfect for New Homes?
When you’re building a new home, it’s easy to get carried away with the design and aesthetic decisions. But the most important decisions involve your long-term comfort. The heating and cooling system you choose will profoundly affect your comfort and your budget for years to come.
Geothermal is ideal for new home construction. The U.S. Department of Energy reports that this system is one of the most efficient ways to heat and cool a home, regardless of climate.
Advantages/Benefits of Geothermal Energy:
Installation of geothermal is relatively easy. Geothermal heat pumps use energy stored underground to heat and cool your home.
• Geothermal requires only heat from the earth to work. That’s a virtually limitless supply.
• Geothermal is a domestic source of energy found throughout the world.
• Geothermal is simple and reliable, not like solar or wind energy.
• Geothermal has the smallest land footprint of any other power source.
• Geothermal doesn’t require fuel to operate.
• New technology has made geothermal energy available more available and more affordable.
• New tax incentives make geothermal a smart economic choice.
More Benefits of Geothermal
Federal tax credits are available for homeowners who install qualifying geothermal systems. You can deduct 30 percent of the cost of the equipment and its installation, and the tax credit has no upward limit on the amount.
Geothermal is perfect for new home construction because homes with high energy efficiency maintain value and typically appreciate faster. Today’s buyers want efficient homes. Geothermal systems lower energy expenses significantly.
Geothermal systems use no combustion gases, lowering the risk of carbon monoxide exposure.
The underground loop field can last 50 years or more, and with proper maintenance, the indoor air handler can last 25 years. Geothermal systems don’t require an outdoor condenser, making maintenance simpler and reducing the noise outside.
Geothermal relies on underground “loop lines” to deliver heat from the ground. The excavation involved in laying the loop field contributes to the cost of geothermal. When you’re building a new home/construction, equipment operators are less likely to encounter utility lines and other obstacles that complicate and slow installation. So, when building new, geothermal is often a less expensive option.