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What Are Tax Credits Anyways?

What Are Tax Credits Anyways?

What’s so exciting about tax credits?

How are they different from tax deductions?

Tax Credits are awesome!  I mean, who doesn’t like getting a good deal or the opportunity to take advantage of free money?  Essentially, that’s what tax credits are – free money – money that is subtracted from the amount you owe in taxes.  Take for example, the current 30% Federal Tax Credit on the installation of a qualifying GHP (Geothermal Heat Pump) system.  ...

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5 Tips to Go Green and Save Green this Earth Day

5 Tips to Go Green and Save Green this Earth Day

Earth Day has been celebrated on April 22nd for the last 45 years to provide awareness on climate change, sustainability and energy efficiency.  It’s about a movement to consciously take action on a daily basis to reduce our negative effects on our environment.  Consider the impact you could have on our planet by integrating “green living” into your daily life, starting in your home.

To celebrate Earth Day, here are 5 home improvement ideas that will help you “go green” ...

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Water-to-Water Heat Pumps

Water-to-water heat pumps, heat and cool water for hydronic radiant applications like: radiant floor heating, domestic hot water and snow/ice melt.  GeoComfort® Compass® Series Water-to-Water geothermal systems allow for constant and uniform heat distribution without hot and cold spots.

Here’s a list of features and benefits per Enertech Global’s product literature.  Enertech Global manufactures’ GeoComfort geothermal heat pumps for residential and commercial applications.

GeoComfort® Water-to-Water Features & Benefits

Satisfaction:

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Geothermal Repair or Replacement?

Choosing between a geothermal repair or replacement?  When you’re faced with this choice, it’s beneficial to first consider which major components we see failing today on the older geothermal units.  We’ve seen the most trouble with compressor failures, air coil leaks & TXV’s; worst case scenario – all at once.  While it usually makes the most sense for homeowners to upgrade when there is a failure, here at Rabe Hardware, we encourage homeowners to upgrade while they still have a chance ...

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Geothermal Cost Breakdown

So you think Geothermal is too expensive?  You love the idea of saving up to 70% on your utility bills but can’t justify the initial investment.   What many homeowner’s don’t realize is that your tax credits and utility incentives make the cost of geothermal more affordable than ever. The following geothermal cost breakdown is on an average 4-ton geothermal installation in Central Iowa.

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2013 GeoComfort Awards & Recognition

(GREENVILLE, IL – April 24, 2014) – Enertech Global, manufacturer of GeoComfort geothermal heating and cooling systems, hosted its annual Dealer Meeting April 29-30, in La Crosse, WI.   Attendees experienced a great event with access to industry information, geothermal-focused breakout sessions, and celebrated its top dealers from 2013.  Rabe Hardware was one such dealer recognized by Enertech Global for their dedication and sales achievements last year.

Rabe Hardware is located in Blairstown, IA, and received their sales ...

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Honored for Promoting GeoComfort® Geothermal Systems

Honored for Promoting GeoComfort® Geothermal Systems

(GREENVILLE, IL – June 1, 2013) – Enertech Global, manufacturer of GeoComfort geothermal heating and cooling systems, hosted its annual Dealer Meeting April  23-24, in Dubuque, Iowa. Attendees experienced a great event with access to industry information, corporate updates, and celebrated its top dealers from 2012. Rabe Hardware was one such dealer recognized by Enertech Global for their dedication and sales achievements last year.

Rabe Hardware is located in Blairstown, Iowa, and received their sales award for ...

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Farmers Get More Out of Their Fields

Farmers today have many challenges to face but here in Eastern Iowa the farmers are concerned about the cost of rising fossil fuels and consequently the higher operating cost to heat their farm residence and buildings.  What many farmers may not realize is that the solution to this challenge is geothermal technology.  In fact, the agricultural sector is an ideal candidate due to their access to sufficient amounts of land and their potential for a high return on investment.

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Geothermal Heat Pumps – 2013’s Green Product of the Year

Today, there are many so called “Green” products on the market but I venture to say that no “Green” product can make as large of an environmental impact as a Geothermal Heat Pump. The United States gets 84% of its total energy from oil, coal and natural gas – all of which are fossil fuels. We’ve depended on fossil fuels to provide electricity, power industries, heat our homes and operate our vehicles. As a result, the planet’s supply ...

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How Does Geothermal Compare?

How Does Geothermal Compare?

Geothermal heat pump systems can hold their own when compared to other traditional heating methods.  In fact, they’re an extremely competitive choice for a market forced to deal with rising energy costs and resource depletion because they are renewable and the most efficient heating and cooling system available today. Add in the fact that many ground source heat pumps can heat a home’s water for virtually no additional cost, you quickly realize that you can’t lose with a properly designed ...

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