Installing an energy efficient furnace and air conditioning unit is a good way to lower your energy bills while helping the environment. But if you’re looking for an HVAC system that blows all others out of the water, then look no further. Geothermal Heat Pumps are the most energy efficient heating and cooling systems on the market . With nearly 2 decades of experience in the Geothermal industry, unmatched technical knowledge and a strong commitment to our 3 Point Promise; Rabe Hardware has become Iowa’s #1 in Geothermal.
Between the energy savings and the energy tax credit, there has never been a better time to purchase and install a new geothermal heat pump in your home. Geothermal tax credits up to 36% plus utility rebates have made it the perfect time to start saving! Rabe Hardware also offers special financing. If you live in East Central Iowa and are ready to invest in a new geothermal heat pump, contact Rabe Hardware today!
How Geothermal Works
A geothermal heat pump uses the thermal energy of the ground or groundwater to provide residential or commercial space conditioning and/or domestic water heating. During the winter, fluid is circulated through pipes in the ground, draws heat stored in the earth and carries it into the building. In the summer, the system reverses, takes heat from the building and deposits it to the cooler ground.
- Clean energy savings up to 70%
- Quiet operation
- No outdoor equipment
- Little to no environmental impact
- Clean and safe
- Long lifespan
- Increased property value
There are four basic types of geothermal heat pump systems. Three of these types – horizontal, vertical and pond/lake – are closed-loop systems. Closed-loop systems use a continuous loop of polyethylene pipe as a heat exchanger. Horizontal and vertical systems are installed in the ground while a pond/lake system is installed in a body of water. The fourth type of geothermal system is open-loop and uses groundwater from a conventional well as a heat source in winter and a heat sink in summer. There is no significant difference in operating cost and efficiency between open- and closed-loop systems.