Prepare yourself for skyrocketing heat bills this winter. According to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), home heating bills are expected to jump more than 50% compared to last year. Due to recent supply and demand issues, prices for propane, heating oil, natural gas and other fuels are surging worldwide. When you couple this with […]
Rabe Hardware Honored by Enertech Global for Promoting GeoComfort Geothermal Systems
(GREENVILLE, IL – June 1, 2017) – Local residents don’t have to look far to find a highly qualified geothermal installer to help them reduce their carbon footprint and save money on monthly utilities. Enertech Global, manufacturer of GeoComfort geothermal heating and cooling systems, hosted its annual Dealer Meeting in May, recognizing its top dealers […]
Your Solution for Energy Savings
As the demand for energy continues to grow each year, it should be no surprise that the importance of energy consumption and efficiency has become more critical. With the cost of electricity expected to rise in the future due to federal regulations in support of climate change; energy efficiency is quickly becoming the cheapest and […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
2013 GeoComfort Awards & Recognition
(GREENVILLE, IL – April 24, 2014) – Enertech Global, a 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]