The geothermal system was installed a couple weeks ago. We went with a Climatemaster Tranquility 30 two-stage geothermal unit. This is a water-to-air system that utilizes a vertical closed loop with three 200′ wells. It cycles a brine solution through the wells to take advantage of the consistent 55 degree groundwater to maximize heating and cooling efficiency. The great thing about these systems is how quiet they are, low maintenance, and we won’t have an outside AC unit either!
As amazing as these systems are, unfortunately they are quite costly. Luckily South Central Public Power District offer customers a $1,700 rebate for installing a geothermal system like this, and we can also take advantage of the 30% tax credit from the IRS as well. All of these factors make the return on investment much shorter, and a better long-term alternative to propane or natural gas.
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