Geothermal Heating and Cooling
Your own backyard has the potential to be an energy source for comfortably and affordably heating and cooling your home.
A geothermal heating and cooling system takes advantage of the stable year-round temperature found a few feet beneath the ground. The system circulates a water-based solution through a buried loop system, providing high efficiency. A single piece of HVAC equipment has the ability to keep your home comfortable all year long in addition to providing some or all of your hot water needs.
Geothermal systems can save you 30 - 70% on your monthly utility bills and installation is more affordable than ever with federal tax credits and local incentive programs.
Homeowners who install ground loop or ground water geothermal heat pumps may be able to claim up to 30% of the installed cost in tax credits in the year the system is placed into service as part of the Energy Improvement and Extension Act of 2008 (H.R. 1424). A credit of 10% of the total investment is also available (no maximum) for a commercial system installation. (To qualify, the systems must meet or exceed ENERGY STAR requirements and be installed after December 31, 2007.)
Corn Belt members with geothermal systems are eligible to receive our Electric Heat Rate.
Corn Belt Energy is a proud member of the Geothermal Alliance of Illinois.