Geothermal Heat Pumps
Save More on Energy Costs with a Geothermal System
You’ve probably heard about homes and businesses converting to geothermal systems for heating and cooling. But how does it work—and why should you consider it?
Cost savings is the primary reason. The second reason is these systems are extremely energy efficient and environmentally friendly. When you replace your conventional furnace and air conditioner (AC) with a geothermal system, you stand to save up to 70 percent on annual heating costs and up to 50 percent on annual cooling costs.
These systems can pay for themselves in a matter of years. They’re reliable, durable, and practically maintenance-free. At MB Heating & Cooling, our expert team can evaluate your property and quickly determine if a geothermal system is right for your home.
Geothermal Systems in Illinois
Geothermal systems use a series of underground tubes that capture the heat from a few feet below the earth’s surface. You may not be aware of this, but the temperature a few feet below our surface always remains constant at around 50 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit, regardless of the outdoor climate.
In the winter, a treated fluid running through these tubes absorbs the heat and carries it to an indoor heat pump that extracts the warmth and circulates it throughout your entire Springfield home. In the summer, the process reverses itself and works as an air conditioner, capturing the heat from inside your home and releasing it into the ground.
Why Make the Switch?
According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), geothermal heat pumps are the “most energy-efficient, environmentally clean, and cost-effective systems” for heating and cooling residential homes and commercial buildings.
These systems are also extremely flexible: you can retrofit a geothermal heat pump to work with your existing ductwork or install one with a new construction project. You can create a horizontal loop with the tubes or a vertical one, depending on your property. Either way, you’re set to enjoy years of comfort and lower energy bills!
Your costs are mainly upfront with these systems—unlike a fuel-burning furnace, a heat pump transfers heat rather than generating it. While you will need a professional to install the underground loop and connect it to your heat pump, most lots can accommodate a geothermal system. Once in place, these loops will last for decades.
Geothermal Federal Rebates and Tax Credits
When you purchase and install a qualifying geothermal HVAC system, you are eligible to claim a federal tax credit equal to a portion of the system’s costs.
These credits make it easy to go green with your energy choices. Become a better steward of our planet by making more sustainable choices at home!
Currently, federal tax credit savings for geothermal HVAC systems are as follows:
- For systems placed in service between January 1, 2017, to December 31, 2019, 30 percent of total system costs.
- For systems placed in service during 2020, 26 percent of total system costs.
- For systems placed in service during 2021, 22 percent of total system costs.
There is no limit to the dollar amount that can be claimed. Tax credit savings decrease each year you wait, and there is no guarantee that this tax credit will be reinstated after it expires. Don’t miss your opportunity to cut 30 percent off ALL system costs—MB Heating and Cooling helps you get started today!
Homeowners who purchase and install geothermal heating and cooling systems at their Central Illinois homes may also qualify for rebates through their utility providers and other local programs. Check with your provider to learn about the additional savings that may be available when you choose geothermal heating and cooling.
Installing a Geothermal System
As you can imagine, some digging is involved in installing a geothermal system. At MB Heating and Cooling, we have the equipment and the expertise to get this job done right. When you hire us, we offer:
- Accurate, upfront pricing
- Free consultations
- Same-day friendly service
- 100 percent guarantee on our work
- 24/7 emergency repair services
We’re here to build relationships with all our clients in Central Illinois. We value the trust you place in our team and will always do things the right way to ensure you benefit from your investment.
Repairing Geothermal Systems in Central Illinois
You will rarely have an issue with your geothermal system. If there ever is a loose-fitting piece or problem with the heat pump, you can count on our expert repair team to quickly diagnose the issue and fix it.
We carry plenty of parts and tools in our trucks to handle almost any situation. We built a giant training center inside our main facility so that our technicians can break apart and reassemble heat pumps, furnaces, air conditioners, and other components. We have the skills and tools to handle any job, large or small.
If there ever is an issue with your underground piping, our professionals will inject a safe ultraviolet dye into the system that can pinpoint leaks or loose connections. In other words, no need to dig up the entire yard!
When you hire MB Heating and Cooling for a repair job, you can relax knowing you have a trusted professional working inside your home or business.
Maintaining Your Geothermal System
It’s always a good idea to have one of our professionals annually inspect your entire plumbing and electrical systems, along with your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning HVAC) equipment. Preventative maintenance plays a vital role in the service life of your equipment, ensuring it runs at optimal efficiency for years to come.
Be sure to sign up with our maintenance service agreement to offset the costs of annual inspections, tune-ups, repairs, and parts. We spend a lot of money on our homes and businesses—maintaining the infrastructure only makes sense.
Call Your Geothermal Experts Today
When the time comes to swap out your old HVAC equipment, consider a geothermal system for your home or business in Springfield, IL. Give MB Heating and Cooling a call today at 217-544-4328 or request service online to learn more about geothermal and how it can benefit you.