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Dear PoP – Geothermal Heating Systems

by Prince Of Petworth February 10, 2010 at 2:30 pm 8 Comments

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“Dear PoP,

I’m sure a lot of people are forking over a good chunk of change heating their home this winter. Me too. I was looking to replace my standard heat pump system with a geothermal system. This type of system can save you a ton on your heating costs and it can be done even on a small dc lot with a ‘vertical loop’ system. To sweeten the deal, the federal government will give you a tax credit for 30% of the cost of the system without a cap.

Here’s the catch. The first quote I got for the system and installation was over $25,000. Even with uncle sam pitching in $7,500, that’s a ton of money. I was wondering if any of your readers have any experience with these types of systems, and if so, did they have a less traumatic price tag.”

This seems like good timing to investigate. Has anyone looked into Geothermal heating systems?

Incidentally how much do you think your Feb. heating bill is gonna be?


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