The 30 percent federal tax credit for residential geothermal heating and cooling installations (as well as solar and wind) is set to expire at the end of 2016. This is an irrefutable fact, but everything else surrounding the tax credit remains in a state that is best described as limbo.
Program aims to increase geothermal heating and cooling adoption in new construction
October 22, 2015
A new, national program from Carrier and Orca Energy, a leading geothermal utility provider, is designed to makes geothermal heating and cooling more accessible in new construction homes. Orca Energy will provide financing for geothermal earth loops in new residential developments with the purchase of a Carrier geothermal system.
National day of recognition for U.S. geothermal heating and cooling industry
October 20, 2015
Bosch Thermotechnology Corp., a division of Robert Bosch North America, announced that Oct. 20, 2015 is National Geothermal Day in recognition of the geothermal heating and cooling industry in the U.S. The recognition day comes as part of National Energy Month.
Company commits part of sales efforts to focus on outreach to school districts in need
October 12, 2015
Bosch Thermotechnology was recognized by President Barack Obama for its ongoing efforts to provide innovative, low-cost energy solutions across the building spectrum, and to include use of renewable technology solutions like geothermal heat pumps.
Every year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Energy Star program acknowledges products it deems “Most Efficient” in the marketplace. Here is a snapshot of Energy Star’s Most Efficient Geothermal Heat Pumps of 2015.
Manufacturers introduce a variety of residential heating equipment in time for fall
September 14, 2015
Every year, The NEWS introduces the latest heating equipment that is available for the upcoming winter season. The intent is to help contractors prepare for this busy period by doing the research that will help them to distinguish between brands.
The website is tuned to draw maximum traffic from Internet users
August 31, 2015
The Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) announced that its website has been completely redesigned, with easier and more intuitive access to content that offers basic information about geothermal heating and cooling for consumers, plus technical and policy information for industry professionals and decision makers.
Available on 2- to 6-ton horizontal and vertical Versatec Base, Versatec Ultra Envision2 Compact, and 7- to 25-ton horizontal and vertical Envision XL products, this new option allows the use of a building’s interior loop water to provide “free” cooling.
The 400 geothermal homes range in size from 1,050 to 1,400 square feet
August 10, 2015
The home, located in the organization’s Faith Landing development in southwest Oklahoma City, represents an ongoing collaborative commitment between ClimateMaster and Habitat for Humanity to construct all homes in the region with geothermal heating and cooling systems.