Have you been looking for the most energy effecient heating system for your home? Look no further,
geothermal systems are amazing. They use stored energy that is in the ground and operates like a
regular heat pump. The name is misleading because this system actually aids in cooling the home as
well. Studies show that you can save up to 72% on your heating and cooling bill versus a standard forced
air unit. This is a great alternative to the traditional forced air HVAC System.
At Shanks Heating and Cooling we are very knowlegeable when it comes to geothermal heating systems.
We provide maintenance, repair, and replace geothermal heat pumps. Call 816-258-2056 for all your
Geothermal Heating System needs.
The Lifespan of a Geothermal System is generally much longer than a traditional Forced Air HVAC
System. A Geothermal unit is usually buried in the ground and protected from the constant weather like
the damage from a snow storm, or from the beating of the wind or rain. The Geothermal Unit is
generally undisturbed and runs constantly year round to keep your home warm in the winter and cool in
the summer. It actually runs best when kept at a constant temperature
With the system buried underground, the geothermal system will be virtually untouched and left alone to
function. The underground pipe loop runs continuously year round and takes very little to maintain
usually a servicing in the fall is what is needed. There is an indoor unit that will need to be serviced by a
professional in the spring and fall .
To promote the uses of geothermal systems the federal government has created tax credits to offset the
cost to homeowners for converting their current HVAC system to a geothermal system. The tax credit
currently stands at 26 percent throughout 2021 and 2022 before decreasing to 22 percent in 2023. The
tax credit can be used for the total system cost, including installation of Geothermal heat pumps Some
local utility companies offer credits as well to offset some of the costs.
In the winter, Geothermal heating systems absorb heat that is built up and stored in the ground through
the water that circulates in the underground loop. The heat is carried to the ground-source heat pumps,
and then it is sent as warm air into your home. The system does not rely on electricity from the power
plant or gas from the gas company!