What are the main services that your company offers?
We are a full-service heating and air company offering preventative maintenance, service and new installations of both conventional systems as well as geothermal systems. We also offer plumbing service and spray foam insulation. My great grandfather started plumbing in 1955 and we have evolved since then to Rood Heating and Cooling, Inc. We incorporated in 1977.
What is geothermal?
A geothermal heat pump is the greenest, most efficient and most cost-effective heating and cooling system available today. A geothermal system uses the earth’s renewable energy instead of fossil fuels to heat and cool your home.
Why should I go geothermal?
Geothermal systems are the most efficient systems on the market and have a lifespan that is typically double that of a conventional system. Geothermal systems are the most cost-effective, comfortable and environmentally friendly systems on the market. A geothermal system can make a large portion of your domestic hot water for free; the system will make free hot water any time it is running, heating or cooling.
What sort of up-front costs am I looking at?
Geothermal up-front costs are more than a high SEER conventional system because the earth loop has to be installed. The loop can be drilled vertically, trenched horizontally or installed in a lake/pond. The geothermal loop piping typically has a pipe manufacturer’s warranty of 50 years, so this is a one-time expense.
In general, how long will it take my savings to “pay back” the initial fees?
Typically, you are looking for the payback between a high SEER system and a geothermal system. In most cases, you need a new system because you may be building a new house or you have a system requiring replacement. According to WaterFurnace International, the payback period between the two is estimated at around three to eight years. (Each home is constructed differently and can require more or less energy to heat and cool).
Are there any tax incentives for making the switch?
Yes, there is a 26 percent tax credit for 2021 and 2022 and a 22 percent tax credit for 2023.
Does the size of my house matter?
The size of the house does not matter. We have geothermal systems installed in 800-square-foot apartment buildings and 8,000-square-foot houses. We even have geothermal systems in the USS Razorback submarine located on the Arkansas River in Little Rock.
What is the environmental impact of geothermal?
The environmental impact of a geothermal system is huge. In fact, a geothermal system is estimated to be equal to planting more than 700 trees. Geothermal systems are linked to reducing threats like global warming, as geothermal systems reduce the use of fossil fuels.
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