HVAC Contractor Benefits

 

Air conditioning contractors can benefit from becoming qualified in geothermal heat pump systems. It sets them apart from others in the competitive contracting field for the following reasons:

  • They will be associated with the most environmentally acceptable HVAC system,
  • Ground source heat pumps are perceived as the most modern system, with state-of-the-art technology,
  • Contractor training programs are available, Design tools are available and are being improved and simplified,
  • Research and development has produced advancements in system performance and reductions in drilling and loop installation costs,
  • The market is being driven to increase dramatically by incentives from the U.S. Department of Energy and from many electric utilities.

State and national government programs, as well as utility-sponsored programs are taking steps to promote wide-spread customer acceptance of geothermal technology, and the consumer's first cost premium is easily offset with financing, including:

  • Leasing,
  • Energy efficient mortgages,
  • Site-based electric rates; and
  • Savings in operating and maintenance costs.