GeoExchange is the most energy-efficient, earth-friendly way to heat and cool your home. The technology relies on the year-round temperature of the earth to heat and cool homes. The systems look much like a traditional furnace except for a water-filled loop pipe that is buried in your yard, horizontally or vertically.
- Most energy efficient and environmentally friendly system available, according to the U.S. Department of Energy and Environmental
- Protection Agency
- Most comfortable heating/cooling system available with low noise, no drafts, and even temperatures
- Healthiest heating/cooling system available because constant air movement allows for thorough filtration
- Most cost-effective heating/cooling system available, with:
o Lowest operating cost
o Lowest life cycle cost (less maintenance, fewer replacements, etc.)
- Up to 70% less expensive to operate than propane furnace
- Up to 50% less expensive to operate than natural gas furnace
- Energy savings potential varies depending on
o Home size, design and construction quality
o Existing/alternative heating and cooling system
- For every unit of energy into a GeoExchange system, 3 additional free units of energy are transferred from the ground.
- Even when electricity is generated by coal, the total pollution from burning coal per unit of heat in the home is less than from a conventional furnace.
- DMEA's Loop Tariff eliminates about half the total upfront cost
- 30% uncapped federal tax credit
- Co-op cash rebates up to $1,050
- Save $1,000 - $4,000 every year vs. propane, electricity, or natural gas
. Out-of-pocket installation cost as low as $5,350
Heat and cool your home with geo - No more swamp cooler!
- New or existing home over 1,500 square feet with an acre of land
- Existing homes with crawl space and accessible attic
- Current energy bills of over $800 per year
NEW - DMEA Loop Tariff Information - Have DMEA install your Geo loop and pay only a small monthly charge!
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)-- follow this link to get up-to-date information from IGSHPA.
Here’s where to learn more about how geothermal heat pump technology works:
International Ground Source Heat Pump Association, IGSHPA, (800) 626-4747
ENERGY STAR®, 1-888-STAR-YES (1-888-782-7937)
U.S. Department of Energy Office of Geothermal Technologies, (202) 586-5340
Geo-Heat Center, Oregon Institute of Technology, (503) 885-1750