Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by jeryder, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. jeryder

    jeryder New Member

    Building a new home in spring in north western ill. Can someone tell me a good contractor. And what are the cost saving of geo versa regular heat and cooling.
  2. Looby

    Looby Member Forum Leader

    What are your "regular" heating/cooling options?

    What are your local fuel prices and electric rates for the above?

    What's your electric rate, assuming a geo heat pump?

    I'm saving over $2500/year compared to oil heat and conventional A/C,
    but your mileage may vary. Also, consider the intangibles -- such as
    CLEAN heat with no combustion, no smoke, no odors, no CO detectors,
    no oil/propane tank, and relatively stable electric rates (compared to
    fossil fuels).

    If you roll the incremental cost of geothermal into a mortgage, it might
    well reduce your total monthly outlay for mortgage+utilities.

  3. Mark Custis

    Mark Custis Not soon. Industry Professional Forum Leader

    If you mean spring 2009

    You better hurry. The use of geo is not easy to add late in the construction game. I use water to water heat pumps with radiant floors and high velocity a/c.
  4. jeryder

    jeryder New Member

    Natural gas or electric, will have to wait for next bill for prices. Still would like to talk to someone in northern illinois to see how a geo works for them. We have lots of time the ground is still as hard as a rock here, will probably be mid april before we start to build.
  5. Palace GeoThermal

    Palace GeoThermal Well-Known Member Industry Professional Forum Leader

  6. Waukman

    Waukman Member

    I am in Southern Wisconsin (metro Milwaukee area) and installed a Water Furnace in 07. This is ending my second season and things are working well.

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