Hello all, I am a new registered member but have been lurking and researching for some time and decided to go with the geo heat pump and here is my story. In April 2018 our home of 20 years burned to the ground from an undetermined cause according to the insurance inspectors and fire marshall. Basically they both said due to nothing of the home remaining except ashes they were unable to determine the cause. This home was equipped with Forced air propane furnace and central air conditioning. R-13 Walls and R38 ceiling and standard construction used at the time. 1550 sq ft home with full finished walkout basement, so right at 3000 square feet of finished space, in central Missouri. Electric is currently 9.9 cents kw up to 800 and 8.9 after that. Propane in the area last winter, since that was the last time i bought it, was about $1.75 per gallon. It does vary depending on time of year and of course supply and demand. My electric bill averaged $90 per month, so low in the winter and higher in the summer. I averaged 750-1000 gallons of propane used per year. We also had a pellet stove that we would run in the late afternoons and evening while we were home, so we burned about 50 bags per season.(1 ton is about $325) We kept our home at 72-74 when we were home and turned it down to 68 every morning when we went to work and every evening when we went to bed. So, approximate utilities are as follows averaged over 12 months. Electric $90 Propane $140 Pellets $25 Monthly estimate $255.00 On to today. We rebuilt a 1600 sq ft ranch with full finished walkout basement. Different floorplan but similar in size. We had all exterior wall including all the walls in the garage, all rim joist and walkout basement wall spray foamed with close cell foam. The contractor was excellent and went above and beyond to seal every gap, box, hole and anything else he could find. Attic is blown in to R49 according to the contractor and verified by me. In talking with the HVAC guy that takes care of my rentals he said I should do GEO. He did all the research and gave me bids for GEO, Air source heat pump and Forced air propane with central air. Of course the propane was the cheapest at around $11-12000. Air source was about $15-16000 and the geo was estimated at $24-25000. I went with the geothermal climatemaster tranquility 30 3 ton system with 3 vertical wells that are 250 feet deep. It also heats my water when it is running. Total cost was $24600. Everything went smooth and we moved in on Feb 1st 2019. Here is my first electric bill for my all electric home. Needless to say I am very happy.(There is a $20 per month connection fee to be hooked up to the coop) so total bill was $132.93 I will report back in a few months with more readings. Edit...I leave my thermostat on 72 all the time now.