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Grant Homes now offers an energy efficient, cost-saving solution for rising heating and cooling costs. Plus you'll receive a 30% Tax Credit.

 

Grant Homes is offering a FREE Geothermal Heating and Cooling System in your new home for a limited time at their Summit Ridge Community in Lehighton Pennsylvania. These systems are an increasingly popular and cost effective choice, using the Earth’s natural, renewable thermal energy to provide you with high quality, comfortable heating and cooling throughout your home.

How does a Geothermal Heating and Cooling System work?

Approximately six feet below the Earth’s surface, the ground maintains a constant temperature between 45 and 70 degrees. A geothermal heat pump circulates a non-toxic mixture of water and antifreeze through a series of pipes, known as loops which are installed underground. In winter, the Earth’s natural heat is drawn through a heat pump and transfers it to your home. In summer, excessive indoor heat is drawn away from your home through the heat pump and transfers it back to the ground.

 

 

 

 

 

 





The most common geothermal system,
a closed loop, circulates water or a mixture of
water and non-toxic antifreeze through a
continuous loop of sealed pipes buried, vertically
or horizontally, under your property. This illustration
shows the vertical type of installation.

Why use a Geothermal Heating and Cooling System?

* Drastic reduction in your home’s heating and cooling costs
* The green choice - decreases our dependency on fossil fuels (coal, oil, propane).
* Clean, quiet, unsurpassed indoor air quality
* Ensures precise, comfortable temperature control in every room of your home
* Humidity levels are just right
* No blasts of hot or cold air
* Systems are highly dependable and require little maintenance

A Sound Investment
A Geothermal Heating and Cooling System requires only a small amount of electricity to operate, which means your energy costs are lower. These systems can save homeowners between 30-70 percent in heating costs and between 20-50 percent in cooling costs. The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission reports that Pennsylvanians can expect their utility costs to increase as much as 67% in 2010. Now more than ever, installing a Geothermal Heating and Cooling System is a wise choice.

HEATING & COOLING COST COMPARISON
 
Type of Heating/Cooling System
 
Monthly Cost
 
Annual Cost
 
Standard Electric Heat Pump System*
 
$300
 
$3,600
 
Standard Electric Heat Pump System* plus 67% rate hike
 
$502
 
$6,026
 
GEOTHERMAL Heat Pump System**
 
$90
 
$1,080

*Based on approximate 2400 square foot two story home with standard insulation requirements to meet building code standards.
**Based on approximate 2400 square foot two story home with Dow SIS insulated hardboard styrofoam sheathing (R-5.5)


As illustrated in the chart above, savings could be as high as $4,946 annually, based on the proposed PP&L rate hike. Savings could be less, if rate hike is less.

Install a Geothermal Heat Pump and receive a 30% Tax Credit
Consumers who install geothermal heat pumps qualify for a 30% Tax Credit. The tax credit includes 30% of the cost (including installation/labor costs), with no upper limit. Consumers can apply for the tax credit by filing Tax Form 5695 with their tax return. The tax credit is in effect in through 2016. The Geothermal Heat Pump must be installed in a home you own and use as a residence (no rentals, but second homes qualify) between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2016.


Let Grant Homes build your green, dream home with an economically and environmentally friendly Geothermal Heating and Cooling System. Contact Grant Homes at (570) 656-0095 to find out more about FREE Geothermal systems being installed in their beautiful homes at the Summit Ridge Community, in Lehighton, Pennsylvania.

 


 
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