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Geothermal Can Benefit You Greatly

Has the thought of replacing your HVAC system(s) been on your mind lately? If so, we strongly urge you to consider the installation of a geothermal heating and cooling system in Columbia, SC. Using such a system can benefit you in a number of ways, as we’ll detail a bit further below. Before we even get into the many ways in which using such a system can benefit you, though, we’d like to talk about the financial benefit of investing in a geothermal system today. The state of South Carolina is currently offering a tax credit of 25% on new geothermal installations. Combined with the 30% federal tax credit, you are looking at a whopping 55% combined tax credit on a new geothermal installation!

So Why Choose Geothermal?

There are many reasons as to why so many homeowners choose to use geothermal systems, and it is not just due to the aforementioned tax credits. First and foremost, it is important to remember that geothermal systems allow for both heating and cooling, as they use heat pump technology in order to facilitate the heat transfer process. Unlike air-source heat pumps, though, geothermal, or ground-source heat pumps, exchange heat with the ground.

The temperature beneath the ground is far more constant than that of the air, so a geothermal heating and cooling system is capable of offering a very reliable performance, even during the coldest time of the year. Because the ground is relatively cool compared to the air during the summer season, transferring heat into it is also easier and more efficient than venting heat into the air.

Geothermal systems are also widely renowned for their long lifespans. When you invest in a geothermal system, you are truly investing in your future comfort. Contact us today to learn more about the benefits of geothermal heating and cooling.

Fulmer Heating & Cooling is happy to handle all of your geothermal service needs.


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