IGSHPA is one of the leading organizations advancing Ground Source Heat Pump (geothermal) technologies. Among their main initiatives are advancing the technologies used in geothermal designs, educating consumers on the benefits of ground source heat pumps and educating contractors through training and certification programs. It’s important contractors have the knowledge and experience to design and install these complex systems properly.
The next step after getting IGSHPA certified is to participate in other programs like NYSERDA’s GSHP Program. Further educating consumers and offering additional rebates to promote the growth of these energy efficient technologies is the main goal of their work. With the current 30% federal tax credit and the rebates and incentives available from the utility companies and NYSERDA, it doesn’t cost that much more to have an extremely energy efficient system over a traditional heating system. And it does your cooling too.
Geothermal systems use the constant ground temperature to exchange heat with the refrigerant that runs through your building’s heating and coolings system. Since the temperature underground is a more consistent temperature we can utilize it in the summer and winter to make the most energy efficient heating and cooling system readily available in the market today. Your energy usage is significantly reduced saving you money on your utilities, reducing your greenhouse gas emissions and your reliance on fossil fuels. It’s good for your wallet and the environment.