Why Homeowners & HVAC Contractors are Switching to Geothermal – with Emily Ostrander, ClimateMaster

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Ron Kamen

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Geothermal heating and cooling systems are no longer new in the market. Contractors and homeowners are recognizing that cash and tax incentives reduce both upfront investments and monthly operating costs – while creating quiet, sustainable and & more comfortable indoor air environments.

Truth be told, some geothermal systems have a price tag that at first appears to be a lot more than a conventional system. But with a 30% federal tax credit, additional local tax credits and utility rebates, that number can make a geothermal HVAC system cost only slightly more than a conventional system to install – with 70% savings in monthly heating, cooling and hot water expenses for the homeowners, and larger profit margins for HVAC contractors.

To top that, geothermal systems also benefit the environment because of the reduced emissions from fossil fuels into the air!

Truly, geothermal heating and cooling systems are the most efficient system available in the market – not only for the immediate and long run financial savings, but also for the reduced maintenance costs and hassles.

Join us today as we discuss why both homeowners’ and contractors should make the switch from traditional HVAC to geothermal systems. 

Emily Ostrander is Climate Master’s Northeastern regional sales manager. Climate Master has been in the geothermal heating and cooling industry since the 1950s, and for more than 50 years, they have been continually developing and producing the industry’s most innovative and energy efficient heating and cooling systems. Presently, they are operating a 510,000 square foot cutting-edge plant in Oklahoma City that sustains over 600 American jobs and supports more than 1,200 independent dealers.

“Geothermal heat pumps are the most efficient on the market…what that does for you is it first off eliminates your heating fuel source and instead runs on electricity. So, you might have some higher amounts of electrical costs where you didn’t before, but it offsets the cost of the fuel by far. It makes it more efficient, reduces operating costs, gives you a great system that is more consistent and comfortable – and also reduces the carbon footprint.” – Emily Ostrander

Key Takeaways: 

“Geothermal systems use the ground temperature underneath to heat and cool your home. So, how this makes it the most efficient system out there is the fact that – and let’s just say for winter, you are trying to heat your home, and we’re able to use that constant temperature of around 55 degrees to heat the home versus an air source.” – Emily Ostrander

“Geothermal systems, yes, they do require a little bit more time to install, but not as much time as everybody thinks it’s going to be.” – Emily Ostrander

“HVAC Contractors – TheTrilogy System is $48,000 because that’s what you’re invoicing to the customer. That’s not what the customer pays due to all the rebates and tax incentives, but that’s what is being invoiced. And you can make a higher profit margin on a geothermal system than traditional systems. So, what does that do? For spending an extra day on a jobsite, you could walk away with $14 to $15,000. In my mind, I think an extra ten grand in your pocket is something that every contractor would love to see for a day’s work.” – Emily Ostrander


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Topics Covered:

04:58 – Introducing this episode’s guest, Emily Ostrander

05:19 – What geothermal heating and cooling system is about and how it works

07:37 – The types of loops you can choose from depending on the type of your property

09:56 – The benefits of geothermal heating and cooling system compared to the traditional fossil fuel, oil, propane, and natural gas systems

11:55 – Why geothermal heating and cooling system is the most efficient in the market

13:40 – The things you need to do and look at if you want to be a contractor of geothermal systems

18:35 – Discussion about Climate Master’s Trilogy System

22:42 – Discussion about Climate Master’s GeoDesigner, a software that compares operating cost differences between different systems

25:34 – How and where homeowners could find drillers

27:08 – The incentives that help reduce upfront costs for the installation of geothermal systems

31:27 – The approximate out-of-pocket costs and net costs of installing Climate Master’s Trilogy System

33:23 – Why geothermal system is more cost-efficient than other heating and cooling systems in the long run

36:17 – Why you’d want to get into geothermal systems, as a contractor

39:41 – Geothermal systems benefit the homeowners, the contractors, and the environment as well

40:39 – Connect with Climate Master and Emily

Sign up for a free webclass to discover how easy it is to get ultra-efficient geothermal heating and cooling installed in your home – without the pain of emptying your savings account.

In “The Power of Earth with Comfort” From Climate Master webclass, you’ll discover the answers every homeowner needs to know, including:

• How geothermal heating and cooling can draw energy from the ground beneath our feet (for pennies)

• Why homeowners everywhere are making the switch

• The secrets to securing utility incentives and tax credits to pay for a large portion of your new geothermal system

and much more…

If you are tired of rising energy costs and want to save up to 70% on your energy bills, go to www.AWESomeEarthKind.com and register now for this FREE special event that will show you exactly how to get geothermal heating and cooling installed in your home.

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