Published By: Joe Parsons
Oklahoma is one of the largest manufacturers in the geothermal energy industry. In fact, it has been a hotspot for geothermal heating and cooling for decades. Even though this technology may be new to some people, it’s a sustainability solution proven to be highly effective in this midwestern state. From its earliest days at the Oklahoma State University, geothermal heating and cooling have been a formidable option for many years.
With much of geothermal heating and cooling’s research and development roots in the state, Oklahoma also has perfect drilling conditions for installers. Port Silt Loam (The official soil of Oklahoma) has a broad range of texture and structure - making it a versatile soil type and enabling many homeowners throughout the state to choose a geothermal system to heat and cool their home.
By using the constant temperature below the earth's surface, a geothermal system doesn't need to work as hard heating and cooling your home as traditional HVAC. It runs more efficiently, so it costs you less money. Up to 70% energy savings over existing heating and cooling systems are often recorded.
Although installation costs can be a bigger investment than your traditional HVAC system, geothermal systems pay themselves back over time in energy savings. Depending on factors such as climate, soil conditions, system features, and available financing and incentives, you may recoup your initial investment in two to ten years through lower utility bills.
In Oklahoma, it may also be possible to include the purchase of a geothermal heating and cooling system in an "energy-efficient mortgage" that would cover this and other energy-saving improvements to the home. Banks and mortgage companies can provide more information on these loans.
When expertly installed, these units are built to last, and have extremely long lifespans. According to energy.gov, expect to get around 25 years out of indoor components (i.e. the heat pump) and 50-plus years for ground loops.
But if you expect your unit to live out its full potential, don’t select someone who simply dabbles in geothermal.
Oklahoma company, Air Products Supply, has a full line of top-quality HVAC products and unsurpassed customer service in the industry to a loyal following of the state’s best contractors. In 2008, ClimateMaster™, the world’s largest and most progressive manufacturer of geothermal heat pump systems, selected Air Products Supply in Oklahoma City to be their sales representative for Central & Western Oklahoma. And now, with decades of experience, Air Product Supply is expanding their services into multiple regions of Texas.
Trusting the right people to install your geothermal unit is essential and finding companies with experts in the industry give Oklahomans a leg up.
Air Products Supply is eager to help you select the best Geothermal installer in the region.
If you’re planning your home project in Oklahoma now, the benefits of installing a heat pump and ground loop system have never been higher. Geothermal systems are the most efficient heating and cooling units available, the United States federal government has enacted a 26% federal geothermal tax credit with no upper limit. In a massive environmentally-focused year-end bill, congress announced on December 21, 2020, that they will extend its federal tax credit for residential ground source heat pumps installed before the end of December of 2022.
For an in-depth explanation and checklist, energy.gov provides a great resource for consumers considering switching to geothermal.
Thousands of Oklahomans confidently trust geothermal heating and cooling solutions for long-term sustainability goals, and the experts who lead the way are right in their own back yard.
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