Don’t rule out a ground-source heat pump
Yes, ground-source heat pumps are expensive to install, and you need a good-sized yard to put one in. But by using the earth’s ground temperature to warm or cool, it effectively lightens the load of your furnace as it works to heat or cool according to your thermostat settings.
The federal tax credit, now 26 percent of total costs, including labor, is a big incentive. And, Associated Electric Cooperative’s Take Control and Save program offers rebates for heat pumps. Call Cuivre River Electric Cooperative at 1-800-392-3709 for more details. Find out details on our rebate programs
Spring and summer are good times of year to take on a big project like installing a ground-source heat pump.