Enviro-Tech: Geothermal Technology Advantages of Clean Energy Renewable Energy Systems
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Enviro-Tech In The News

Enviro-Tech and Geothermal: Articles

Geothermal Could Save on Fuel Costs in the Long Run
October 2005 Larchmont Gazette Article [184 kb]

Heat From the Earth to Warm Your Hearth
January 2006 New York Times Article [136 kb]

Building an eco-friendly home may cost a little more at the start, but it will save you a bundle in the long run -- and keep you a whole lot healthier.
April 2006 Hudson Valley Magazine Article [2.4mb]

Enviro-Tech and Geothermal: Video

EPA video: Geothermal Heat Pumps Reduce Energy Consumption and Emissions [1.2 mb]
Geo-exchange is the most energy-efficient, environmentally clean, and cost effective space conditioning system available, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. This EPA video explains how Geothermal heat pumps reduce energy consumption and emissions.

Enviro-Tech and You: Finding the right installer is the key to Geoexchange systems success

IGSHPA logoEnviro-Tech is an IGSHPA [International Ground Source Heat Pump Association] certified company.

Why is that important? There are important decisions to make when installing a Geoexchange system, including system size and design, and it's important to know what works best for a particular home and location. Finding the right installer is the key to Geoexchange systems success.

Why is it recommended you use IGSHPA accredited installers and designers?

  • IGSHPA pioneered installation training in the ground source heat pump industry
  • IGSHPA installation accreditation is the industry standard
  • IGSHPA has over ten years experience conducting installation and design workshops
  • IGSHPA collaborates with Association of Energy Engineers to teach the Certified GeoExchange Designer course
  • IGSHPA has accredited thousands of installers
  • You can trust that accredited installers have been taught detailed failsafe information
  • You deserve educated contractors, installers, and designers
  • IGSHPA does accredit and educate installers, but does not guarantee work performed by installers

Installation Tips for Homeowners
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Geothermal Heat Pump Consortium (GHPC) Recommendations

  • Go With A Pro. Make sure professionals who follow the procedures established by the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) install your system.
  • Check Training Credentials. Installers should be accredited by IGSHPA or be able to show equivalent training by Geoexchange manufacturers or other acknowledged authorities at recognized institutions.
  • Ask For References. Be sure to ask about other homes or communities where the contractor has installed Geoexchange systems. Ask for the names of some of their homeowner customers. Visit or call their references to check customer satisfaction firsthand.
  • Expect A Home Evaluation. A good contractor should examine your home to make the best recommendation for you. S/he should check ducts, insulation and other features for energy efficiency.
  • Ask Questions. Inquire about the contractor's experience installing Geoexchange. Question anything you would like to about the recommendations for your home. Ask if the contractor has installed a Geoexchange system in his or her own home or business.
  • Get Several Cost Estimates. Talk to two or three contractors, or more. Get a cost estimate in writing. Ask for a breakdown between labor and equipment costs. Be sure you are comparing "apples to apples." If you have any questions, ask the contractor for clarification.
  • Get A Guarantee. You wouldn't think of buying a system that wasn't backed by a warranty. Ask for a guarantee, in writing, on installation work as well.
  • Insist on a Written Contract. Be sure to include all terms, including costs and start-stop dates.

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