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Save Thousands with Geothermal

Geothermal technology is the most efficient and eco-friendly way to heat and cool your home, using heat stored in the earth. You can save an average of $21,000 when you work with a participating contractor.

How it Works

Geothermal (also known as ground-source) heat pumps transfer heat stored in the earth into your building during the winter, and transfer it out and back into the ground during the summer to keep your space cool.

Geothermal includes three principal components:

  1. Ground Loop
    A series of connected pipes buried in the ground circulate water to absorb heat from, or relinquish heat to, the surrounding soil, depending on whether the equipment is providing heat or cooling. In other words, it uses the earth as a heat source during winter and a heat sink during summer.
  2. Heat Pump
    The mechanical system that compresses a refrigerant to efficiently move heat into or out of a building. During winter, the heat pump removes heat from the water in the ground loop and transfers it to the building. During summer, the process is reversed.
  3. Heat Distribution Subsystem
    Conventional ductwork is generally used to distribute heated or cooled air from the geothermal heat pump throughout the building.


  • Instant and long-term cost savings
  • Uses energy more effectively. Heat pumps concentrate and transfer heat rather than generating it directly, delivering one-and-a-half to three times more heat energy to a building than the electrical energy they consume.
  • Dual heat and cooling
  • Equipment with desuperheaters can also produce hot water by transferring excess heat from the pump’s compressor to the building’s hot water tank.
  • Whisper quiet
  • Lower emissions
  • Filters and dehumidifies the air
  • Easy to operate
  • No visible or exposed outdoor equipment

Save Thousands on Geothermal

Get $5,000 per 10,000 Btu/h of heating capacity off geothermal—up to 300,000 Btu/h total.

Get an additional $150 if you install a desuperheater to supplement your existing water heater, or $1,000 for a ground-source, heat-pump water heater.

If your home is in the area affected by the Westchester natural gas moratorium, you can receive up to an additional 30% off your installation, on top of our other rebates.

When combined with federal tax credits, you could save tens of thousands of dollars when you install geothermal!

To get started, find a participating contractor in the New York State Clean Heat Program. Your contractor will help find and install your heat pump, and deduct your rebate from the total project cost.

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