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Old 12-26-2010, 09:38 AM
 
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I bought an old home built 1958 in Fairfax Station and shall replace the heating oil unit. Instead of relying on a tradition HVAC, I am considering a geothermal heat pump, advertised as far more efficient.

Many of the online reviews relate to Caifornia. Are geothermal heat pumps popular in the DC metropolitan area? Can anyone recommend contractors?
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Old 03-23-2011, 08:31 AM
 
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Exclamation Horizontal ground-source heat pump

I want to install a ground-source heat pump in my old 1958 home. Basically the home has all brick construction, and insulation is difficult without potentially damaging the walls with trapped moisture. On the other hand, I have plenty of land and can install a horizontal ground-source over open land. Because northern Virginia has both cold and hot seasons, a geothermal heat pump could save money throughout the year.

1) Has anyone had experience with ground-source heat pump in northern Virginia?

2) Does Virginia state offer tax incentives for installing green energy?

3) Where can I find trusted local contractors?
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