Geothermal & Heat Pumps

Geothermal Heat Pumps

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, geothermal systems are “the most energy-efficient, environmentally clean, and cost effective space conditioning systems available today.” That's because a geothermal system taps into the earth to capture free, renewable energy. The earth absorbs about 47% of the sun's energy that reaches it, storing that energy in the ground. A geothermal system extracts that free energy for heating during winter. For cooling, the system removes heat from the home and dumps it into the cooler earth. This transfer of heat energy is done through a series of pipes buried in the ground, or sunk in a pond, or by using well water. Because a geothermal system simply moves heat instead of burning a fossil fuel to generate it, it's more energy-efficient.

To compare efficiencies of different heat pump models you can check the HSPF (Heating Seasonal Performance Factor) and SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) ratings. Using these ratings is a lot like miles per gallon for your car – the higher the number, the more efficient the product and the greater potential for savings. More information can be found on the PDF's for each heat pump.

Comfort™ Series Heat Pumps

  • Energy-Efficient Heat Pumps with up to 15.0 SEER and up to 9.0 HSPF 
  • Download the PDF 

Infinity Series Heat Pump

  • Two-Stage, Extra-Efficient Heat Pumps with up to 19.0 SEER and up to 9.5 HSPF
  • Download the PDF 

Infinity 20 Heat Pump with Greenspeed Intelligence

  • Variable-Speed, Ultra High-Efficiency Heat Pumpwith up to 20.0 SEER and up to 13.0 HSPF
  • Download the PDF 

With savings up to 60% compared to ordinary systems, it's easy to see why people choose geothermal systems to heat and cool their home.

Savings with Geothermal

Each year more people are finding out for themselves the cost-savings benefit of a geothermal system. Rebate programs and tax incentives are available for new geothermal installations that make the initial investment more attractive.

Month to month savings can be as much as 60% compared to a typical heating and cooling system. These kind of savings make a huge difference to monthly cash flow. In the case of new construction loans, choosing geothermal over traditional heating and cooling can often times result in a positive change in monthly cash flow.

Geothermal systems will pay back the difference from traditional heating and cooling systems in as little as 5 years.

Geothermal Benefits

  • Great for the environment
  • Better temperature and humidity control
  • Improved heating and cooling efficiency: 30-70%
  • Minimal replacement schedule
  • Did we mention rebates?
  • How about tax credits?

Get Started with Geothermal

If you need more convincing or need to learn more before making a decision, read a little more about how it works and then ask us your questions or give us a call: 515-257-8370.


by Russell Holmes - 6/29/2017

I had my air conditioning go out during a VERY hot day in June, 2017. I called three places (all recommended). Aspen Aire called me back right away (much appreciated) and had a technician out within 2 or 3 hours. I was amazed as it was an extremely hot day and assumed they would be really busy (and they were).

(Oh - the other two places? One never called me back and the other called me a week later with apologizes - heh!)

After installing a new fan in my condenser unit, it was determined that was not the problem. Given that the unit was 20 years old I opted to replace it as well as the 20-year old furnace. They did not try to talk me into doing that but gave me options - I decided to go with a new AC and furnace unit combination. They did tell me my AC and furnace were probably on borrowed time but, again, they did not push me to replace them.

Long story short, within a few days they had replaced the air conditioning unit and furnace with two really nice units that have long, transferable warranties.

The men were very professional, extremely clean, most polite and a pleasure to have in and around my house.

If you are need of heating and cooling services, you will never find a better company than Aspen Aire. I do not say things just to be nice. In fact I am a rather hard customer to please (truth be told!). But my experience with Aspen Aire was beyond my highest expectations.

On one hand it was unfortunate when my air went out on a 90 plus degree day. On the other hand it turned out to be a good thing since my experience with this company was so good.

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by Russell Holmes - 6/29/2017

Des Moines, Iowa


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