Category Geothermal


The History of Geothermal Energy

Geothermal energy didn’t need to be invented – it is a natural part of our earth. However, while this source of energy has always been around, it wasn’t until relatively recently that humans were able to harness the power of this energy source for useful purposes. Specifically, it was in 1904 was the first breakthrough …


Facts About Geothermal Energy

You may have heard the term ‘geothermal energy’ before, even if you didn’t know exactly what it was all about. With forms of renewable energy becoming more and more popular, it is only natural that geothermal energy will move toward the front of the pack. Since this method is literally using the earth’s own heat …


10 False Claims About Geothermal Energy

There is a lot to like about geothermal heating and cooling systems. Since ground temperatures remain relatively constant throughout the year (regardless of the surface air temperature), geothermal systems can go into the ground to retrieve energy before bringing it back up into a building. There might not be a system of heating and cooling …


WaterFurnace Geothermal Installation in Hagerstown, MD

Recently, Holtzople completed a high efficiency WaterFurnace geothermal installation in Hagerstown, Maryland. First below is a photo of the custom air duct work, followed by a picture of the zone dampers. The EWC zone dampers on every line will help achieve a perfect comfort everywhere in the house!     No matter if you live …


Qualify For Energy Credits When You Buy ClimateMaster

Customers of Holtzople who purchase ClimateMaster systems qualify for a recently implemented federal tax credit. This residential tax credit allows homeowners in Maryland and Pennsylvania to deduct 30% of the total geothermal heating and cooling system installed cost from their tax liability or tax due. The Residential Energy Efficient Property Tax Credits program is part …


How Does Geothermal Heating & Cooling Work?

In the final months of each year, customers are thinking of ways to maximize their taxes for the following April 15 deadline. A popular choice is our ClimateMaster geothermal heating & cooling system. While the installation is out of the ordinary as far as home heating and cooling installations go, we found this to be …