Save year-round with a Ground Source Heat Pump.

A ground source heat pump (GSHP) unit is the most efficient heating system available, at 300 percent efficiency, and is ideal for today’s energy-efficient homes. A ground source heat pump system, which transfers heat to or from the ground, provides 100 percent of your home’s heating and cooling requirements.

How Does a GSHP and Cooling System Work?

  • A water and antifreeze solution is circulated through a series of plastic pipes, called ground loops, that are buried four to six feet beneath the ground.
  • The ground loops provide a renewable and reliable source of energy, as underground temperatures remain stable.
  • Heat pumps use a typical refrigeration system to extract heat from the ground loops by changing the temperature, then circulating heat through standard ductwork. The system simply reverses during the summer to provide air conditioning.

Why Install a GSHP and Cooling System?

While the initial costs of purchase and installation are high, a ground source heat pump system is less expensive to operate than a conventional air conditioning system. The system saves $200-$400 each year over natural gas (based on 70¢ per therm)* and $700-$1,000 each year over LP (based on $1.40 per therm).*

*Information from the Department of Public Service.

GSHP Rebate Qualifications

  • Save $400 per ton for qualifying residential GSHPs.
  • Limit one rebate per member account.
  • Applications must be submitted by December 31, 2019.

Download and complete the Connexus Energy GSHP Rebate form. Connexus Energy also offers rebates for qualifying Ground Source Heat Pumps with ECM motors.

Financing Alternative

As an alternative to the rebate offered through Connexus Energy, GSHPs may qualify for financing as low as 0% through the Center for Energy & Environment (CEE). Connexus Energy does not represent CEE or participate in the loan process.