Homeowners looking to "go green" and save money on energy costs won't have to look very far to find one of the nation's top geothermal installers.

Locally owned Shafer Heating and Cooling has established itself as a leader in the geothermal industry, having earned the Gold Club award during the 19th annual Enertech Global Dealer Meeting held in Piqua.

Enertech President and CEO Steve Smith presented the Hillsboro dealer with the prestigious award for demonstrating excellence in sales, installation and customer service.

"We have some of the best dealers in the industry," said Smith. "They're committed to providing the ultimate comfort experience for the homeowner, and hold themselves to a higher standard than most. You won't find anyone better-equipped to provide a quality geothermal system, period."



Geothermal taps into Earth's heat to provide clean and sustainable energy for heating and cooling.

Many property owners are turning to geothermal to reduce their carbon footprint while enjoying substantial savings in their heating and cooling costs.

Shafer Heating and Cooling offers the complete line of Hydron Module geothermal equipment for residential and commercial heating, cooling, and hot water systems. Hydron Module is manufactured by Enertech Global, LLC, of Greenville, Ill.

In an effort to promote renewable energy, the federal government is offering a 30-percent tax credit for qualified geothermal installations. Many states, local municipalities and utilities also offer rebates, tax incentives or low interest loans to support geothermal.

For more information on available incentives, contact Shafer Heating and Cooling at 937-466-2755 or visit the Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE) at www.disreusa.org. DSIRE is a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility and federal incentives and policies that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency.