La Porte Retrofit

La Porte City, IA

Project Details

Horizontal Loop
Forced Air
2,330 sq. ft.
Project by

Project Description

When remodeling their old, 2-story farmhouse and adding on an addition, the homeowner thought it was the perfect time to replace the older air-source heat pump and air handler that was used for the home to a geothermal heating, cooling, and hot water system. Along with the cost-saving benefits of installing a geothermal heat pump, coupled with their rural electric cooperative’s (East Central Iowa) policies that allowed for low operating costs, upgrading to a Enertech geothermal system was a no-brainer. Now the homeowner has low utility bills, year-round comfort, and lower heating and cooling energy usage.

Installation Details

Additional ductwork was required throughout the remodel and addition to ensure proper distribution of heating and cooling. A 7-ton, horizontally bored loop field and an electric water-heater and desuperheater (hot water assist) tank was installed, allowing up to 40% savings on hot water and up to 70% reduction on monthly heating and cooling bills.

Equipment Installed


Estimated Annual Operating Costs:

  • Heating: $343
  • Cooling: $100
  • Hot Water: $119
Total Per Year: $562


Additional Technology Spotlights On This Project

Related Spotlights

Learn more about partnering with Enertech to experience how we provide energy-efficient products and services.