Recognized by Enertech for Promoting GeoComfort Geothermal Systems

May 6, 2016

Local St. Louis business, Scott-Lee Heating Company, Inc., is recognized by Enertech as one of the nation’s premier geothermal installers! (GREENVILLE, IL – April 20, 2016) – Local residents don’t have to look far to find a highly qualified geothermal installer to help them reduce their carbon footprint and save money on monthly utilities. Enertech Global, manufacturer of GeoComfort geothermal heating and cooling systems, hosted its annual Dealer Meeting April 13-18, celebrating its 20th anniversary, and recognizing its top dealers from 2015. Local St. Louis business, Scott-Lee Heating Company, Inc., is one of the nation’s premier geothermal installers, having earned the Double Diamond award during the 20th Annual Enertech Global Dealer Meeting held in Cancun, Mexico. They offer the complete line of GeoComfort geothermal equipment and accessories for residential and commercial heating, cooling and hot water comfort systems and have significant experience installing and servicing these systems. Enertech President and CEO Steve Smith presented Scott-Lee Heating Company, Inc. with the distinguished award for demonstrating excellence in sales, installation and customer service. “We believe we have the best dealers in the industry,” said Smith. “They can be counted on to provide the ultimate comfort experience for the homeowner, and to hold...

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Scott-Lee Recognized by Enertech for Outstanding Performance in 2014

June 10, 2015

(GREENVILLE, ILL. – MAY 26, 2015) – 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 Scott-Lee Heating Company has established itself as a leader in the geothermal industry, having earned the Gold Club Award during the 19th Annual Enertech Global Dealer Meeting. The meeting took place April 9 in Greenville, Ill. Enertech President and CEO Steve Smith presented the St. Louis, Mo., 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 holdthemselves 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. Scott-Lee Heating Company offers the complete line of GeoComfort geothermal equipment for residential and commercial heating, cooling and hot water systems. GeoComfort is manufactured...

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5 Things to Know About Geothermal Heating

May 15, 2015

After wind and solar energy, geothermal energy is gaining the attention of homeowners interested in green energy. The most common application for geothermal energy is in heating residential homes and commercial establishments. Listed below are five key points about geothermal heating that everyone should be aware of: 1. Geothermal Heating Is Gaining Recognition Geothermal heating technology is not just more available, but it is being used widely across the nation. A popular online resource that connects contractors and homeowners published a report stating that the requests for geothermal systems have increased by over two times in the past year. According to estimates provided by the United States Government’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Consumer Guides, there are almost 50,000 geothermal systems installed in the U.S. every year. 2. Geothermal Heating Saves Money Even though the initial investment is higher, a geothermal system pays for itself quickly in terms of reduced running costs. According to the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy consumer guide, consumers can recover the initial investment in about 5-10 years in terms of energy savings. As homeowners become more environmentally conscious, a house that has an eco-friendly HVAC system will be easier to sell and may have a better resale value in the market. 3. Geothermal Heating Is...

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Heating and Cooling Your Home Using the Earth’s Largest Resource

April 24, 2015

Your home is sitting right on top of a huge, relatively untapped source of heat. Just a few feet past the foundation is a renewable energy resource in the form of heat that is naturally abundant under the ground. This heat generated from the earth, or geothermal, can be harnessed and used as a natural way to keep your house warm in the winter and cool in the summer. What Is Geothermal Heating? Deep inside the earth, temperatures soar to over 9,000 degrees. This heat rises to the surface and is stored in between pockets of rock below the surface of the ground. Water is a great conductor of this heat as can be seen with naturally occurring hot springs and geysers and can also be used to help bring that heat up and straight into your living room. Since the heat is always being generated, this is a naturally renewable form of heat that can be harnessed and used as a home heating source. To accomplish this, an experienced HVAC company would install a geothermal heat pump for your home. Using long pipes that are buried below the frost line, a mixture of water and a thermally conductive liquid are sent...

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5 Tips to Choosing the Right Furnace

January 22, 2015

Is it time to replace the furnace? Make the right decision and invest wisely. Call Scott-Lee Heating to discuss all your heating and cooling needs! A new furnace installation for your home can be a very costly proposition. Here are few simple tips to help make the right decision. Treat a Furnace as a Long-Term Investment Most buyers make a buying decision just on the basis of price; however, this won’t take you too far. Ideally, you should look for a system that will keep you warm and comfortable for years to come. Geothermal heating systems are a great option for anyone looking to replace their furnace. Compared to other heating systems, geothermal systems offer substantial savings. Although equipment and system installation may require a higher initial investment, they offer efficiency and durability like no other system does. It also covers you against any future rises in the fuel prices. Consider the Features Now that you understand that furnaces are a long-term investment, it would pay immensely to spend a little extra money to purchase a feature-rich system that will serve you through the years. When making a purchasing decision, look for the following features: Variable operation, which means the system...

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A Geothermal System For Your Home

December 8, 2014

The term “geothermal system” is unfamiliar to some; however, the technology is quite interesting. A geothermal system requires circulation of water through pipes which run under your house to heat up the house during the winter and forces the heat and humidity of summer out into the ground. A geothermal system is actually a ground source heat pump which captures the solar energy trapped in the surface of the earth for heating and cooling. The system counterbalances itself with the change in seasons, thus providing you effective heating in winter and cooling during summer without using additional energy, except for the pumping system, and saves you quite a lot of money in energy costs. The Importance of Location A geothermal system is a good option for your new house or if you are remodeling. Before you decide to invest in a geothermal system, it is essential that a thorough study of the location and surrounding area is undertaken to check the feasibility of operation of the new technology. There are St. Louis HVAC consultants available who can carry out the feasibility study and advice you for choosing the best and most effective solution for your requirements. The most important requirement for a geothermal system is land. A geothermal system requires plenty...

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Troubleshooting Checklist for Geothermal Systems

August 6, 2014

Geothermal heating and cooling systems need regular maintenance to prevent breakdowns. Use this checklist to troubleshoot problems before calling your HVAC technician. Even though geothermal heating and cooling systems have a longer lifetime compared to a conventional central air conditioning and heating system, they can still experience problems and breakdown. Regular and scheduled preventive maintenance by an HVAC technician can avert potential issues in the system. The U.S. Department of Energy has revealed that inadequately maintained systems consume an additional 25 percent of energy compared to well-maintained systems. Geothermal System Troubleshooting Checklist Whenever geothermal heat pumps break down or do not provide adequately cool or heated air, it may be necessary to seek the assistance of a St. Louis HVAC company, who specializes in geothermal systems. However, homeowners can check on the system prior to getting assistance from an HVAC technician. This geothermal troubleshooting checklist can pinpoint typical issues affecting the system. • Season setting: Many homeowners request for technical assistance for something as simple as a wrong thermostat setting. The thermostat setting should be checked to ensure that the proper setting is selected for the particular season. • Temperature setting: The heat pump will not start if the house is already cool during summer,...

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Scott-Lee Heating Company, Inc. Honored by Enertech Global for Promoting GeoComfort® Geothermal Systems

June 24, 2014

(CARLYLE, IL – April 24, 2014 by Enertech Global) Enertech Global, manufacturer of GeoComfort geothermal heating and cooling systems, hosted its annual Dealer Meeting April 23-24, in Carlyle, IL. Attendees experienced a great event with access to industry information, geothermal-focused breakout sessions, and celebrated its top dealers from 2013. Scott-Lee Heating Company, Inc. was one such dealer recognized by Enertech Global for their dedication and sales achievements last year. Scott-Lee Heating Company, Inc. is located in St. Louis, Missouri and received their sales award for being one of the top GeoComfort dealers in a nine state territory. They offer the complete line of GeoComfort geothermal equipment and accessories for residential and commercial heating, cooling and hot water comfort systems and have significant experience installing and servicing these systems. We are extremely proud of all our award winners who are going above and beyond, providing quality geothermal systems to their customers, said Steve Smith, President of Enertech Global. They’ve made the commitment to educate themselves, learn the equipment, and install each and every unit to create the ultimate comfort experience for the homeowner. GeoComfort geothermal units are designed to harness the earth’s natural energy for heating and cooling. For years, value-conscious...

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Use This Tax Credit Before the End of the Year

November 4, 2013

Do not miss the opportunity to claim the 30% tax rebate for geothermal heating systems. Put aside for a moment how environmentally friendly they are or how they can cut up to 70% off of your utility bills. Forget for now that they are more quiet and reliable than ordinary air conditioners and heat pumps. Focus instead on the tax break being offered by the federal government if you have one installed in your home or business. The Federal Tax Credit 2014 is right around the corner. Do not miss out on your opportunity to claim the 30% tax rebate being offered to homeowners who have a geothermal heating system installed. All you need to do to qualify is have purchased and installed a system that exceeds the requirements of the energy star program after 2007. You will not be required to provide any proof of purchase, but you should retain all receipts in the event of an audit. Business owners also can benefit from a tax credit of 10% if they install a geothermal heating system on their premises. Your Return on Investment A geothermal heat pump is an expensive investment initially. There is a need to dig large...

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Heat Pumps: How to Make the Right Choice?

July 10, 2013

Scott-Lee Heating installs heat pumps for the St. Louis Metro Area. Heat pumps are great alternatives to any traditional, electrical or otherwise fueled HVAC systems. They tend to be a lot more efficient and environmental friendly, and typically last for a longer time with moderate maintenance requirements. The only thing that keeps them from conquering the world is their relatively high price and complicated installation compared to the more popular solutions. But, as the conception of environmental awareness is becoming more and more mainstream and people are willing to invest more money in home appliances if in return the machines are lasting for a longer time, it is sensible to expect that the demand for heat pumps will gradually rise and so the prices will eventually drop. They are supplied by most HVAC companies already, and have the potential to become one of the big technological stories in the upcoming decades. So, in case one is determined to move towards tomorrow today, and has made up his mind on placing a heat pump in the heart of the residential HVAC system, it will not be a problem to find a supplier and installer with the necessary experience of setting it...

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