Archive for 2010

Making Geothermal Affordable in Missouri

Making Geothermal Affordable in Missouri

In Central Missouri 15 lucky residents who have applied for low income weatherization assistance will receive free geothermal heat pump installations. Randy Cole, Central Missouri Community Action energy conservation coordinator recently wrote a weatherization grant request for stimulus money from the US Department of Energy.  Included in the grant request was the addition of free geothermal heating and cooling systems.  The grant was approved and as a result 15 homes in central Missouri will ...

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Phillies Pitcher Madson Awarded for Geothermal Heat Pump Installation

Phillies Pitcher Madson Awarded for Geothermal Heat Pump Installation

Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Ryan Madson is the most recent superstar to make the move towards greener living by installing a geothermal heat pump system.  The pitcher and his wife Sarah are retrofitting the home they just bought in Wayne with an energy efficient geothermal heating and cooling system. Along with the geothermal unit the couple is also re-insulating the home with a soybean-based spray foam, energy recovery ventilators, energy saving lighting, along with other green imp ...

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New Colorado IKEA Store Could Cause a Jump In Geothermal Heat Pump Installations

New Colorado IKEA Store Could Cause a Jump In Geothermal Heat Pump Installations

The Swedish home furnishing company IKEA is once again bringing innovation and creative thinking to a new level, and they’re doing it in Colorado.  The newest IKEA will be in Centennial, CO, just outside of Denver.  What sets this project apart from the over 300 other locations is the installation of a geothermal heating and cooling system. The 415,000-square-foot, two-level store will keep shoppers happy and comfortable with an effective and energy efficient geothermal heat pump system. ...

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Historic New Hampshire Theater Cuts Cost by 50% with Geothermal Heat Pump

Historic New Hampshire Theater Cuts Cost by 50% with Geothermal Heat Pump

The Verdant Pastures’ Leddy Center for the Performing Arts Theater is a perfect example of not only the feasibility, but also the benefits of retrofitting older buildings with a geothermal heat pump system.  The 20-ton geothermal system was installed by Intelligent Heat and Power of Stratham, NH and took three months to complete the installation. Steve and Andrea Kaneb bought the Theater along with the rest of the 93-acre property in 2008 with plans to restore and remodel many of the build ...

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Geothermal Example Costs

Geothermal Example Costs

We have talked a lot about the savings you will see from installing a geothermal heat pump system in your home but we have not yet mentioned exactly how much you can expect to pay in heating, cooling, and hot water bills each year. While your bills will vary depending on how warm or cool you like to keep your home, how well insulated and sealed your home is and a number of other factors, here are some numbers for a few homes with GeoExchange systems. The following numbers are for well-insulat ...

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