Archive for June, 2010

Current Geothermal Users Can Win Free Heat for an Entire Winter! - Winners Announced

Current Geothermal Users Can Win Free Heat for an Entire Winter! – Winners Announced

GeothermalGenius announced today the winner of the Free Heat Beneath Your Feet Sweepstakes. Dale and Linda Binkley of Landenberg, PA are the lucky recipients of electric bill compensation for the entire winter. The Sweepstakes gave current homeowners who utilize a GeoExchange system an incentive to share their experiences with the alternative heating and cooling technology. Homeowners who submitted a testimonial to GeothermalGenius.org were entered to win electric bill compensation for the en ...

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Greenpeace Co-founder Voices His Support for Geothermal

Greenpeace Co-founder Voices His Support for Geothermal

Patrick Moore, the co-founder of Greenpeace made a compelling case for increased use of geothermal heat pumps in Canada as the keynote speaker at a geothermal symposium in Regina, Saskatchewan on Wednesday. Canada has the highest greenhouse gas emissions per capita in the world but replacing natural gas furnaces with geothermal heat pumps could drastically reduce Canada’s carbon footprint. Canada has seen a dramatic increase in the number of geothermal heat pump installations in rece ...

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A Minnesota County Saves Big with Geothermal Heat Pumps

A Minnesota County Saves Big with Geothermal Heat Pumps

A recent article in Finance and Commerce, Minnesota's business journal discussed the green initiatives one Minnesota County is implementing to save big bucks.  Dakota County was recognized by the Sierra Club for its leadership in renewable energy programs. In a number of the environmentally friendly projects, a key resource was the use of geothermal heat pumps. In West St. Paul plans for a $7 million dollar maintenance facility will utilize ground source energy for the heating and cooling ne ...

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Hot Water with a Residential Geothermal Heat Pump

Hot Water with a Residential Geothermal Heat Pump

Geothermal heat pumps can be used for more than just heating and cooling your home.   A geothermal heat pump can be used for hot water, snow melt, ice-making, and even pool heating.  Using a geothermal heat pump for hot water heating can actually make your heat pump even more efficient! What you'll need If you plan on using your ground source heat pump for hot water you'll need to add a desuperheater.   A desuperheater captures the heat that is naturally lost by running the heat pump. ...

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Are You in the Loop? Open vs. Closed Loop Systems in Geothermal

Are You in the Loop? Open vs. Closed Loop Systems in Geothermal

All homes vary in one way or another, whether it is in size, location, insulation type, or a number of other factors.v Therefore, geothermal heating systems need to be customized in order to operate efficiently.  One decision homeowners must make is whether to install an open or closed loop system. Both types of loop fields effectively link to the geothermal heat pump, however there are some distinct differences in how they function. Closed Loop System   A closed loop system consi ...

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