Archive for 2010

Climate Changes Causing More People to Consider Geothermal

Climate Changes Causing More People to Consider Geothermal

The summers seem to just keep getting hotter, don't they? With the climate changes that have occurred over the past 10 years, those cooler 75 degree summer days in the northeast seem to be few and far between.  Just this summer we suffered through a brutal heat wave with temperatures breaking 100 degrees in many of the eastern states.  With temperatures constantly hovering around 90 degrees and humidity clogging up the air, air conditioning and cooling units are forced to work overtime just to ...

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Old Dominion University Outfits New Presidential Home with Geothermal

Old Dominion University Outfits New Presidential Home with Geothermal

The President of Old Dominion University is upgrading to some more presidential-like digs with his new 5,600 square-foot home. While the new home obviously flaunts a new aesthetic upgrade, it also features an energy efficient and eco-friendly construction including a geothermal heating and cooling system. ODU President John Broderick and his family moved into the 2.2 million dollar home last week and have been enjoying the benefits of their geothermal cooling system during this hot summer ...

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Geothermal Heat Pumps: The Cold Hard Facts

Geothermal Heat Pumps: The Cold Hard Facts

Here at Geothermal Genius we spend a lot of time telling our readers about all of the potential savings they could see by installing a geothermal heat pump as well the impact they could have on the environment, but now we want to show you the cold hard facts. Popularity There are over 1 million residential geothermal heat pumps currently installed in the United States Over 60,000 geothermal heat pumps are installed in the United States each year Over 400,000 geothermal heat pumps are ...

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Arbor Acres Community Joins the Geothermal Movement

Arbor Acres Community Joins the Geothermal Movement

The trend of installing ground source heat pumps as opposed to traditional heat pumps in larger housing and building developments continues in Winston-Salem, North Carolina at an assisted living and retirement community. The Arbor Acres retirement community has begun construction on two new buildings which will both feature geothermal heat pump systems. The GeoExchange system, installed by Landmark Builders, will involve digging 132 wells on the 2-acre site. Each well will be 400-ft deep ...

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Geothermal or Solar: Why not Both?

Geothermal or Solar: Why not Both?

So you want to go green and save money on utilities while doing it, but what is the best alternative energy solution for you. A housing community in Colchester, Conn. has decided to install both solar panels and geothermal heat pump systems to almost eliminate utility bills entirely. The White Oaks Farm community features 134 lots and each newly constructed home will feature both a geothermal heat pump system and solar panels. The geothermal systems will eliminate the need for a traditional f ...

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