Archive for 2010

Geothermal Myth #2: My Geothermal Unit Will Need a Backup

Geothermal Myth #2: My Geothermal Unit Will Need a Backup

This myth is completely reliant upon appropriate sizing of your geothermal unit. Sizing is one of the most important factors when installing a geothermal unit which is why it is essential to use a qualified geothermal contractor. An undersized system will not only require a backup unit but it will rely heavily on the backup unit during extreme temperatures. Constant use of a backup unit will end up costing you even more than traditional heating and cooling solutions. If you have a correctly s ...

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Geothermal Myth #1: Geothermal Heat Pumps Don't Work In Extreme Cold

Geothermal Myth #1: Geothermal Heat Pumps Don’t Work In Extreme Cold

With all of the information available on the web, we wanted to take the time to dispel a few of the myths surrounding geothermal heat pumps in a three part series. Today, Geothermal Myth #1: They Don't Work in the Extreme Cold. The myth that geothermal heat pumps do not work in cases of extreme cold is often derived from the fact that standard air source heat pumps do perform poorly in below freezing temperatures. A ground source heat pump is NOT an air-to-air heat pump. A number of homeow ...

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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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