Archive for September, 2011
Combining Geothermal Heating and Solar Power
The renewable energy debate often focuses on comparing and contrasting green technologies like solar power and geothermal heating and cooling. Which is the more cost-effective alternative? Which is best for the environment? While solar power is clearly the more popular of the two resources, there are plenty of people (ourselves included) backing geothermal. Obviously, we believe that geo has the potential to be as widespread and well-known as solar, and that, one day, it will be.
All of that ...
Boise’s Geothermal Heating District: Comparable to Boise State Football?
From Geo Montana to Bart "Energy" Starr, the geothermal industry has some playful nominal ties to the sport of football. Ask any geothermal contractor; there's nothing like tossing around the old pigskin on a ground loop field. All jokes aside, though, comparisons have indeed been drawn between the two seemingly unrelated realms.
In 2010, Boise, Idaho Mayor Dave Bieter stressed the quality of his city's geothermal heating system by equating it to the Boise State football team. As you may kn ...
From the Comfort of a Geothermal Home
From the comfort of his geothermal home, Dan Deweese, winner of our summer "Free AC Beneath Your Feet" sweepstakes, was kind enough to share with us his family's experience with geothermal heating and cooling. Take a few minutes to read his story and see how the benefits of geothermal go beyond the environment and green living. We can promise that you'll enjoy it!
Installation: May 2010
Results: 40% reduction in Electric Usage, 75% reduction in Natural Gas Usage