Archive for 2011

The GHPsRUS Project

The GHPsRUS Project

Since we started GeothermalGenius.org, we've strived to accomplish many things in the name of geothermal heating and cooling. Chiefly, our goal has been to increase public awareness of the technology and its many financial and environmental benefits. We believe that geothermal heat pumps (GHPs), if implemented in all situations where the benefits outweigh the costs, have potential to positively impact the HVAC markets in the United States and Canada. While more and more GHPs are being installed ...

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Geothermal Makes Apartments More Affordable

Geothermal Makes Apartments More Affordable

Howdy, folks! Hope you're having a fabulous weekend! Thus far (on our Geothermal Heating and Cooling blog), we've discussed how geoexchange systems can be implemented in a variety of building and structure types. We've looked at geothermal in schools, geothermal sidewalks, greenhouse geothermal, and (of course) your run-of-the-mill heat pump in a home. That's the great thing about geo - it's versatile! So where else are geothermal heat pumps being utilized? If you guessed 'geothermal apartments' ...

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Seasonal Thermal Storage & Geothermal

Seasonal Thermal Storage & Geothermal

Hey, folks! We hope you're being green for Halloween! There are tons of options, really. The Green Goblin. Any one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Or hey, why not be a geothermal heat pump - those are green, too . . . Okay, got a little carried away there - back to the real point of this post - seasonal thermal storage and geothermal heating and cooling. As you know, geothermal is perhaps the most efficient heating and cooling technology out there. You've read it here and everywhere else ...

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Geothermal Benefits Video Hits 50,000 Views!

Geothermal Benefits Video Hits 50,000 Views!

Hey, guys and gals! We're happy to announce that our video, "Benefits of Geothermal Heating and Cooling," has hit 50,000 views on YouTube! So, what does this mean? Well, it means that we're succeeding in our mission - at least to some degree. More and more homeowners are expressing interest in learning about, investing in, and installing geothermal heat pumps in their homes. However, there is no success without you - the homeowner, the contractor, the industry expert, or perhaps the casual reade ...

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Install Geothermal; Retain Aesthetics

Install Geothermal; Retain Aesthetics

Although geothermal installations are typically associated aesthetically with torn-up yards, dirty machinery, and a long, drawn-out grass-regrowing project, retaining the visual appeal of your home after the installation is completely feasible. Obviously, there's no getting around the dirty work. It needs to be done. Yes, there will be large machinery in your yard. Yes, the contractor needs to dig deep into the ground. And yes, there's a possibility that you'll need to buy a few bags of grass se ...

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