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Real Savings Example in Philadelphia

Real Savings Example in Philadelphia

Here is an account from a homeowner who switched to geothermal heating & cooling and saved 70%. Enjoy! For comparison, I chose December 2007 - December 2008 vs. December 2010 - December 2011. I intentionally skipped 2009/2010 because this is the period during which we replaced the old furnace and AC with the geothermal heat pump. Because we have kids that are constantly keeping the lights on in our lower level and we do a LOT of laundry, we probably have significantly higher than average el ...

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Partnership with EnergyWise Partners

Partnership with EnergyWise Partners

GeothermalGenius Announces Partnership with EnergyWise Partners Geothermal works, that is without question. The technology has been around for decades and is in millions of homes. Many curious homeowners wonder just how well it works - so GeothermalGenius.org has partnered with EnergyWise Partners to show real family examples. EnergyWise partners has released a GeothermalGenius version of their geo-monitoring system. The device measures system performance and collects all types of great data ...

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Top Five Questions About Geothermal Retrofits

Top Five Questions About Geothermal Retrofits

A lot of people who are interested in geothermal heating systems for their home already have a heating system in place. While it is obviously easiest to install a geothermal system in a brand new house, there are many options available with geothermal retrofits to adapt your current system. Here are some of the common questions about geothermal retrofits that will help you decide if that option is right for your home. [caption id="attachment_1152" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Sour ...

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How Deep Are Geothermal Loops?

How Deep Are Geothermal Loops?

A geothermal heating and cooling system consists of two main components: the heat pump and the ground loop. While some people in the industry refer to the ground loop as the heat exchanger, many people simply refer to it as the loop or the loop field. After a geothermal system has been installed for several months to a year, the grass from the drilling will have grown back a person could walk over the loop field and not even know that it exists. This is ironic considering how important of a ...

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How Geothermal Differs from Other Heating Systems

How Geothermal Differs from Other Heating Systems

Many people have heard of geothermal heating and cooling, and how it utilizes the heat of the earth to condition the air in your house. But most people probably don’t understand many of the differences between geothermal systems and conventional HVAC equipment. Geothermal is more efficient, more environmentally friendly, and more durable than an air source heat pumps or furnaces. While the initial cost is greater than with other systems, the price of installation is usually made up in less tha ...

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