Archive for March, 2012

Bosch Partnering with Serenbe to Showcase Geothermal

Bosch Partnering with Serenbe to Showcase Geothermal

  A sustainable community  Just Southwest of Atlanta, GA there is an award-winning development named Serenbe Community.  The founders, Rawson Haverty and Steve and Mary Nygren created Serenbe to be an example of balanced cialis cost 20mg community development.  In order to achieve balanced community development, they focus on land preservation, agriculture, energy efficiency, green building, walkability, high density building, arts and culture, and community living for multiple generati ...

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Why Geothermal is Environmentally Friendly

Why Geothermal is Environmentally Friendly

For people familiar with geothermal heat pumps, this topic may seem like a no-brainer. Geothermal heat pumps are always classified as high efficiency systems and often as a renewable energy.  While the concept of geothermal heat pumps being environmentally friendly and efficient is widely accepted, many of the specific facts regarding this are not commonly discussed. In this article I will discuss how geothermal heat pumps are environmentally friendly by reducing noise pollution around a build ...

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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 to Choose the Right Geothermal Contractor

How to Choose the Right Geothermal Contractor

         It can easily be argued that the most important decision to make when purchasing a geothermal heating and cooling system is choosing the right contractor.  There is a phrase in the heating and air conditioning industry that the biggest factor in determining the efficiency of a heating and air conditioning system is the quality of the installation.  While there are several other factors that contribute towards efficiency, the quality of the installation definitely plays a large ...

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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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