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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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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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Pricing a Geothermal System

Pricing a Geothermal System

If you're thinking about installing a geothermal system, the initial cost is certainly one of the factors that plays a role in the decision-making process. Although geothermal heating and cooling will probably save you money in the long run, it is more expensive than conventional systems. The equipment isn't much more expensive, its the underground portion known as the loop-field which adds to upfront cost.  Consumers should first become acquainted with the geothermal installation process to ...

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Furnace Replacement in a Pinch

My Furnace is Dying, What are my options? The furnace service technician has just left your house and he left you with terrible news – your furnace needs to be replaced. While the threat of having no heat tomorrow morning can cause you to make a haste decision about replacing your furnace, remember this is a decision that you only make once every 15 years. Its time to put some thought into what it best for you in the future.   Can you afford to pay high-energy bills for another few decade ...

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I Live in a Mountainous Region; is it Possible to Install a Geothermal Heat Pump?

I Live in a Mountainous Region; is it Possible to Install a Geothermal Heat Pump?

Installing a geothermal heating system requires contractors to drill holes hundreds of feet into the earth. The drilling may pose as a problem for some homeowners, who live in a mountainous region. Usually drilling into rocky soil can be more costly that most homeowners are willing to spend. However, there are alternatives to drilling straight down into the earth. A geothermal heating ground loop can be installed horizontally, instead of the traditional vertical loop. In installing a horizontal ...

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