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High School Science Teacher Talks Geothermal

High School Science Teacher Talks Geothermal

Today, we have yet another great testimonial from a homeowner with a geothermal heat pump system. A must read for anyone looking to replace their current heating and cooling setup. Enjoy. Four years ago my wife and I started looking into solar panels for our house as a long term, environmentally responsible investment. We were discouraged by the cost, pay-off time, and all the trees we would have to cut down. About that time, our furnace and air conditioner (AC) were starting to require fre ...

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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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From the Comfort of a Geothermal Home

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 Cost: $18,000 Results: 40% reduction in Electric Usage, 75% reduction in Natural Gas Usage ...

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Geothermal in Schools

Geothermal in Schools

As homeowners, we often neglect the fact that geothermal heating and cooling can be utilized in various types of buildings (with various functions). Geothermal is a viable alternative energy source for any type of building, really (depending upon the size and other factors). Whether it's a town hall, a corporate office, a shopping mall, or even a school, the benefits of geothermal save face. Today, we'll focus on geothermal in schools, and provide some additional advantages that pertain directly ...

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Geothermal Bait & Switch

Your quest to find a greener, more efficient home heating and cooling system led you to geothermal. A company comes on an initial consultation to give you a quote and when they leave you feel as if you’ve been talked out of geothermal… but why? While all situations are unique there are a few things to be aware of during your contractor search. If you hear any of the following you might be dealing with a contractor who advertises geothermal but doesn’t truly plan on installing it. Thi ...

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