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Geothermal Example Costs

Geothermal Example Costs

We have talked a lot about the savings you will see from installing a geothermal heat pump system in your home but we have not yet mentioned exactly how much you can expect to pay in heating, cooling, and hot water bills each year. While your bills will vary depending on how warm or cool you like to keep your home, how well insulated and sealed your home is and a number of other factors, here are some numbers for a few homes with GeoExchange systems. The following numbers are for well-insulat ...

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Geothermal Heat Pumps: The Cold Hard Facts

Geothermal Heat Pumps: The Cold Hard Facts

Here at Geothermal Genius we spend a lot of time telling our readers about all of the potential savings they could see by installing a geothermal heat pump as well the impact they could have on the environment, but now we want to show you the cold hard facts. Popularity There are over 1 million residential geothermal heat pumps currently installed in the United States Over 60,000 geothermal heat pumps are installed in the United States each year Over 400,000 geothermal heat pumps are ...

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Geothermal or Solar: Why not Both?

Geothermal or Solar: Why not Both?

So you want to go green and save money on utilities while doing it, but what is the best alternative energy solution for you. A housing community in Colchester, Conn. has decided to install both solar panels and geothermal heat pump systems to almost eliminate utility bills entirely. The White Oaks Farm community features 134 lots and each newly constructed home will feature both a geothermal heat pump system and solar panels. The geothermal systems will eliminate the need for a traditional f ...

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Are You in the Loop? Open vs. Closed Loop Systems in Geothermal

Are You in the Loop? Open vs. Closed Loop Systems in Geothermal

All homes vary in one way or another, whether it is in size, location, insulation type, or a number of other factors.v Therefore, geothermal heating systems need to be customized in order to operate efficiently.  One decision homeowners must make is whether to install an open or closed loop system. Both types of loop fields effectively link to the geothermal heat pump, however there are some distinct differences in how they function. Closed Loop System   A closed loop system consi ...

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Geothermal vs Solar

Geothermal vs Solar

Estimates show that 9 out of 10 people have a basic understanding of solar panels, but only 1 of 10 know about geothermal heat pumps.  Both provide great alternative energy solutions, both reduce utility bills, and both harness the power of the sun so why such the disparity? Now you may be thinking, what do you mean both harness the power of the sun, doesn't geo mean ground? Yes geo means ground and no, I'm not crazy. Geothermal heat pumps take advantage of the solar heat stored by the groun ...

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