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Building science experts graciously share their thoughts and experiences with us to inspire and educate homeowners and builders to create high performance homes.
Homeowner Neal Kelly was frustrated with the propane heat in his Northeast Ohio home. It was expensive, and he had to keep track of the amount in the tank himself.
A geothermal heating and cooling system harnesses the sustainable energy of the earth. The ground-source or geothermal heat pump exchanges heat with the ground via a pipe system buried under ground. This case study shows how one Ohio homeowner saved money by switching to a geothermal system.
The benefits of geothermal heating and cooling are vast, providing energy efficiency and a comfortable home.
Achieving higher building performance is pretty simple if you're retrofitting from a fossil fuel to a geothermal system. At best a fossil fuel system is 80-98 percent efficient, but a geothermal system is 400-500 percent efficient depending on the design of the system.
It's essential to properly size a geothermal unit. If it is a new construction or an existing home we do a site visit to see the home and to determine the best location for the loop field (vertical bore, horizontal...
I was asked to name the five benefits of geothermal — well, there are more than five, but for now I'll list the benefits that I feel are the top five. The first and the best benefit is the efficiency. With a properly designed geothermal system (emphasizing properly), efficiencies can be 400 to 500 percent.
Geothermal technology actually relies on pumps to transfer heat stored beneath the Earths surface for heating and cooling productivity.
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