Doug Schuster Doug Schuster started helping his father when he was in high school. In 1984, he helped install his first residential geothermal system. In 1996, Doug took over as owner of his dad's company. Since then he has been responsible for the design and installation of hundreds of geothermal systems. In 2001, Doug won a Project of the Year award from Enertech Global for an 80,000 sq.ft. retirement home. Doug has served on the board of the Iowa Geothermal Association and was president in 2009. www
Gas prices are on the rise. Electric rates are on the rise.
Everyone can understand how heat is created. You light a fire, you have heat.
When you start considering a geothermal system for your home or business you will hear about several different loop options. One contractor will tell you his way is the best.
The installation of a geothermal system is similar to that of a conventional HVAC system. Each system consists of the equipment and a distribution system.
I'm often asked if geothermal systems require much maintenance. The answer is a resounding, "It depends." On one hand, a geothermal heat pump is very similar in design to a refrigerator.
Here are six common misperceptions about geothermal: Q) If the ground temp is around 50 degrees, doesn't a geothermal system blow 50 degree air into the house and a supplemental system has to heat the air from there? A) In...
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