Russ Scott
Russ Scott has worked for more than 16 years at Scott-Lee Heating Co., and is now the general manager of the business his father co-founded. He received business and creative writing degrees from St. Louis University, is on the S.M.A.C.N.A. - St. Louis Board of Directors, is a Contractor Rep on the Local 36 Apprentice Committee and is involved with the local H.B.A. and A.C.C.A. chapters. Russ enjoys sharing his knowledge of all high-efficient HVAC systems, especially geothermal heat pumps.

Top 5 reasons to choose geothermal

Top 5 reasons to choose geothermal

Yesterday, I received four calls from customers inquiring about geothermal heatpump systems. They all were considering the geo option and wanted to understand the entire process and learn all the benefits.

What is a closed-loop system and where can it be located?

What is a closed-loop system and where can it be located?

The closed-loop is the outdoor portion of a geothermal heat pump system. Basically, it is a continuous closed circuit made of polyethylene pipe.

Does the underground pipe system really work in geothermal?

Does the underground pipe system really work in geothermal?

For some people just getting interested in geothermal, how well it can condition a home can almost seem like a miracle. It is natural that some are skeptical.

Which type of geothermal system is the least expensive to retrofit?

Which type of geothermal system is the least expensive to retrofit?

This topic is very broad and the answers can branch off in many directions. So, to start, here is a short list of practices that can lower your retrofit install costs: Cheap equipment, HVAC contractors that are not knowledgeable or...

Will I have to add insulation to my new home if I install a geothermal system?

Will I have to add insulation to my new home if I install a geothermal system?

Since its been such a hot summer here, I'm going to answer this question with an relevant analogy. Think of a professionally installed geothermal heat pump as a bowl of delicious, smooth ice cream.

Use tax credits to buy a geothermal system

Use tax credits to buy a geothermal system

Informed homeowners desire the many real benefits of using a geothermal system to condition their living space. They crave the greatly reduced utility bills, the quiet operation and the elimination of an exterior unit.

How long is a geothermal payback period?

How long is a geothermal payback period?

Some things in life are certain — death, taxes and I will never get better at golf. The answer to the payback period question is not one of these things.

5 Things to ask when shopping for a geothermal contractor

5 Things to ask when shopping for a geothermal contractor

If you are like many of us, you are baking in this sweltering summer heat. It is taking a toll on us and really putting a strain on our current HVAC systems.

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