ProudGreenHome's top headlines in June

ProudGreenHome's top headlines in June

Last month, the most-read articles on ProudGreenHome included features on solar power, saving on utility bills, and the HGTV Green Home Giveaway in Serenbe.

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.

Geothermal design benefits

Geothermal design benefits

There are many benefits to geothermal. Here are some of the top considerations: With geothermal you can obtain the most comfort and flexibility of any system out there.

Top 5 benefits of geothermal

Top 5 benefits of geothermal

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.

Energy 101: Geothermal heat pumps (Video)

Energy 101: Geothermal heat pumps (Video)

Geothermal is one of the hottest topics these days as people seek cost-effective ways to heat and cool their homes. Many people have questions, including how a geothermal heat pump actually works. This handy video from the U.S.

Geothermal 101: Energy-efficient heating and cooling

Geothermal 101: Energy-efficient heating and cooling

Geothermal heating and cooling is an ultra-energy efficient and ecologically conscious way to reduce utility costs.

Geothermal Energy Association releases 2012 policy priorities

Geothermal Energy Association releases 2012 policy priorities

The Geothermal Energy Association has released the policy priorities adopted by the organization's board of directors and projects that geothermal power production will triple in the US by 2035, with its growth outpacing the renewable power average. 

Energy efficiency guru rebuilds home to green standards

Energy efficiency guru rebuilds home to green standards

Deciding whether to remodel or rebuild is a key point in making an older home more energy efficient.

Blog: Lessons learned in geothermal heating and cooling

Blog: Lessons learned in geothermal heating and cooling

Geothermal heating and cooling results in higher energy efficiencies and lower utility costs than an air-cooled heat pump.

Top 5 benefits of geothermal systems

Top 5 benefits of geothermal systems

This month's "Ask the Expert" column is about what to consider when installing geothermal. Since this topic is well covered by Ted Clifton's column, I thought I would add to the discussion by talking about the benefits of geothermal.

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