Tired of high heating bills? Go with geothermal heating and cooling

Tired of high heating bills? Go with geothermal heating and cooling

In the face of recent propane shortages and record high prices for the fuel, some rural areas reported deliveries as high as $8 per gallon, homeowners who rely on propane to heat their homes are beginning to consider more reliable,...

New York state's first green development features geothermal

New York state's first green development features geothermal

In November, 2011, Natale Builders held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at their newest neighborhood – Rivera Greens – in Clarence, N.Y. When completed, the development will include 35 single-family homes built to an energy efficiency standard unparalleled in the Buffalo/Niagara region....

Should I install a geothermal heat pump? (video)

As the winter of 2014 dumped snow and freezing temperatures on the country, many folks had sticker shock from their utility bills. But there was one group of smart homeowners who stayed warm while paying less for heating. The popularity...

Sustainable geothermal system preserves historic charm of 1830s home

Homeowner David Craig wanted to renovate his historic home to preserve the appearance that he loved but also enjoy the conveniences of a new home. He set this goal when renovations began on the 1830s home he purchased in 1972....

Top 5 reasons to switch to geothermal

Top 5 reasons to switch to geothermal

Geothermal heating and cooling systems are becoming a favorite option for homeowners looking for convenient, environmentally friendly alternative to fossil fuels. Many homeowners make the switch due to the increased energy efficiency and increased savings. Geothermal manufacturers offer these reasons...

Eco-friendly condos feature green initiatives, including geothermal

Eco-friendly condos feature green initiatives, including geothermal

The 16-story Ironstone Condominiums use geothermal for heating and cooling as well as water conservation strategies for an urban focused on living green. Ironstone opened in Burlington, Ontario in September 2103 to offer family living in an urban area, a...

Homeowners love geothermal system that replaced costly propane furnace

Bob and Diane Bartynski were faced with a failing propane furnace, and turned to geothermal heating and cooling as the solution. The Bartynskis asked their neighbors if they would share the cost of extending a natural gas line to their...

Variable capacity heat pumps boost geothermal heating efficiency

Geothermal heating and cooling is already one of the most energy-efficient ways to heat and cool a home. But the next generation of technology makes it even more economical. Most heat pumps, geothermal or grounds source, as well as air source heat pumps, use a single or maybe a two-speed compressor in a new model.

Geothermal systems still eligible for federal tax credits

Tax credits for geothermal heat pumps are a hot item and in many cases, homeowners qualify for a federal tax credit for installing their products. Some homeowners may also qualify for additional utility and state rebates, which can make installing...

Geothermal leaders plan joint heat pump manufacturing venture

Carrier and Robert Bosch North America Corporation will form a joint venture to develop and manufacture geothermal and water-source heat pumps for the North American residential and commercial segments. Carrier, a world leader in high-technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions,...

Farmers discovering the benefits of geothermal heating and cooling

As farmers and agricultural businesses seek ways to make their process more energy efficient, they are discovering the benefits of geothermal heating and cooling. Farmers typically own large amounts of land, which makes them prime candidates for horizontal ground loops...

New ground loop technology lowers the cost of geothermal installation

The two major hurdles for a residential or commercial geothermal HVAC installation are cost and space for the ground loops. A new product addresses both hurdles, requiring less space and reducing costs for ground-loop installation. The Twister is a twisted...

How does geothermal heating and cooling work? (video)

Geothermal heating and cooling has come a long way since the 1950s, when it was introduced to the public. But more than 50 years later, most homeowners are unaware of the renewable heating and cooling power that's available for free...

Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity builds 300th home with ClimateMaster geothermal

Since 2004, the Oklahoma City Habitat for Humanity has installed geothermal heating and cooling in 300 homes. ClimateMaster, a manufacturer of geothermal heat pumps based in Oklahoma City, donated those geothermal heating and cooling systems. According to a story in...

Geothermal heat pumps taking the next step in efficiency

There’s good news for homeowners looking for more efficient and economical ways to heat and cool their home. The next generation in geothermal technology has arrived.

Geothermal is branching out from homes to multi-family dwellings and neighborhoods

Those who think geothermal heating and cooling systems are just for individual homes may be in for a surprise. A number of cities, both in the U.S. and elsewhere, are exploring how to best implement the technology to create a geothermal utility.

Housing development will rely on geothermal heating and cooling (video)

The 400 homes in a new subdivision in Kennewick, Wash., will use geothermal heating and cooling and may be nation's largest geothermal neighborhood. The homes in the new SouthCliffe subdivision are designed to reduce or eliminate reliance on traditional utilities,...

Non-residential geothermal heating and cooling market set to grow

Heating and cooling accounts for 40 percent to 50 percent of power consumption in non-residential buildings. This highlights the urgent need to increase the overall energy efficiency in these buildings, and geothermal heating and cooling technologies may hold the key....

Homeowner saves time and money switching from propane heat to a geothermal heat pump

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.

Net-zero home development built with ICFs for maximum efficiency

Net-zero home development built with ICFs for maximum efficiency

A housing development in New Paltz, N.Y., will feature net-zero homes that generate as much electricity as they use. The homes feature solar panels and geothermal heating as well as thick walls made with insulated concrete forms (ICF). To reach...

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