Geothermal Energy, for High Efficiency Home Heating and Cooling

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Geothermal energy is the most efficient mode of air conditioning and heating on planet Earth. The principle is straightforward. A geothermal system extracts thermal energy from the ground, a free and renewable source, to heat and cool your home. If you’re concerned about the environment and are looking to reduce your energy consumption, geothermal energy…

The 5 facts to consider when opting for geothemal

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For many years now, geothermal systems have kept the promise of saving significant amounts of energy. The biggest obstacle has traditionally been the upfront cost. Let’s look at five features that may help you in the all-important decision making process. #1 – Works “magically” like a fridge How many people can actually explain how their refrigerator removes heat from…

Home Automation for geothermal heat pumps

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Tweet     Consumers may be more familiar with names like Nest, Hue, Belkin & Prestige when it comes to home automation but the WaterFurnace Symphony Web-Enabled Home Comfort Platform is setting the standard for our industry. Unlike many other smart thermostats, Symphony ties into the Aurora control board to provide a much deeper level…

Can a geothermal system be profitable?

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Tweet   Case study… It seems miraculous: a source of free energy! During winter, heat your home by drawing heat from the ground. During summer, cool your home and remove excess humidity. This can save you up to 70% of standard electric heating costs.   How does it work? Geothermal systems take advantage of the…

The Heat pump “battle” carries on… Air Source versus Ground Source

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Tweet   Variable speed compressor technology is not restricted to geothermal heat pumps. It had first found its way into what are often considered ground source’s poor cousins: air source heat pumps (ASHP). Both types of heat pumps use a refrigeration cycle to draw heat from the outside in winter to heat a building, and…