Geothermal Heating and Cooling Myth-Busting!

Illustration of a geothermal heating and cooling system that handles multiple loads for a community. Illustration by Sarah Cheney. Source: National Geographic

A geothermal heat pump system is a heating and/or an air conditioning system that uses the Earth’s ability to store heat in ground and water thermal masses. That means you can use a sustainable energy source from your own backyard to heat and cool your home! Not only that, theses highly efficient systems actually save energy […]

Prepare Your Indianapolis Home for the Coming Winter

Halloween is just around the corner and, as hard as it is to believe after this summer of record heat drought in Indianapolis, winter is rapidly approaching. That means it’s time to prepare yourself, and your home, for the cold weather to come. To paraphrase Benjamin Franklin, an ounce of preventative maintenance is worth a […]

Older Air Conditioners May Need To Be Replaced Due To New EPA Coolant Regulations

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has made changes to federal air conditioner coolant regulations that may force some homeowners to make the costly decision of whether to repair or replace a broken air conditioner. While that might sound counter-intuitive, it may be more economical to replace your A/C rather than have it repaired if it’s […]

A New Environment-Friendy ENERGYSTAR-Rated Air Conditioner is a Great Way to Celebrate Earth Day 2012

This Sunday, April 22, is Earth Day. Founded by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970, Earth Day will be observed by an estimated one billion people worldwide. The goal of Earth Day is to inspire awareness of and appreciation for earth’s environment, which it has been doing successfully for the last 42 years. Washington DC […]

Pick 5: A Worldwide Game Of Environmental Survival, Not A Game Of Chance

Mega-Millions, Power Ball, Pick 6, Pick 5… Sound familiar? They should, as they are all names of popular lottery games played here in Indiana and across the country. Many people may think of these lottery games as a simple hobby, something to do with your spare change, even if the chances of winning a big […]

Daylight Saving Time Controversy Still Looms In Indiana, And Worldwide, Too

Daylight Saving Time (DST) started this week, which in Indiana is always cause for discussion. Have you recovered from losing an hour of sleep yet? Last year, in our post Daylight Savings Time – Indiana May Have Had It Right After All, we discussed some of the history and controversy about DST in our state, […]

A Guide to Geothermal for Home Owners: Pay a Little More Now, Save a Lot More Later

In our last post, we mentioned the massive geothermal ground-source heat pump installation underway at Ball State in Muncie. Coincidentally, the next day, we received a Google news alert with a link to the article Construction of the Largest U.S. Geothermal Heat Pump System Underway, by Chris Williams, a Certified Geothermal Installer and Chief Marketing […]

Geothermal Heating & Cooling Systems Drastically Reduce Fuel Costs; Just Ask Indiana’s Ball State University

In our last post, we discussed the reasons to consider upgrading your home with an energy-efficient furnace. The bottom line was that a new 93% – 95% efficient furnace can save as much as 40% on your heat bill. But if you want to save even more money, consider going “Geothermal.” A geothermal heating and […]

Indianapolis Scores a Touchdown from “1st & Green”

About a year ago, we wrote about SustainIndy, an innovative program to make Indianapolis a leader in innovative “green” technology for public buildings, and make existing facilities in Indianapolis more sustainable and environmentally-friendly. One of the SustainIndy initiatives established in conjunction with the Super Bowl XLVI Indianapolis Host Committee was the 2012 Super Bowl 1st […]