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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Federal Government Acts to Improve Geothermal Heat Pump Technology

On May 25, 1961, President John F. Kennedy announced the dramatic and ambitious goal of sending an American safely to the Moon before the end of the decade. This proclamation launched one of the most intense efforts to develop the technology needed to accomplish a task since the scientists of the Manhattan Project invented the […]