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Tapping the Earth for Home Heating and Cooling

Sue Butler decided it was time to cut the cord on fossil fuels. So when her aging gas furnace needed replacing, she turned to the Earth for a solution… Read More

by Martin LaMonica
January 14, 2009

Demand for Geothermal Heat Pumps To Grow 14% by 2015

School districts across the nation are starting to replace conventional electric Heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning systems (HVACs) with ground source heat pumps (GSHP). Since the 1990s, when a handful of campuses installed the first GSHP systems, the technology has proven reliable and efficient with energy costs 30 to 50% less than the chiller systems of old… Read More

By Robert Crowe
January 14, 2011