When Geothermal heating is featured on Ask This Old House, you know that the technology is becoming more main stream.
It is nice to see people in the US adopting the new technologies to make us green, save on energy costs and to get us off of foreign oil. Although California leads the nation in electric cars, but it lags behind many parts of the US in terms of using geothermal technology. Basically, if you live in California you may not realize what geothermal has to offer because geothermal is not a household word, yet anyway.
The most unfortunate aspect is that many parts of California are absolutely ideal for geothermal with some of the weather and soil conditions and it is not being utilized. For those of you still not aware of the benefits of geothermal there is the abundant resource of the Geoexchange where you can find just about anything about geothermal.
What is GeoExchange technology?
GeoExchange technology uses the earth's renewable energy, just below the surface, to heat or cool a home or other building, and to help provide domestic hot water. It's sometimes referred to as a geothermal heat pump, a ground source heat pump, or earth energy. No matter what you call it, GeoExchange systems are the best choice you can make for both your pocketbook and your planet. In fact, these systems are so good that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has said they are, "the most energy-efficient, environmentally clean, and cost-effective space conditioning systems available today". Courtesy of Geoexchange.
The Ask This Old House series - Solar and Geothermal Options - this aticle speaks to a vacation home that the owner wants to make it inhabitable year round. That's a great idea, it is also great for properties on propane for heating because the utilities did not install a natural gas distribution system. Homes in areas that have the infrastructure are also turning to geothermal even in California.
Although California is a little slower to catch on with geothermal Cold Craft has attracted customers that understand the benefits of geothermal. Cold Craft is concluding a geothermal installation in Milpitas, CA - right outside of San Jose, CA. The customer has a rather small front yard as you can see in the picture when you look at the space in front of the garage door and where the sidewalk is in relation to the home.
So even with limited space a drilling rig can get into these tight spaces. This customer was very excited to be on the renewable geothermal heating and cooling system. Basically with geothermal you think about the earth as being a bank. you deposit heat into the ground from your home in the summer and access it again in the winter. Get a free phone consultation about geothermal. Click button below.
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