The Smart Guide to Geothermal

The Smart Guide to Geothermal

How to Harvest Earth's Free Energy for Heating & Cooling

Book - 2011
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Baker & Taylor
"Covers residential geothermal heating and cooling, including various system options and installation configurations, costs and payback issues, performance standards, and contractors. Also examines how energy-efficient, non-polluting geothermal heat pumps work and how to integrate solar energy"--

Sunbelt Pubns
Discover why geothermal heating and cooling is the most energy efficient technology available to homeowners, and how all homes--new or retrofit, in hot or cold climates--can use this reliable, silent, non-polluting way of extracting free energy from the earth.

Book News
Primarily directed at homeowners who first wish to learn about ground source heat pump systems and to then implement them on their property, this book proceeds logically through the considerations that are likely to arise. While the major disadvantages of geothermal appear to be cost and complexity of installation, Lloyd points out factors which lessen these: current subsidies, tax credits, and rebates, along with growing contractor experience. Appendixes cover frequently asked questions, current websites and agencies, and a four page guide to making this into a career. Includes one page case studies of Earth Smart Homes throughout. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Pixyjack Pr Llc
Contents include: • Geothermal system options, including open-loop, closed-loop and DX configurations, using horizontal and vertical earth loops • The importance of finding a qualified contractor • Costs, tax credits and payback issues, plus calculating increased home values • Who is using geothermal energy, including the author’s firsthand experiences, home profiles from around the country as well as an overview of commercial / institutional projects • How solar electricity can be used to power the system, plus other future trends • Unraveling the science and technology of geothermal heat pumps (GHPs) •Understanding GHP performance standards, ratings and warranties • Comprehensive appendix with helpful resources (manufacturers, associations, etc.) and a career section for those interested in entering the field

Publisher: Masonville, CO : PixyJack Press, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780977372485
Branch Call Number: 697 L775s
Characteristics: xiv, 191 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Geothermal


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lib331 Oct 23, 2011

Easy to understand explanation of what geothermal energy is and how it can be used to heat and cool buildings. Detailed with some very useful drawings of how geothermal energy works and what a geothermal installation involves besides some very big holes. Good not only for learning about geothermal energy but also whether or not it will work for you. And if you decide that geothermal may be the way to for you, this book gives you a good idea of what you need to do to get started, along with lists of resources - including websites, contractors, etc.


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