Trying to grow flowers in a greenhouse during winter in Maine without racking up hefty utility bills seems nearly impossible. Unless you’re relying on a geothermal heat pump system to keep temperatures at an optimal growth level.
With advances in renewable energy, it's possible to build a home that generates as much energy as it consumes. In fact, the U.S. Department of Energy has Zero Energy Ready Home program, with rigorous requirements that ensure outstanding levels of energy savings, comfort, health, and durability.
Installing a geothermal heating and cooling system is a complex custom job for any home.
Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity completed its 300th home featuring a geothermal heating and cooling system. The units are saving families between $700 and $800 a year in energy expenses and helping make Habitat one of the most energy efficient homebuilders in the state.
Most people know of solar and wind power as a renewable energy source. But there's another one that can have a major impact on our environment: geothermal heating and cooling.
While it's true that some homes that meet green building certifications might cost up to 10% to 15% more in upfront costs, it's critical take into account the total cost of owning and living in the home.
Geothermal heating and cooling is the most efficient, earth-friendly and economical comfort technology in the world. Now there's a day to celebrate it.
As net zero energy homes become more mainstream, homeowners are looking for ways to generate electricity at home.
Geothermal heat pumps were the options highlighted in President Obama’s recent executive order titled “Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade.”
The superhero Captain ClimateMaster, created in the 1980s, found success on ClimateMaster’s commitment to manufacturing quality geothermal heat pumps – something the company continues today.