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Homeowners in Orono, Minnesota, were searching for a way to heat the pool at their new lakeside home that wouldn't break the bank. Of course, energy efficiency, reliability and abundant heating and cooling were goals of the project as well.
As temperatures dip across the country, most homeowners are seeing their utility bills spike this winter. But not those who have homes outfitted with geothermal heating systems.
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Selecting the right heating and cooling equipment for your home can be confusing. Unfortunately, it's all too easy for contractors to specify a geothermal system with more capacity than your home requires.
As ClimateMaster broadens its geothermal offerings across North America, the company recently partnered with Independent Supply Co. to distribute its popular products and equipment around western Canada.
A new lakeside luxury home in Minnesota was designed for geothermal heating and cooling. The 4,500 square-foot home used 4 Bosch geothermal heat pumps that provide 16 zones of climate control in the home. The project also used geothermal for heating the pool, and radiant floor heating as well.
Brent Gibson had long heard about the benefits of geothermal heating and cooling systems. So when the Edmond, Oklahoma, builder decided to construct his new home – the last for he and his wife, he says – Gibson outfitted the structure with the underground system noted for its effectiveness and efficiency.
Builders of a custom home on the shore of a lake near Orono, Minnesota, were looking for an energy-efficient HVAC solution that also included heating for a pool. The homeowners were also concerned about keeping their utility bills in line. After all, winters in Minnesota are famously brutal. Geothermal was a good choice.
A new net-zero-ready home development uses a cost-effective approach to deliver domestic drinking water and geothermal heating and cooling.