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.
There's nothing like stepping on a warm floor when you get out of bed or the bath. It's good to know that comfort can also be very energy efficient.
Even modern, high-efficiency wood stoves need to be cleaned and maintained before every use.
The ancient technology of a masonry heater offers the most comfortable way of heating with wood.
Like homeowners, people who own and operate small businesses are always looking for ways to boost productivity, save time, and cut costs.
Probably millions of us have stopped for a breath while shoveling snow thinking, there has got to be a better way. Thanks to the folks at STEP Warmfloor there now is a better way to rid your driveway and walkways form accumulating snow.
The community of Flint teamed with the local university to refurbish an aging home east of downtown. The product of a five-year partnership, the structure is being used as a special house for students and the city.
Old Man Winter has gripped most of the nation with frigid temperatures and a heaping of snowfall. However, those benefitting from the consistency of a geothermal system, their heating costs have been as low as any other month of the year.
When TV design stars Cortney and Bob Novogratz tackled the renovation Los Angeles-area bungalow, heating and cooling were on the top of the list.