The smart guide to geothermal: how to harvest Earth's free energy for heating & cooling

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PixyJack Press,
Pub. Date:
2011.
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1st ed.
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English
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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. Contents: * 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.
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TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Construction -- Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning
title_display The smart guide to geothermal how to harvest Earth's free energy for heating & cooling
title_full The smart guide to geothermal : how to harvest Earth's free energy for heating & cooling / Donal Blaise Lloyd ; foreword by Michael Hunt
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