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Author Lloyd, Donal Blaise.

Title The smart guide to geothermal : how to harvest Earth's free energy for heating & cooling / Donal Blaise Lloyd ; foreword by Michael Hunt
Edition First edition
Published Masonville, CO : PixyJack Press, 2011
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Contents It is more efficient to transfer than to burn -- The big picture : what geothermal energy is and why you want it. A different approach to heating & cooling ; How I learned to get even with the oil company ; How a geothermal heat pump (GHP) works : borrowing heat from the earth ; Ground-source solutions : open vs. closed loops ; Direct exchange (DX) geothermal systems ; Using your well as the heat source ; Geothermal advantages/disadvantages ; Does a geothermal system really increase a home's market value? ; Learning to live with a GHP system ; Reducing operating (electrical) costs ; Geothermal plus solar energy : a perfect match ; What will it cost? ; Taking advantage of rebates & tax credits ; Payback : when do you get your money back? ; Finding a contractor -- Unraveling the science & technology of geothermal heat pumps. The inside story of geothermal super efficiencies ; A look inside : how GHPs deliver heat into your home ; The importance of GHP performance standards -- The broader view : a look beyond residential to the global market. The geothermal marketplace ; Commercial/institutional geothermal systems ; Future trends ; Decision time & my ultimate geothermal package -- Earth-smart home case studies -- The disappearing stars -- Appendix. A, Frequently asked questions ; B, Helpful links and resources ; C, Residential GHP manufactures ; D, State energy offices ; E, Geothermal careers : joining the industry
Summary "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"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Ground source heat pump systems.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1936555131 (electronic bk.)
9781936555130 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Geothermal