The Smart Guide to Geothermal
by Donal Blaise Lloyd
5.5 x 8.5, 192 pages
PixyJack Press, 2011
Discover why geothermal heat pumps are the most energy-efficient technology for heating and cooling, 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.
"This book has helped give me the knowledge and confidence to move forward. It took geothermal from something too good to be true to something too good to ignore."
- Louis S., New York homeowner
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The Book Includes:
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 in the US and Canada, as well as an overview of non-residential 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 in the US and Canada.
Comprehensive appendix with numerous resources and a career section for those interested in entering the field.