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Geo Power : Stay Warm, Keep Cool and Save Money With Geothermal Heating and Cooling (Paperback) (Donal
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A straight-talking book on why ground-source heat pumps (GHPs) are the best choice for heating and cooling new or existing homes in any climate and how this reliable, silent, non-polluting way of extracting free energy from the earth saves money year after year.Ideal for homeowners, anyone training for the geothermal industry, and home-building partners (architects, builders, lenders, inspectors), Geo Power explains the various GHP system options and why installing a geothermal system is a smart investment. Then author Don Lloyd goes one step further and provides insights into the simple science of this proven heat-pump technology.- Geothermal system options: open loop vs. closed earth loops; either horizontal or vertical, for water-to-water or water-to-air HVAC systems.- Important money concerns: costs, tax credits, payback time, increased home values.- Earth Smart Home profiles from around the country.- Incorporating solar electricity.- Understanding the basic principles of heat pumps and how super-efficiencies are achieved. - Performance standards, ratings, and warranties. - Careers: joining the industry.- Extensive appendix.
Number of Pages: 207
Genre: House + Home, Technology
Sub-Genre: Construction-Heating/Ventilation/Air Conditioning
Publisher: Pixyjack Pr Llc
Author: Donal Blaise Lloyd
Street Date: September 1, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 248-03-7660
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