by Simone Fary and Jackie Fary-Moeller
Did you know that ground source heat pumps (known as geothermal) are among the most energy and cost-efficient heating and cooling systems available today? If more people used such systems it would greatly reduce our consumption of energy and dependence on foreign oil.
Geothermal has been neglected compared to other green technologies that are easier to see and understand. We at Nerdsmakemedia seek to help consumers understand geothermal by explaining it in a straight-forward way, suitable for the average homeowner. Our first step was to create a free interactive iPad book called An Introduction to Residential Ground Source Heat Pumps. This companion website presents much of the same information for those who don’t have an iPad.
Geothermal energy can be a terrific money-saving resource for both new and existing buildings. It is also friendly to the environment. This website is for property owners who are wondering what geothermal heating and cooling are all about but don’t have a technical or engineering background. The authors’ goal is to provide you with a basic understanding of the general concept and how geothermal energy can be applied for individual use. By the end you should have a better sense of whether geothermal heating and cooling is a viable option for your building.
This book in no way endeavors to be comprehensive. In particular, federal and state incentives not only vary considerably, but also will change over time. So check out our additional resources to learn more. Specifically we hope to answer the following questions:
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This website was created in memory of our beloved late father/father-in-law/grandfather James Fary. Please share what you’ve learned and help spread the word.