Articles Tagged with ''geothermal''

Drill, Baby, Drill

July 25, 2011
There are many different ways to install a closed loop geothermal heat pump system but all involve burying pipes in the ground or submersed in a body of water. While backhoes are still often used to dig trenches for horizontal piping, drilling equipment is needed for vertical piping, in order to bore holes up to several hundred feet into the ground.
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Interest Heats Up in Geothermal Products

July 25, 2011
As tax credits for geothermal units continue, while tax credits for other HVAC equipment ended Dec. 31, 2010, interest in geothermal from both contractors and customers has heated up. To help satisfy some of the contractor interest in geothermal units, this product roundup offers contractors information on some equipment available from a variety of different manufacturers.
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Geothermal Companies Predict Growth

July 25, 2011
The geothermal industry has continued to grow in name recognition in the last decade due to its energy-savings systems and the green movement. The tools of the trade and training are readily available to HVAC contractors - but has the general public truly embraced geothermal technology?
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Geothermal Tax Credits Still Helping

July 18, 2011
Good news: The customers of HVAC contractors who install qualifying sustainable energy systems (geothermal heat pumps, solar water heaters, solar panels, wind energy systems, and fuel cells), will continue to receive tax credits through Dec. 31, 2016. These can total 30 percent of the installed costs (product and installation) of the systems.
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Geo Farm Gains Momentum

July 18, 2011
There’s no place like Geo Farm for all things geothermal. The event, a hands-on field day hosted by distributor Corken Steel, is being hosted for the third year in rural Indiana Aug. 30 – Sept 1. For 2011, the drilling, trenching, geo technology, and heat exchanger workshop has been expanded to two days.
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What Contractors Need to Know About Well Digging

June 20, 2011
The steady growth of the ground-source heat pump (GSHP) market has also created some challenges - like a shortage of experienced loop installers. The risk of being at the mercy of a subcontractor to install the loops is prompting some HVAC contractors to bring loop installations in house.
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Dakota Contractor Digs New Technology

May 16, 2011
Randy Mathern has been in the business for 36 years. But it wasn’t until 2001 that he decided to start his own company. To get started, Mathern decided he needed to become an expert in a progressive technology, and since geothermal technology had been around for a little while, he decided to jump into it.
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Showcase Helps Prep for Cooling Season

April 11, 2011
Every year The NEWS introduces the latest air conditioning units available for the upcoming summer season. The intent is to help contractors prepare for this busy period by doing the research that will help them to distinguish between brands. This feature provides our 2011 Residential Cooling Showcase.
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GEO Organization Comes of Age

March 28, 2011
There’s a kid with a fresh face on the block in Washington, D.C. - Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO). This nonprofit trade association is spending time in the halls of government seeking recognition for the renewable energy, efficiency, and environmental benefits its members have to offer.
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Honeywell Helps Housing Authority Improve Facilities and Comfort

February 21, 2011
Honeywell has announced an $18.8 million energy conservation and building modernization program with the Yonkers Housing Authority that will help improve its facilities, energy efficiency, and resident comfort and save an estimated $1.4 million in annual utility costs. It will also create opportunities for local subcontractors.
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Doug Dougherty, president and CEO of the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) joins the program to discuss the latest happenings with GEO, including the drive to get included in state and federal definitions of renewable energy, plus the future of geothermal.  Posted on July 25.

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