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An Information Survival Kit for the prospective geothermal heat pump owner

TitleAn Information Survival Kit for the prospective geothermal heat pump owner
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2001
PublisherGeo-Heat Center, Oregon Institute of Technology
CityKlamath Falls, OR
Keywords#Geothermal, #GeothermalHomeownerResources, alternative energy, geothermal, green energy, ground source heat pumps, GSHP, heat pump, renewable energy, renewables, standing column

Geothermal heat pumps (GHPs), although not a new technology, remain a small (but growing) player in the residential heating/cooling sector. Although somewhat higher in first cost, this technology can, in the right application, quickly repay this cost premium through savings in energy costs.

Despite all the positive publicity on GHPs, they are not for everyone. Like any other heating and cooling system, GHPs tend to fit well in certain circumstances and poorly in others. Familiarizing yourself with the factors that effect the feasibility of GHPs will assist you in making an informed decision as to their suitability for your home.

It is the intention of this package to provide that information and to address some of the commonly asked questions regarding the technology. Please feel free to contact us if you have questions not covered in this package.



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