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    Posted: December/26/2005 at 7:01am
for years i've been thinking about building a brand new house and one of the things i have been thinking about installing into my new house is geo-thermal heating system. if you are unfamiliar with this type of system, it is the most simple thing in the world. a geo-thermal system draws heat from the earth via a small pump to heat your home. it maintains your homes internal temperature at the same temperature of the earth. usually 65-67 degrees f all year round. there would be no need for air condditioning in the summer, and no real need for a furnace during the winter, very energy efficient.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dusty151617 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/26/2005 at 8:37am
I voted yes. 65 degrees might be a little cold but you can just cover up.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote pattirose Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/26/2006 at 11:56am
I voted yes too. It's very popular here in Canada only drawback is the cost but they say you make that up in a few years - here anyway. If your handy at all you could probably put it in yourself and in the US you guys could probably get a gov't rebate. Definite yes.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jen the oddfrog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/27/2006 at 9:04am
Sounds good to me...I rarely go above 68 in the winter anyways, too expensive and gives you more reason to snuggle up with somebody !!
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There is some famous house in Ohio...owned by an engineering/drafting professor, that is built totally geo-thermal, from the design on up. He says he got grants from the state to help pay for the construction. Anyway, we make heat-exchanger tubing; twisty-tube we call it, and we made these big coils that are mounted under his basement in 55 gallon drums full of ethylene glycol pumped up onto the roof thru solar collectors, to heat all his water in lieu of a hot water heater. The research from his house is supposed to be public domain, free for others to use.
The twisty tube looks like this!
(OOPS, sorry, pic too big. I will get a smaller one and post it here)
OR, check out our company website at:
WWW.vatran.com    look for turbulence tube
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