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Our entire geothermal system cost $11k including pipe, trenching, heatpump, ductwork, circulators, etc. After the tax credits we were out about $7500. Not bad and now the real saving have begun. We've had our system in for a couple years now and heating and cooling bills for the entire cabin are less than $100/mo. I know cabins in the same area spending $100/week or more on their propane heat. This DIY geothermal system will pay for itself in just a couple years.
Geothermal heat pumps, or ground source heat pumps (GSHP) have been around for more than half a century. The technology exploits the constant temperatures we find right below the Earth’s surface, either for heating or cooling purposes, and has significantly higher efficiency than electrical heating, furnaces or even air source he
5 Things to Know About a Geothermal Heat Pump: A geothermal heat pump can save money on energy but costs a lot to install. We list the pros and cons of geothermal heating systems and help you decide whether this system is best for your home. The promise and problem Fact 1: It works like your fridge Fact 2: The upfront costs are scary Fact 3: Geothermal has real benefits Fact 4: There are downsides, besides the cost Fact 5: Type of loop affects the cost
Hydronic radiant floor heating systems use solar energy collected from a homes pre-existing solar panels to heat water and send it through tubes laid beneath the floor. This hydronic system, used in conjunction with a solar water heater by SunEarth, is compatible with any type of floor. I'm thinking this might work great in the basement.