Friday, June 3, 2011

Geothermal, Ho

Well, we've handed over the down payment, signed all the paperwork, and we're on our way to heating and cooling our house via the earth. Our splendid back yard will, in a week or two, be a pile of rubble, as the Gleason folks put in the thousands of feet of piping required to run the system. It will pay for itself in under a dozen years, as opposed to the two dozen it would have taken had we done this five years ago. After that, heat and cooling will be essentially free, except for the electricity to run the pump.

Will we stay here the dozen years it takes to see a savings? Who knows.

Paul will be documenting the work with a series of photographs that I will post as they happen.

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