Digging deep into tax breaks, front yard to unearth cheap energy
No matter what climate chaos occurs aboveground in the Washington area, the temperature a few feet below the surface is always in the mid- to upper 50s. Geothermal heating and cooling saves energy by tapping that constant temperature to warm a house in winter and cool it in summer.
SOURCE: | Bonnie Berkowitz and Laura Stanton/The Washington Post - March 2, 2010
Looks like a hot deal Article | Just before Thanksgiving, my family swore off fossil fuels to heat and cool our 4,400-square-foot suburban home. Instead, we're relying on the Earth itself: We've converted to geothermal energy, which taps the constant temperature of the ground below our house. ¶ The project took us into complete...