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RE: Another OT


Thank goodness Bill and I aren't the only ones!  It's such clean heat, too.
We love ours too.

Blessings,
Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of cathy carpenter
Sent: Tuesday, November 25, 2003 9:47 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Another OT

We have geothermal too, but the hoses are in the pond. We did not 
install it, but I would never have anything else now. Costs more than a 
conventional furnace, but boy, do you save on heating and cooling bills.
Cathy
On Monday, November 24, 2003, at 05:48 PM, Bonnie & Bill Morgan wrote:

> The humidity travels with the air that forced through the ducting all 
> over
> the house.  The air has to blow across the moisture before it goes 
> into the
> ducts and just gets carried along.  (No nose bleeds in winter with the
> humidifier.)
>
> The Geothermal we have is a heat pump that uses the temperature 
> beneath the
> frost line of the ground (something like a constant 50 F.) instead of
> ambient air.  Since the temperature at that depth isn't near as cold 
> as the
> air in winter or as warm as the air in summer (reverse for air 
> conditioning)
> it doesn't take near as much energy to warm the air that is pumped
> throughout the house.
>
> Some folks bury their runs (very durable hoses filled with non-toxic 
> liquid
> which absorb the heat from the earth) in the bottom of ponds.  Since 
> we had
> no body of water to do that with, ours is just looped all over the yard
> under the frost line.)  If memory serves, the hoses or lines are 
> warranteed
> for something like 50 years.
>
> That's probably more than you wanted to know, but I hope it helps.  
> :>D  If
> you are interested, check out one of the sites on the web, like:
>
> http://www.eere.energy.gov/erec/factsheets/geo_heatpumps.html
>
>
> Blessings,
> Bonnie (SW Oh - zone 5)
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On 
> Behalf
> Of Marge Talt
> Sent: Monday, November 24, 2003 2:08 AM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Another OT
>
> Hmmm.....Bonnie, how does the humidity get around the house?  What's
> your "geothermal"?
>
> Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
> mtalt@hort.net
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>> From: Bonnie & Bill Morgan <wmorgan972@ameritech.net>
>>
>> Marge, I think there is something like that.  We have a Sears model
>> humidifier attached to the geothermal, though it would work on
> about any
>> furnace. Yes, we do have to "de-lime it" every so often, but it is
> worth the
>> effort.  We also had a humidifier (if memory serves) on an oil
> furnace
>> decades ago.
>> Blessings,
>> Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)
>
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