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Re: 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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