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Geothermal

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    Heat Pump

    The Tranquility 27 Series geothermal heat pump is ClimateMaster’s latest and most efficient unit, with an EER rating of 27.

     
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    Post-tension cables; fire damage; wrong railing test; skilled workers; radiant and geothermal; more

     
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    Ground-Source Heating & Cooling Gets Better

    Direct-exchange heat-pump technology is pushing energy efficiency through the roof, and because it requires far fewer feet of ground loop, systems can be retrofitted even on small lots.

     
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    Air Conditioning for Humid Climates

    Balancing cooling with humidity control is a tough job in the coastal South. A North Carolina hvac pro explains how the latest generation of cooling equipment meets the challenge.

     
  • Q&A: Fuel Cost Comparison

    Q: A customer asked me how to compare the cost of different heating fuels (natural gas, propane, oil, and electricity). Can you provide a chart with this information?

     
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    Fine-Tuning Forced-Hot Air

    A heating contractor details how to upgrade from a typical bare-bones heating system to one that delivers comfort and customer satisfaction.

     
  • A Builder's Guide to Geothermal Heat Pumps

    Installed correctly, ground-source heat pumps can provide comfortable, efficient heating in many climates. Here’s an overview of the available options.

     
  • Notebook

    Cordless battery update, lumber price predictions, “green” building defined, geothermal heat pump rebates curtailed, job-site theft, storm shelters in tornado alley, algae-resistant shingles, residential silos

     
  • Resources

    Estimating basics, laminate countertop primer, roofing material spec book

     
  • For What It's Worth

    Lightweight coil nailers, efficient two-fuel heat pump, hands-free fall arrest