Why Geothermal Systems Are Heating Up

Jun 28th, 2014 | By | Category: Energy

Geothermal is a niche market compared to oil and gas — less than 2 percent of residential and commercial buildings in the United States — but heat-pump sales have been rising since the 1980s, according to Geothermal Exchange Organization, a nonprofit education and advocacy group for the geothermal heat pump industry. Demand is strongest in the West and Midwest, where the four major heat-pump manufacturers are based, said GEO spokesman Ted Clutter, but geothermal projects are popping up across the country and include the Juno, Alaska, airport, an IKEA store in Centralia, Kan., and the retail pavilion at the Statue of Liberty.

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