Cutting the cost of staying warm
Heat in the Adirondack is a big energy item. Together we spend $200 million a year for heating fuel alone. This section gives you some alternative sources to save on hot water and home heat.
Shallow geothermal works in the Adirondacks. Imagine its 20 below outside, it's about 55 underground. Bring that 55 degrees inside means all you need to do is warm the house from 55 up, a much smaller load than starting from less than zero.
Geothermal heat pump systems tap the constant temperature of the earth to provide efficient heating and cooling. Heat can be extracted from the earth in the winter, and brought indoors. In the summer the process can be reversed. Unwanted heat is extracted from the building and added to the earth.