Originally Posted by durl
I would also say that geothermal is the way to go if you want to reduce power consumption in your home.
It will defiantly reduce power consumption but it may not save you money.
Depends on how long your planning on living there as to weather it is cost effective. The increased cost of the system will take years to balance out and actually start saving you money. I have a fiend who will start building this year. He is 65 and opted to go with conventional gas because he figured he would have to live there 20 years for it to start saving him money. He is a retired plumber and has a lot of service experience with geo and HVAC systems.