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The best eco-friendly homes

You name it, this house has it: an air-source heat pump, a rainwater harvester, central-vacuuming system, triple-glazing and motion-sensitive lighting system. It also features underfloor heating and self-closing loos. The five bedrooms are arranged over three storeys.

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Geothermal Heat Pump Systems by TerraSource Geothermal - even offer DIY

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Ground source heat pumps used for a house

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3. Stove, flue, twinwall to ceiling http://www.woodburners.com/installations/no-chimney,-no-problem.html

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from MLive.com

Earth-assisted, earth-friendly: Geothermal heating installations increase here with rise in oil prices

How geothermal energy works for a home. Even better if the heat pump is solar powered.

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from Telegraph.co.uk

Eco living: the Leicestershire home that powers itself

Eco living: the Leicestershire home that powers itself - "Traditional rooftop solar panels are joined by more experimental technology including “solar walls”, which preheat air before it is pumped into the home’s ventilation system, and an “Earth Energy Bank”, which stores excess summer heat in super-insulated underground pipes, releasing it during the winter."

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Make your ground or air source heat pump system more efficient by installing effective heat distribution such as underfloor heating or radiators.

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DIY Geothermal Heating & Air Installation

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A Down-to-Earth Guide to Home Heating and Cooling A better way to heat and cool is right under your feet

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from The Family Handyman

5 Things to Know About a Geothermal Heat Pump

5 Things to Know About a Geothermal Heat Pump: A geothermal heat pump can save money on energy but costs a lot to install. We list the pros and cons of geothermal heating systems and help you decide whether this system is best for your home. The promise and problem Fact 1: It works like your fridge Fact 2: The upfront costs are scary Fact 3: Geothermal has real benefits Fact 4: There are downsides, besides the cost Fact 5: Type of loop affects the cost

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