Forum Hurting Geo Image ?

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by Southern Geothermal, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. embalmed

    embalmed New Member

    I think the biggest black eye for geo's image, is the price.

    As for improper setups, butchered and hacked together installs, people see many more forced air nightmares than geo ones.
  2. moondawg

    moondawg Member

    The problem with "price" is that people only look at initial price, and not TOTAL COST OF OWNERSHIP.

    Properly installed geo will pay for itself, and pretty quickly.

    Not to mention environmental benefits: Less CO2, less chance of CO in the home. no chance for gas leaks... to name a few.
  3. Southern Geothermal

    Southern Geothermal New Member

    You didnt include a fusion tool for connecting the pipes together, What about a flush cart to flush the loop? You are getting a deal @.40c a foot for 1" HDPE pipe.
  4. embalmed

    embalmed New Member

    I want to say that I believe you, and that's why I am here, but at an initial glance the initial investment looks like it would take decades to see a return on the purchase.

    p.s. I would love to discuss that in another thread, though I don't want it to appear as a debate or turn argumentative.
  5. CRE10

    CRE10 Member

    fittings, flush tees, pt ports, methanol, hose kit, pumps...etc. pressure testing the pipe.. But I guess you learned it all already? ;)
  6. CRE10

    CRE10 Member

    I think a lot of people are shocked at the initial price, but if they are going to live there for a long time it is definitely worth it! If you want to go geo and plan to move in 5 years then it probably isn't in your best interest to go geo.
  7. brandoree

    brandoree Member

    2 cents

    WOW! - this thread has taken so many twists and turns, I'm not sure it's even on track anymore :)

    Most forums are similar in nature:

    People ask questions hoping to find a solution

    People try to answer those questions by sharing their knowledge and experience.

    But most people who complain are actually searching for answers.

    This would be a very boring forum if all everyone did was post topics on how great their geothermal systems were.

    That is why the evening news will report when a building burns down - but not say a thing when one is built. It's just human nature.

    Lately, I've been considering an outside TV antenna for my house -
    so guess what?
    I check out the antenna forums - and what are they saying??? brand x better than brand z?
    ...who makes the best antenna?
    ...why doesn't my new antenna work? do I hook up this antenna?

    and of course there is always the
    "I bought this antenna and it doesn't work"

    I came here to the GeoExchange Forum because I was going through my first winter with my new geothermal system and I wanted to find out why there was frost forming on my loop pipe connectors - and I find out that it's normal - it's normal to squeeze heat out of liquid that is 20 degrees F!

    So I find that there are a lot of people here with lots of knowledge about geothermal and they are willing to share what they know.

    and I'm sticking around because I want to know as much as I can about this investment in my basement. And there is no better way to learn than from experience - and that's what we do here.

    Tens of thousands of geothermal units are installed every year (and growing!) - but I don't believe that they are all going to come on here and tell us how great everything is.

    But if it's not working right............................

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