News : Green Alliance Home Demonstrates Synergy Between Solar, Geothermal

Jan 3, 2012

Published by Portsmouth Patch

By David Anderson

When Ray and Joann Whitley installed a geothermal heating system in their Salisbury, MA home two years ago, they were thrilled to eliminate the cost of heating oil from their budget. 

“While our electric bill did go up because the geothermal back up is an electric fan, it only went up about a third of what we had been paying for oil for the year,” according to Joann.

“We decided to go ahead and install some solar panels on our garage to offset the electrical cost of running the system,” Ray chimed in...

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