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Jay Egg

Jay's passion for geothermal air-conditioning and heating started during a repair to his own home air-conditioning system 1989. Frustrated by the extreme tropical climate which had added to the premature failure of his air-conditioning system, he modified his home air conditioner to become a ground water-cooled system. Jay founded EggGeothermal in 1990 to provide geothermal HVAC systems. As a result of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, EggGeothermal entered into a new age of acceptance. Jay currently focuses his professional efforts on geothermal consulting, writing, and speaking engagements. Among his clients are federal, state and local governments, developers, associations, and private entities.

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Geothermal Heat Pumps for the Kids

Posted by Jay Egg

Jun 2, 2015 7:40:00 AM

“Within your lifetime, the house you live in will probably be heated and cooled by geothermal energy.”-Geothermal Day Website

 

Renwable Energy; YES!   Metric Marvels; Not so much...

OLD HABITS DIE-HARD. Many of us can remember when the public school system curriculum began metric instruction.  In 1970, I was a student at Skyline Elementary in Barstow, CA.  I distinctly remember Mrs. Sims sharing the Metric System with us in 1st grade, stating that by the time we were in high school, the Old-English measurements of miles, pounds, and pints would be all but history. What happened?

I also remember the promise of electric cars, on-line shopping (they called it “TV shopping”) and solar energy; all by the time we were in high school. I’m pleased to see that even though it’s taken a bit longer (45 years later), most of those energy efficiency initiatives have become a reality. I don’t know what to say about the metric system...

One of the forms of renewable energy that is enjoying widespread acceptance (unlike the “Metric Marvels”) is geothermal; so much so that we are have remarkable interest at elementary and upper-grade level studies.  I get increasing numbers of requests from kids all over the country for information that they can use in reports and essays on geothermal heat pump (GHP) technologies.  That’s great news.

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Happy "Geo-Solar" New Year 2015!

Posted by Jay Egg

Jan 2, 2015 6:46:54 AM

Did you know that geothermal is really solar energy from our best solar collector? Well, it is!

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Where Have All the "Hot Water Generators" Gone?

Posted by Jay Egg

Nov 6, 2014 5:48:15 PM

Next to heating and cooling, a household’s second largest consumer of energy may be Domestic Hot Water (DHW) needs.

 

There is a device that is sometimes referred to as desuperheater, Energy Conservation Unit (ECU), or for our purposes, a “domestic hot-water generator”.  A “hot water generator” is a great way to provide domestic hot water or other hot-water needs while at the same time improving the efficiency of the heat pump to which they are connected. Desuperheaters are simple, but if misapplied, they can cause problems.

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The "Geothermal HVAC Dream-Team" is in Your Own Home Town

Posted by Jay Egg

Oct 13, 2014 3:10:47 PM

A geothermal team consists of all the parts to make a geothermal heating and cooling project come to fruition; and they’re likely right in your local area.  You may want to install a geothermal-solar system in your home, or have it deigned for a whole community, and the parts will be much the same.  Like a library full of books, the knowledge is there.  What makes knowledge powerful is when it is assimilated for a great purpose like earth coupled HVAC.

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Choosing A Window AC Costs More Than You Think

Posted by Jay Egg

Aug 1, 2014 11:25:00 AM

Don't let the initial low cost of an off-the-shelf window-sized air conditioner fool you. Before long, you'll be paying far more for that cool air than you would with an alternative such as geothermal.

 That back bedroom is just too hot! Maybe “they” didn't run a big enough duct, or you’ve never had AC there.

Cold Comfort. Window-sized air conditioners may seem like a good deal, but they're woefully poor users of energy.It doesn’t matter if you’re in a four room apartment or a single family home, the weather outside is hot.

The first stop for most people is the home improvement store, Amazon, or whatever else is available in a moment of desperation. We purchase a $200 window or "through-the-wall" air-conditioning unit, and pay tremendously high energy bills for a woefully inefficient product. Let's look at some of the real and intangible factors with regard to the cost of installing a window air conditioner, some of which may not have come to mind. 

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