Below are G.E.T.’s top picks from NY-GEO’s weekly “Just-In” Newsletter. Just In! features three fresh news item summaries on the NY-GEO home page every Monday. NY-GEO members get the full newsletter, which includes an advanced look at the website articles, plus event listings and job openings and several bonus article summaries with links, usually on the Saturday before website publication.
Video: Is Geothermal Heating and Cooling Worth the Cost? Heat Pumps Explained
– “One of the best explanations I’ve seen of Geothermal systems” – Geoff Hoffer, Aztech Geothermal. This 12 minute video
by Matt Ferrell from Undecided explores the ins and outs of geothermal Heat Pumps. “When building a house, homeowners have several ways to power their heating and cooling systems, like oil, natural gas, or electricity. But there’s another option right below our feet. You can install geothermal heating and cooling in your home, but is it worth the cost? And how does it hold up?”
@ChefJonKung Breaks Down Why He Cooks with Induction—& why he won’t be going back to polluting gas in his home. New video from Mothers Out Front – “The trick with induction is that there is a magnetic field working so that the pan is heating itself from within.” Professional chefs like @ChefJonKung LOVE cooking with clean induction cooktops because of the precise temperature control and fast cooking times. ‘With induction, depending on how you are using it, it is pretty much immediate.’… Professional chef @ChefJonKung says it’s time to give induction a try for:
✅ a cooler kitchen
✅ healthier air quality
✅ more precise temperature control
@ChefJonKung first discovered induction technology when doing pop-ups in Detroit —he’s been hooked ever since! Precise temp control, easy cleanup & none of the dangers of gas.
Geothermal & Solar Combination in CT Claims $100 per month utility bills – From News 12 Brooklyn – “Residents living in one Bridgeport, CT community say their utility bills are barely more than $100 per month, thanks to 100% green energy. Seaview Village is a gated community in the East End of Bridgeport that is entirely fueled by green energy. Each condo is equipped with solar panels and geothermal heating and cooling units. ‘That allows folks in this community to experience 50 to 60% savings,’ says Seaview Village Project Manager Christy Duffy-Acevedo. ‘I think this could go statewide,’ says State Rep. Chris Rosario. ‘I think this could be a national model.’ Rosario has worked to establish a Municipal Energy Security Authority (MESA), which would make federal dollars more available so that other neighborhoods, particularly low-income areas, can share in the energy savings. Click here for 2 minute video news spot.
Switched Reluctance Motors Might be the Future of Variable Speed Heat Pumps and Air Handlers
– The use of software and fast computing might make the switched reluctance motor
able to enhance the efficiency of variable speed heat pump compressors, pumps, and air handling systems. See the full article, including a six-minute video, here
.. Turntide’s basic innovation is a software-controlled motor, or switch reluctance motor, that uses precise pulses of energy instead of a constant flow of electricity. “In a conventional motor you are continuously driving current into the motor whatever speed you want to run it at,” Morris said. “We’re pulsing in precise amounts of current just at the times when you need the torque… It’s software-defined hardware.”