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Congressman Tonko visits home using geothermal energy

September 01, 2019 02:06 PM

SCHENECTADY COUNTY -- The Earth is being used to heat and cool a home. 

Congressman Paul Tonko took a tour of the barn in Delanson Friday. It uses a geothermal energy system. 

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While outdoor temperatures change throughout the year, underground temperatures remain fairly constant. 

Geothermal systems capitalize on this to bring stored heat indoors in the winter, and pulled out of the building in the summer. They can be more than three times as efficient as standard heating and cooling systems. 

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Muneib Chater

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