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Case Studies: Dubuque, Iowa

  • Type of home: Single family, one story
  • Unique features: Radiant floor heat, Styrofoam concrete construction and heated garage
  • Living space: 1,934 square feet, plus 936 sq. ft. garage
  • Winter design heat loss: 39,834 Btu/hour house, 22,308 Btu/hour garage
  • Summer design heat gain: 18,612 Btu/hour house, 8,628 Btu/hour garage
  • Installation: Three ton WaterFurnace
  • Horizontal loop: 2,500 feet of polyethylene pipe
  • Heating season: $366.57 (8,451 kWh)
  • Cooling season: $160.91 (2,923 kWh)
  • Owner comments: "The comfort, safety, strength and quietness of the geothermal radiant floor heat is unequaled in any other type of system on the market today."