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The heart of the geothermal system starts with the two header pipes on the right in the photo. They come directly from the underground field bringing water into the home that has been warmed by the natural temperature of the earth.

Geothermal energy a real possibility, even at this latitude

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What comes to mind when you think of geothermal? Perhaps it is Iceland or Yellowstone National Park.

Jason Bast is hopeful you will think of him. One of the homes featured this spring on the Tour of Homes features a geothermal heating and cooling system. It was built by Bast.

The geothermal system starts with 3,000 feet of tubing buried 20 feet below the surface and arranged in five 600 foot loops.

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