The Heat is On!

Our heating system is finally up and running, a little later than we’d hoped but better late than never.  Since it’s still a little nippy out we certainly felt the benefit today!  The system heats the café area, and uses a ground source heat pump, installed by local company Retherm. Ground source heat pumps extract heat from a system of underground pipes and are typically much more energy efficient than a traditional boiler, running at about 300%-400% efficiency.  Which means for every unit of electricity used to run the system we get 3 to 4 units of heat out.  It’s been a long haul to get this far, and we’d like to thank everyone who has contributed to the effort.

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