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“Being a part of this study is one of the most important things we as a co-op can do for our members. It's the future—I believe it.”


—Rusty Grissom, District 3 Trustee


T e Weyenbergs have been interested in


geothermal for years, notes Sheila Weyenberg. T eir previous heat pump system was nearly a decade old and they were considering a GHP replacement when they read the March OEC News bulletin. Sheila Weyenberg was not put off by the up-


front costs of installation. "Being green is more important to us than the savings," she remarked in August as Waggoner's Heating and Air and Waters Electric were making their fi nal installations. T e Listens were somewhat concerned about the up-front costs, but had a 25-year-old system


they knew was going to go out any day. T ey made a cost comparison and decided to make the initial investment in hopes their cost savings over time prove more economical. [44-194-019-00] "We had to blow insulation in the attic—that


alone made a huge diff erence to our bill and the comfort level," reported Paula Listen. We'll follow along with the Weyenbergs and


Listens over the new year and report on the data as it comes in.


News Magazine


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Technology News


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