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Home Heating Options


From heat pumps to solar power to geo-thermal, which home heating options make most sense for most Mainers? there are a dizzying array of options when it comes to home heating systems.  How does each work, what are the pros and cons of each, and how do you figure out whether it's a good idea to switch from your current system to one of the newer technologies?

Guests:  Dana Fischer - Efficiency Maine Residential Program Manager
  Richard Riegel Burbank, President & CEO of Evergreen Home Performance, LLC
  Tux Turkel, staff writer for the Portland Press Herald with a focus on energy issues

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