Best heat pump configuration to combine with geothermal air system in Sedona, Az?
We are planning on using a geothermal air system to cool the house we will build in Sedona Az (750sqf). We are currently hashing out best heating options and heat pumps are winning our favor. What is the optimal combination of the two systems to keep costs down and efficiency high. We will be primarily solar. We are familiar with the Nebraskan Russ Finch (Citrus in the Snow) system and his 8×8 room into which he pumped underground air (53 degrees F) and placed his heat pump. He did this in the 70’s prior to heat pump efficiency improvements. Also, Sedona’s climate is a far cry from Nebraska and we would ideally like to skip the 8×8 room unless its effects and savings would warrant the extra square footage. Any ideas for ideal/simple configurations? Thank you, thank you.
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