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Pumped up for geothermal heat

An Evanston couple says their new geothermal heat system is keeping their winter utility bills as low as $100 a month.

Rebecca and Arthur Cacayuran are the focus of a full-page feature in today’s Chicago Tribune on geothermal heating. They say the system in their townhouse in the new Church Street Village development makes it easy to save on energy while staying comfortable.

But supporters of the approach admit the initial installation cost for the geothermal heat pump systems can be as much as four times what a traditional furnace would cost.

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