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A cool way to heat up

Dear Editor:I think Paul Andersen is doing a very important public service to get some discussion going in regard to geothermal heating of homes, roads, etc. (“Mining hot and cold,” May 22).Paul mentions experiments in Sweden, but very good examples can be found locally. We have the Sundesigns architect in Glenwood Springs who is an expert in practical applications. Dean Moffatt has already placed geothermal features in several buildings, and a substantial home being built on the back of Aspen Mountain will have eight wells as part of its heating and cooling system.I’ve asked Dean about using this means of supplementing heat for smaller homes, and he insists it is possible now, not as some system for a City of Tomorrow.I urge Aspen valley residents and reporters to contact Dean and see if he will allow you to visit the site and watch its implementation in the next few months. Dean’s new project will be well worth watching! It’s time to take energy-saving seriously.Buzz CooperGlenwood Springs

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