IEA released a report titled NetZero by 2050, a Roadmap for the Global Energy Sector.

They project by 2050 that two-thirds of residential buildings in advanced economies and around 40% of residential buildings in emerging markets and developing economies are fitted with a heat pump.

Let us know what you think.

Check out the report here.


News Story Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Is geothermal recommended for summer homes?

If a home is used solely during the summer months and completely closed down during the winter season (including draining all water pipes), it is not recommended to install a geothermal system.

If you have questions about geothermal, check out our FAQ section on our website.


News Story Thursday, May 20, 2021

How much does it cost to install a geothermal system?

The cost of installing a geothermal system depends on the type of system you choose.

You can have an open or closed loop, and it can use forced air, hydronic baseboard or radiant floors for heating and cooling distribution within the building. The initial installation cost is higher than a conventional HVAC system, but the operating costs are far lower.

For a quote on what it would cost to install a geothermal system in your home or building, visit the HRAI to find a geothermal contractor near you.


Have you seen this article on National Geographic written by Jay Egg about the 10 Myths of Geothermal Heating and Cooling?

It has some really good information about how geothermal works and it debunks some myths.


News Story Thursday, May 13, 2021

Consider some new training with Jay Egg!


Inspecting GHP+GSHP
8:30am - 4:30pm EST
$299.00/person + applicable taxes
For group rates, please contact for more details.

In this course, "Building Officials Guide to Inspecting Air & Ground Source Heat Pumps," Building Officials will become familiar with operations and processes when inspecting air and ground source heat pumps. In addition, participants will learn how earlier versions of heat pumps operated. This will lead to a discussion of what makes modern system functionality more efficient in northern climates.


Upcoming webinar on May 14, 2021, about reframing the policy discussion on geothermal heat pump systems.


A recent study by Dunsky Energy Consulting highlights the unique benefits of ground source heat pump (GSHP) systems to the long-term development and management of a sustainable electricity grid.

Martin Luymes, Vice President, Government & Stakeholder Relations HRAI
Jean-Phillippe Hardy, Dunsky Energy Consulting
Natalie Irwin, Director of Stakeholder Engagement, Efficiency Canada

Register here:


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Check out the OGA / Clean Air Partnership webinar recording

Check out the OGA / Clean Air Partnership webinar recording "Geothermal 101 and Benefits of Electrification" with Jeff Hunter & Martin Luymes.

Jeff Hunter from the Ontario Geothermal Association provided a presentation on the background, business case and models of the geothermal heat pump sector and Martin Luymes from the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) presented the highlights of The Economic Value of Ground Source Heat Pumps for Beneficial Electrification study.

Let us know what you think!


The OGA is an affiliated association of the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI)