Interesting article on Geothermal Heat Pumps.

Interesting article on Geothermal Heat Pumps.
GHPs are also twice as efficient as the top-rated air-source air conditioners and almost 50% more efficient than the best gas furnaces; they have the lowest emissions levels of all applications in HVAC.

By using sustainable, free geothermal energy, GHPs reduce a building’s energy consumption by up to 25% and can cut its emissions from energy use by up to 50%. With such extraordinary benefits, it’s puzzling why these incredibly efficient and sustainable HVAC systems are not yet widely used.

What do you think? Let us know!


News Story Thursday, August 26, 2021

Want to save the environment and save money at the same time? Geothermal does both! It saves money and the environment at the same time.

Add even more saving with the Greener Homes Program that includes a grant for geothermal heat pumps!

A common misconception about geothermal is that it is expensive.

The upfront cost of a geothermal system is higher, but it eliminates your heating bill and provides a super-efficient, low-maintenance cooling system.

Qualifying heat pumps will receive $5000 for new installations. Both open and closed-loop systems qualify.

More info on the grant is here.

Learn more about geothermal and find a contractor here.


Heat Pumps are Heating up in Waterloo Region! 🔥

The latest climate change report is bleaker than ever. But we cannot become paralyzed by that news or the reports that our governments, banks, institutions and pension funds continue to prop up Big Oil. We can all do something.

Heat pumps for residential use can be air-sourced or ground-sourced (geothermal). Water-sourced pumps work for multi-unit and commercial buildings. They do not use fossil fuels.

Check out the article here. Let us know what you think!


News Story Thursday, August 19, 2021

It's throwback Thursday! We posted this back in 2019!

Avoiding fossil fuels with Geothermal.

“I like that the AC is quiet and gentle. It's not a blast of cold air. We’re using energy out of the earth to heat and cool the house rather than other energy. So we’re not burning oil and we’re not burning propane.” - Mary Lynda, Optician


News Story Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Congratulations to GeoSource and the OEC on their joint venture!

Together, both organizations bring more than 30 years of combined experience to the renewable energy sector, having designed and delivered over 300 geo-exchange energy systems, as well as other renewable power generation projects.

“We are excited to establish a partnership with Geosource Energy Inc., an important step as we support communities through the clean energy transition,” said Rob Lister, President and Chief Executive Officer, OEC.

Check out the press release! Click the link below.


Join the Ontario Geothermal Association today! HRAI/OGA membership has some great benefits:

- Advocacy
- Training
- Marketing
- Industry Statistics
- Industry News

Companies working in the geothermal industry must be a member of the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute (HRAI) in order to join the Ontario Geothermal Association (OGA).

Learn more about our membership here.


Check out the IPCC report published yesterday!

It is unequivocal that human influence has warmed the atmosphere, ocean and land. Widespread and rapid changes in the atmosphere, ocean, cryosphere and biosphere have occurred.

Global surface temperature will continue to increase until at least the mid-century under all emissions scenarios considered. Global warming of 1.5°C and 2°C will be exceeded during the 21st century unless deep reductions in CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions occur in the coming decades.

From a physical science perspective, limiting human-induced global warming to a specific level requires limiting cumulative CO2 emissions, reaching at least net zero CO2 emissions, along with strong reductions in other greenhouse gas emissions. Strong, rapid and sustained reductions in CH4 emissions would also limit the warming effect resulting from declining aerosol pollution and would improve air quality.

The report is here


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