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Art Hunter, the hero in the Darkness!

Take a look at the article of ottawacitizen.

Art Hunter provided his rural Manotick neighbors with electricity to power their fridges, freezers, cellphones, electric kettles, etc.

He created power at home through solar panels and used geothermal energy for heating and cooling.


News Story Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Geothermal is gaining popularity in the community.

As it is an expensive technology to install initially, people tend to ask for the factors that can decrease the performance of a geothermal system.

These factors may affect the system.
• Dirty air filters (fixed by cleaning the air filters)
• Air trapped in the ground loop (fixed by purging the ground loop)
• Declining antifreeze levels (fixed by adding more antifreeze to the loop)
• Mis-setting the thermostat (human error – fixed by setting the thermostat at the correct temperature)
• Dropping water table or increased mineral content in the groundwater


News Story Monday, May 23, 2022

Victoria Day!

The management and staff from Ontario Geothermal Association wish you a Happy Victoria Day.


News Story Thursday, May 19, 2022

For home and building owners, what are the advantages of geothermal over conventional HVAC systems?

The benefits of a Geothermal System are:

Less Maintenance,
Environmentally Friendly,
Lower Utility Bills,
Waste heat removed from the property in the cooling season can be used to provide free hot water,
Safer to occupants as CO potential sources are removed.

Have questions about geothermal?
Visit our FAQs page or contact us via email  


News Story Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Are you curious about the cost of installing a Geothermal system?

The cost depends on the type of system you choose.

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

Check out our FAQs page if you have more questions, or contact us.


News Story Thursday, May 12, 2022

Throwback Thursday!

We are coming up to the 6 year anniversary of the OGA participation as an intervener in OEB 2016-004 Generic Proceeding on Natural Gas Expansion in communities not served. If you are interested in reviewing the file documents, you can find the complete document set at:


News Story Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Check out this article about Heat Pumps and their demand.

There was a time when heat pumps were considered a novel technology. Nowadays things have changed, it is a common topic that is being discussed on television, radio, and mainstream press outlets.

Although the price tag on heat pumps is higher than the boilers, a group of people is still ready to get them installed sooner than later.

What do you think? Let us know.


News Story Friday, May 06, 2022

How to Leverage Collaboration Between Municipalities & Contractors for Small & Rural Community Climate Action Plans.

See Adlar Gross’s presentation at the OGA Conference.


News Story Thursday, May 05, 2022

Accelerating Municipal Climate Action Implementation presentation from this year’s OGA Conference.

Check out Gabriela Kalapos’ presentation here.


News Story Wednesday, May 04, 2022

Ground Source Heat Pumps Playing a Role in Achieving 2050 Net-Zero Targets at the 2022 OGA Conference.

Check out Jean-Philippe Hardy’s (of Dunsky Energy + Climate Advisors) presentation.

News Story Tuesday, May 03, 2022

Jennifer Burstein’s presentation on Using Geothermal in High-Rise Applications

If you missed Jennifer Burstein’s presentation on Using Geothermal in High-Rise Applications, at this year's OGA Conference on April 26th, check out the presentation here (link ).

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News Story Thursday, April 28, 2022

We want to thank our Gold Sponsors for all their support!


- Geosource Energy Inc.

- GroundHeat

- Water Furnace Distributed by Eden Energy Equipment Ltd




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