Let’s demystify Geothermal Heating & Cooling

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This is the beginning of a blog where geothermal heating & cooling matters most, above but not beyond other renewables, where quality installations will be showcased and where people can share their thoughts & opinions related to the HVAC industry.

Geothermal Heat Pump Systems (GHPS) could potentially reduce the amount of energy used for heating and cooling by up to 70%, resulting in an equivalent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. With elimination of heating equipment such as boilers and furnaces which use the combustion of oils and gases to heat buildings, and the elimination of cooling towers which utilize large amounts of energy, installation and use of GHPS result in zero on-site emissions and significant reductions in peak demand, which reduces emissions from power plants.

Housing operation is the most energy — and CO₂ — intensive among all consumer activities, while space conditioning and water heating are the largest components of housing operation. GSHPs can provide these essential energy services at emissions reductions of 60 percent relative to the conventional fuel options.

3 R’s & integrated design:  Reduce, Reuse & Recycle

  • Using GSHP’s in our buildings will reduce the energy footprint by 70%
  • Most GSHP system components such as external accessories can be reused when replacing the heat pump.
  • Inherent to the system, we recycle the solar energy stored in the earth by reversing the heat pump cycle.
  • Integrated design & GSHP technology are a perfect match, it is by far the best way to lower operating & maintenance costs.

geothermie_collecteurCanadians are some of the highest per capita energy users. Canada is responsible for 2% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. The average emissions for a Canadian are approximately 5 tonnes, and the per capita emissions are 24 tonnes. The extra 19 tonnes come from the emissions created by industry, agriculture, and commercial transportation.

Our main source of power, electricity, is mostly produced burning fossil fuels, using coal or nuclear energy. These methods of generating power give off greenhouse gases and make nuclear waste. Saving on energy means less toxic by-products, cleaner air, cleaner water, and the preservation of wildlife habitat that is destroyed by strip mining and drilling.

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