If you are looking to learn more about geothermal…
Geothermal energy is recognized around the world as the most efficient and greenest heating/cooling method by many opinion leaders in government and private sectors. However a lot of information out there on geothermal heating and cooling is based on outdated information, or outright myths. What is undoubtably true, is that Geothermal HVAC systems have become the most common feature of eco-friendly homes. These geothermal installations accounted for 20 percent of all newly built homes in the United States in 2013. The retrofit market in Canada for heat pumps alone is nearly half of all equipment replaced or upgraded (Canadian GeoExchange Report). By 2016, a Wall Street Journal article has predicted that geothermal and green housing projects will grow from $36 billion a year to as much as $114 billion. That’s quickly approaching almost 40 percent of the entire housing market in United States.
Geothermal systems are hands down the most efficient air conditioning and heating technology available, providing premium comfort and remarkable equipment longevity, storm resiliency and impressive tangible benefits available only to those implementing this technology.
Here are some articles and links to help you with your research
WaterFurnace International, Inc.
WaterFurnace International is a leading manufacturer of residential, commercial, industrial and institutional geothermal and water source heat pumps. Products from WaterFurnace include energy-efficient and environmentally friendly geothermal comfort systems, indoor air quality products and pool heaters. WaterFurnace (TSX:WFI) was founded in 1983, and the company is headquartered in Fort Wayne, Ind.
Tackaberry Heating and Refrigeration Supplies
Founded in 1967, by Mac and Betty Tackaberry and still 100% owned by the Tackaberry Family, with both of Mac and Betty’s children, Frances and Paul working in the HVACR Distributor and Sheet Metal manufacturer business with offices in Kingston, Belleville, Brockville and Cornwall Ontario.
KeepRite Refrigeration brings nearly 70 years of experience and commitment to the refrigeration industry – beginning with the product design and engineering, and continuing through manufacturing, sales and after market support.
With continuous innovation, attention to detail, quality construction in every way and listening to the customers – builders, HVAC contactors and homeowners vänEE has been leading the ventilation industry for more then three decades.
Green Building Advisor
The Complete Source for Building an Remodeling Green Homes
Ten Myths About Geothermal Heating and Cooling by Jay Egg
Introduction to How Geothermal Energy Works by Stephanie Watson
Geothermal Heat Pump: How It Works by Max Alexander, This Old House
Underground Cash, Forbes 2007
Want a nice dividend so you can cover your heating bill? You could buy a utility stock, or you could put the money into a geothermal system.
What Do Owners of Geothermal Systems Think?
Up to 95% of geothermal system owners would recommend installing such a system as reflected in online users’ and owners’ forums, including GeoExchange where you can experience the viewpoints of thousands of geothermal system owners. The Geothermal Exchange Organization is a non-profit trade association of the Geothermal Heat Pump Industry in the United States, who’s aim is to promote the manufacture, design and installation of the most energy efficient and environmentally friendly heating and cooling technology in the world.
The Canadian GeoExchange Coalition is Canada’s industry association for heat pump technologies and the nexus of information, training, certification, standards and public awareness.
The National Association of Home Builders recently shared the results of a national survey commissioned to determine the satisfaction levels of green homeowners from last three years (GuildQuality-Study), of which 94% agreed that they would recommend a green home to a friend.
The growth of Geothermal Utility Services in Canada such as GeoTility are likely to bolster further implementation in mainstreaming geothermal HVAC technologies.
EnergyStar and Natural Resources Canada has compiled a searchable list of approved geothermal products including a wide range of WaterFurnace products that carry the EnergyStar emblem of approval.
The US Department of Energy has data on geothermal system return on investment.
The California-based Consumer Energy Center praises versatile geothermal energy.
Green Energy Futures is a project that seeks to share the stories of green energy pioneers who are doing incredible things just below the radar of the conventional media.
Find out what the Union of Concerned Scientists has to say about Geothermal.
Glitnir US Geothermal Report 2007
International Ground Source Heat Pump Association
The mission of International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) and its membership is to promote the use of ground source heat pump technology worldwide through education and communication.
Geothermal Resources Council
With the experience and dedication of its diverse, international membership and a 40-year plus track record, the Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) has built a solid reputation as the world’s premier geothermal association
Green Building Institute
The Green Building Institute is the Green Education Leader, bringing information to people who want to understand the benefits of going green in their homes or businesses.
GEO-HEAT CENTER – Oregon Institute of Technology
Firsthand experience with hundreds of projects and through extensive research is provided to individuals, organizations or companies involved in geothermal development.
Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI)
Provides leadership for the HVACR industry’s with governments, the public and the energy sector through communications, education and advocacy in Canada and internationally.
The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI)
The trade association representing manufacturers of HVACR and water heating equipment within the global industry.