Geothermal energy a cheaper option

By Ryan Jahnke, Thermo Source (as published in the The Detroit News, Opinion Editorials)
February 16, 2013 at 1:00 am

The state of Michigan has taken a great step in encouraging wind farms, solar arrays and biodiesel, but is missing out on another tremendous source of renewable energy: Geothermal. Unlike your typical renewable energy systems, geothermal is an energy conservation measure that utilizes free, constant and continuous temperature stored naturally in the ground to provide the most energy-efficient form of comfort heating, comfort cooling, domestic hot water and even refrigeration. When compared to typical fossil fuel furnaces and air conditioners, geothermal systems can provide energy savings of up to 60 percent.

Pushing the Geothermal Envelope

Innovative GeoSmart Energy earns solid reputation for expertise and knowledge

There’s an adage used by sports teams that goes something like this: You’re only as good as the players around you. In many ways, that same maxim applies to the business world. And a specific example can be found with GeoSmart Energy, one of the largest non-manufacturing based distributors of geothermal heating and cooling solutions.

Learning about the inner workings of the heatpump

SUCCESS STORY – Centennial College

November 27, 2012

The future of the geothermal industry is in great hands thanks to a strategic partnership between Centennial College and GeoSmart Energy. The alliance between education and industry has given students in the Energy System Engineering Technology program unprecedented access to practical hands-on training on a fully-functioning geothermal system at the college’s Progress Campus where it joins other onsite renewable energy systems including wind turbines and solar panels.

GeoSmart Drilling - adding grout

Use the right grout on your next geothermal project

By Stan Marco, GeoSmart Energy (as published in the Fall 2012 issue of Ground Water Canada)

Adhering to environmentally friendly and following sustainable practices are two important factors to keep in mind when installing geothermal systems. Our industry’s reputation relies on system designers, contractors, drillers and installers maintaining the highest of standards in all aspects of the installation. This includes selecting the right grout for the job.

Geothermal Cost Effective Choice In Columbia River Gorge

By John Geyer and BreAnna Morris Geo Outlook 2012, Vol. 9, No. 3 — This article in Geo Outlook discusses an energy cost comparison study for two homes in Stevenson, Washington. The article can be viewed as a PDF here. Or view it on the Geo Outlook magazine page.


Harper Government of Canada Supports New Energy-Efficient Town Hall

July 4, 2012

news-release-2012-6368THORNBURY, ONTARIO — The Honourable Joe Oliver, Minister of Natural Resources, and Chris Emanuel, member of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ (FCM) Board of Directors, announced today an investment that has enabled the Town of the Blue Mountains to build a new energy-efficient town hall.


GeoSmart Energy Launches Innovative PremiumV Variable Capacity Inverter Heat Pump

Novemebr 18, 2013  

GeoSmart Energy Launches Innovative PremiumV Variable Capacity Inverter Heat Pump
GeoSmart unveils state of the art 5.3 COP inverter heat pump to Geothermal Specialists at training course in Cambridge, ON.

Cambridge, ON – GeoSmart Energy, a Canadian leader in the geothermal heat pump market, today launched it’s most efficient and innovative product yet. The PremiumV series variable capacity inverter heat pump represents a quantum leap forward in technology integration, efficiency and comfort.

Québec: New Green Retrofit Tax Credit

Novemebr 1, 2013  

Québec: New Green Retrofit Tax Credit topped at $10,000

Quebec Government announced on October 7, 2013 the establishment of a 20 % green income tax credit for the replacement of fossil fuel heating systems with renewable energy systems such as geothermal heat pumps. The maximum tax credit is set at $10,000. For example, a $25,000 geothermal heat pump system could qualify for a $5,000 income tax credit. 

GeoSmart’s New Multi Loop and Pump Handler Fast & Efficient

GeoSmart’s New Multi Loop and Pump Handler Fast & Efficient

GeoSmart introduces state-of-the-art compact multi loop feeder and pump puller to North American drilling industry at CanWell conference in Hamilton, ON.

May 23, 2012

Cambridge, ON – GeoSmart Energy is elevating the Canadian geothermal drilling industry to a new level of efficiency with its recent acquisition of a new time-saving multi loop and pump handler designed specifically for geothermal drilling applications, but with additional applications for the water well industries. Compact and powerful, the GeoSmart Push’N Pull simplifies the installation of geothermal pipes in vertical drill applications, saving time, money and manual labour.

The Grouting Process

Flush, fill and purge geothermal loops the right way

February 13, 2012

One of the most important steps in ensuring a successful geothermal installation involves flushing, filling and purging of the loop system. When and how you do this can mean the difference between a well-installed system and one destined to be plagued with problems.