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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.

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.

Horizontal boring machine

Geothermal Installation – Consider horizontal boring on your next geo project

January 9, 2012

The term ‘trenchless technology’ is a drilling application that we don’t often associate with geothermal loop installations . . . but we should.

Given advancements in horizontal boring equipment over the past few years, this technique has become both an economical and feasible option when it comes to installing geothermal loops and has earned its place in the geothermal space.

Philip and Mary's house


November 30, 2011

When Philip and Mary Ann’s two children ask for the ‘Arctic Blast’ on a hot summer’s night, they know it’s time to drop their thermostat a half degree. That’s all it takes for the air in their home to quickly reach that ‘air conditioned’ feel thanks to the GeoSmart Energy Premium G forced air unit they had installed in their two-storey home three years ago.

‘Well’, what are you going to do?

Geothermal Drilling, a viable career and business option.

September 1, 2011

When geothermal technology first entered the marketplace in Southern Ontario some 30 years ago, it was understandably embraced by groundwater specialists as a viable way to expand their businesses given the associated demand for open loop water well systems.

Open loop geothermal systems in the purest form require two water wells sharing the same aquifer. The supply well often does dual duty, supplying domestic water as well as supply water to the geothermal heat pump. The clean tempered water is then returned unharmed to the same aquifer via the second water well located some distance away on the same property.  Given the skill sets of licensed water well specialists, they were quick to recognize the increased business potential.

Funeral Home Cuts Utility Bills in Half With Geothermal

October 27, 2010

Original story posted on Monster Commercial:

Monster Commercial learned that Randy Briercliffe, owner of Transcona Funeral Home in Winnipeg, had set up a GeoSmart geothermal system at his business. We contacted him to get some feedback on how the system was working out and how much money he has saved by putting in the system.