Earth Power Loans

The installation of your geothermal system can be financed by Manitoba Hydro's Earth Power Loans program.

You can borrow up to $20,000.00 over 5 years and pay off the loan at any time. Payments are conveniently made on your monthly Hydro bill. Currently, Manitoba Hydro's Earth Power Loan rate is 4.9%.

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Contributing to a Better Environment

Geothermal heating & cooling systems draw upon the natural heat produced by the Earth to heat and cool your home or business.

Very little electricity is used by the heat pump itself. No fossilized fuels are used. Therefore, there are no emissions, which are know to contribute to The Greenhouse Effect and global warming.

Geothermal vs RRSP

What should you do? Install a less expensive conventional heating system and invest the rest in an RRSP?

Or, should you install a geothermal system?

This spreadsheet shows you the suprising difference.

Ground Loop Options

There are 4 loop systems used by Geothermal Heating, each of which can turn your back yard into a source of power, and power efficiency is similar between all four. The option which will suit you will depend upon soil type, ground water availability, and the size of your yard. There are rare situations when installing the system may not be possible.

Horizontal Closed Loops

These are a common installation in Canada. Horizontal loops are installed where soils can be excavated easily. Since they take up more land area than any other loop system, thay are used where space permits.

A trench is dug on the property, and the pipe is buried in one continuous loop or a series of parallel loops. Landscaping may be required on renovation installations.

Vertical Closed Loops

Vertical loops are often used where land area is limited, or where it would be difficult to dig the more economical horizontal loops. Several pairs of pipes with a U-bend assembly at the bottom are inserted into a series of deep bore holes which are then grouted to ensure good heat transfer.

Lake or Pond Closed Loops

If a pond or lake is available, the heat pump loops can utilize the water rather than the soil to transfer heat. The pipe loop must be weighted properly to remain on the bottom of the lake and to avoid shifting caused by the movement of spring ice.

Lake or pond loops are usually less expensive to install than trenching into the ground.

Water or Well Open Loops

Open loop systems extract or eject heat directly from or to a water well, returning the water in accordance with environmental regulations. Water quality and quantity must be ensured before an installation of this style can be done.