A Goethermal system generally consists of two primary components:

  1. Outside, a system of buried pipe (the loop) carries a heat transfer fluid that picks up heat from the earth or releases heat to it. The loop consists of pipes removing heat from the earth in the heating mode and releasing heat to it in the cooling mode.
  2. Inside, is a heat pump and pumping arrangement which transfers the heat supplied by the loop. This is accomplished by a refrigeration process which transfers heating or cooling via forced air or water.
Similar to a refrigerator

Similar to a refrigerator

The process a geothermal heat pump uses works much like a refrigerator, which removes heat from food and passes it into the kitchen through it's back coils.

A heat pump can heat or cool, so there is no need for separate units for heating and air conditioning.

A geothermal heat pump extracts heat from, or pumps it into the earth through high-density polyethylene pipe buried either vertically or horizontally. The pipe contains a heat transfer fluid which generally stays the same temperature as the earth surrounding it.

This process replaces the need to burn fossil fuels or circulate current through electric elements.

No fossiled fuels or electric elements

No fossiled fuels or electric elements

Absorbes heat during cold months.In warmer months, the process reverses

Absorbes heat during cold months.
In warmer months, the process reverses

After circulating through the piping loop in the ground, the mixture is piped into the home, where it is connected to the heat exchanger in the heat pump.

In winter the fluid in the pipes absorbs the heat in the earth and distributes it in the home. In summer, this is reversed. The fluid absorbs heat from the home and returns it to the earth.

A geothermal system can heat or cool any home - location doesn't matter. Piping can be installed under a lawn, landscaped area, driveway, or even the home itself.

The system can go anywhere

The system can go anywhere

Exchange heat with well and lake water

Exchange heat with well and lake water

Geothermal heat pumps can also exchange heat with well water and lake water. If your heat pump uses well water, the water is circulated directly through the system and returned to the ground via a second well on your property.

Geothermal heat pumps are able to use a device called a "desuperheater" to reduce water heating expense. In summer, it recovers the "waste" heat from the air conditioning to heat water. In winter some heat is diverted from the heat pump to the hot water heater.

What about hot water heaters?

What about hot water heaters?

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 $15,000.00 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 6/5%.

Contact us for an application

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.