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  • 18 Feb 2014 8:27 PM | Andrew Brown (Administrator)
    I bet if you are heating your house or cottage with propane this winter, you would wish you were not.  And the fact that you are reading this indicates two things: 1. You are at least somewhat interested in geothermal and 2. You may be a genius.  

    If you are tired with the rising cost of propane and oil or you are tired of chopping wood, we believe that geothermal will work for you. We would like to provide you with an honest evaluation of your heating situation and see how geothermal can help your wallet, stress, and comfort levels. 

    Contact Us today and start saving!
  • 19 May 2012 4:37 PM | Andrew Brown (Administrator)
    The Ontario government has created new regulation as of Friday, May 19th, that requires every vertical boring for geothermal systems to jump through more red tape.

    "The Ontario government announced earlier in the day that it will require geothermal installers to obtain provincial approval for vertical closed loop systems. They must also consult with a certified geoscientist or engineer and develop an emergency plan before drilling. The rules are effective immediately." ~The Toronto Star

    (disclaimer: the above article reads "hundreds of metres deep" when the previous article about the incident earlier this month reads hundreds of feet deep." The difference is quite huge)

    This ruling does not effect horizontal and lake loop systems in any way and we are not sure what costs are to be associated with this new regulation.

    You can read the official notice from the Ontario Ministry of the Environment as well as a release from the Ontario Ground Water Association which provides a very interesting perspective. 

    Since we do our drilling all throughout the Haliburton area and are drilling though granite, there is no concern for finding pockets of natural gas.  Our vertical loops have been drilled to a maximum depth of 300ft while most of the time the are only drilled to 150ft.  The depth and composition of the over burden before hitting bedrock can sometimes dictate the design of the vertical loop. Due to the terrain of the Haliburton Highlands, sometime we do not know until we start the drill rig up and start drilling.

    If you would like to read about the incident that started the whole process, read this article.

    If you have concerns about drilling a geothermal loop, contact us!

  • 09 Feb 2012 9:43 PM | Andrew Brown (Administrator)
    We just got back from the NextEnergy annual dealer meeting in Waterloo and we have some great new products available to everyone.  We will be updating the site over the course with the new products so be sure to check back often.  However, if you are in the planning stages right now and would like some insight on what you can expect, please do give us a call or ask us any questions about your upcoming heating project.
  • 30 Jan 2012 10:37 PM | Andrew Brown (Administrator)
    It does noy come as much of a surprise for those following the history of the ecoENERGY program, but the Federal Government has stopped taking new applications for the ecoENERGY program.  The deadline was suppose to be March 12, 2012 for an open application to be wrapped up. Which allowed people to apply, get the audit, make the changes, get the second audit, and submit for the grants right up until that date.  But now only applications that are currently open can apply for the grants.  

    As of right now, it does not look promising for a third round in the ecoENERGY program.  This is the second time the Federal Government has cancelled the program early and we do not think it will be coming back anytime shortly.

    At the same time...Geothermal still saves you money...Think about it. Although these grants are gone the cost of heating your home is still on the rise.  Maybe this is the year you do something about it.  

    "Oil ain't gettin' an cheaper" *

    *I'm not really sure who said this, but I'm sure someone did. Heck, maybe even the guy selling you oil!!?!
  • 10 Jan 2012 9:44 PM | Andrew Brown (Administrator)
    If you have been to our site before, or are just visiting for the very first time, I'd recommend taking a look at our Online Quiz during your travels.  It's been up for over two years now and the average thus far is 62%. 

    If this was Highschool, that would be a C- and not a report you would want to take home to your parents.

    It tells us, and we hope everyone that takes the quiz, that there is a lot of misunderstanding when it comes to your heating system and, more importantly, Geothermal.  

    If you are thinking of changing your heating system but didn't do so good on the quiz, give us a call... we'll be the best guidance counselor you have ever seen.
  • 25 Nov 2011 2:46 PM | Andrew Brown (Administrator)
    Yes, it certainly has been a busy fall.  This week has been our busiest so far; Finished an install in Kashagawigamog Lake, started up a geo on Shuyler's Island on Horsehoe Lake, and buried a third geothermal system in Eagle Lake.

    With the deadlines for ecoENERGY grant money arriving in mid March, this fall may be your only time to look seriously at a geothermal system and take advantage of the grants that are available.  No one can predict what will happen next spring with the grants - will they increase? decrease? or even disappear? (and i don't think Ottawa will even know until the day of)

    We suggest taking advantage of the grants now and save this winter's heating bill up to 75%.  You will be further ahead financially the sooner you start. Not to mention more comfortable and green (that has to be worth something, right?).  

    Here's another suggestion, visit our contact us page.  It may be applicable if the first suggestion made sense ;)
  • 22 Jul 2011 8:30 PM | Andrew Brown (Administrator)
    In case you missed it...
    Greg met with Joan Cameron on Canoe 100.9FM on Tuesday, July 18 for an interview about Geothermal and the reinstated government grants available.
       Check out the Interview in the below: (it takes a couple of seconds to buffer)

  • 13 Jul 2011 5:44 PM | Andrew Brown (Administrator)
    Effective today, the Canadian Government has renewed the ecoENERGY grants for existing homes in need of improvement.  Same rules as last time but the money allotted for improvement has changed.  

    Check out our Government Grants section and learn more about the rebates available

  • 23 Jun 2011 10:57 PM | Andrew Brown (Administrator)
    Yes, geothermal works perfectly with radiant floor systems. And YES, you should call us about doing your next hydronic heating system.  

    But more importantly, take a look at this image.  It's very cool and yet very warm and comfortable at the same time. 

    *House being built by Brinkman Construction.
  • 10 Jun 2011 9:16 PM | Andrew Brown (Administrator)
    After talking to many people over the last few months and finding that most were waiting to see what the federal government would do with the ecoENERGY program and the available grants, we are pleased to announce that with the release of the 2011 budget, the federal government has reinstated the ecoENERGY program.  

    While there are not full details on the program yet, you can read everything there is to know here.  

    We will keep you posted with updates on the ecoENERGY program as details are released.
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