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Headwaters Geothermal Heat Pumps

Earth Energy, Ground Source, Geo-Exchange or Geothermal: regardless of the name, the system is the same. A highly efficient heat pump uses the renewable solar energy captured by the earth in your yard and transfers energy to heat and cool your home at a fraction of the cost of all other conventional heating systems.

The Canadian Geo-Exchange Coalition reports that each of the last two years have seen a 400% increase in the installation of these systems. Retro-fit your home from any other heating source or replace an older geo-system with the latest highly efficient equipment and receive up to $8,750 in Federal and Provincial Government Grants.

Headwaters Geothermal is your local dealer, trained and certified to install these systems so that you qualify for the grant. After March 31, 2008, only work done to the CSA Standard by accredited dealer/installers can qualify you to receive these grants.

About Headwaters Geothermal

We are your local geothermal heating and cooling specialists, providing homeowners with the most cost effective, energy efficient and eco-friendly geothermal solutions.

Our company mission is to provide a sales and installation experience that includes informed energy advice, quality equipment and the knowledge of its operation that will give you many years of comfort and energy savings.

A lifelong interest in energy conservation measures and building science has led Cam Brown on a journey that has provided clients with a variety of energy related home services involving both products and information.

For more information and a free estimate call Cam Brown at 519-943-1386.

About GeoSmart

GeoSmart Energy is home to over two hundred years of combined geothermal expertise. Our experience in the geothermal industry has taught us that system design and sizing coupled with training and quality product equals homeowner and contractor satisfaction.

Our Systems

GeoSmart Energy systems use the earth’s ability to store heat energy as a perfect source for high efficiency heating and cooling. Using advanced technology, GeoSmart systems tap into that stored energy to provide comfort for your home year-round. Heat energy is collected and transferred through an earth loop underground piping system. With a GeoSmart Energy system you’ll not only save money, but you’ll experience enhanced comfort and safe, quiet operation with a system that’s environmentally friendly.

Incentives

Natural Resources Canada’s ecoENERGY Retrofit program provides a financial incentive to eligible homeowners who improve the energy efficiency of their homes and reduce its impact on the environment. The grants are available to those living in single family homes including detached, semi-detached and multi-unit residential buildings.

To be eligible for a grant of up to $4,375, you must arrange for a Natural Resources certified energy adviser to conduct an on-site assessment of your home’s energy use. You will then receive a personalized report including a recommended list of retrofits to improve the energy efficiency of your home. Qualifying retrofits include installation of a CAN/CSA 448 compliant earth-energy system (ground or water source)

The Ontario government will match this rebate for a total of $8,750 in rebates. In addition the provincial government will refund an amount reflective of the amount of PST embedded in the cost of your system. While we do not charge PST on our installations, we pay PST on our purchases.
Installing a geothermal system also qualifies you for the home renovation tax credit from the federal government. You will be eligible for the full $1,350 credit on your tax return.

Other incentives may be available from time to time.

Loop Systems

Each loop uses CSA approved high density polyethylene geothermal pipe. Once inserted in the ground, the pipe leads into the foundation of your building through either a sleeve cemented into your wall of under the footings and connects directly to your heat pump, bringing you years of worry-free, high performance  renewable heating and cooling using the earth a natural energy source.

Loop Configuration

Horizontal Loops – Horizontal loops are the most common type of loop system, commonly used in rural areas due to the land space needed for installation. Depending on the specifications an excavator will typically dig several trenches about six feet deep in the ground, each one up to three hundred feet long. Geothermal pipe is placed in the trenches which are then back filled with soil.

Pond Loops – On properties that have a nearby lake or pond that is appropriate in size and eight feet deep, a loop system can be submerged at the bottom of the body of water. A single trench is excavated from the home to the water and typically two pipes are inserted into it. These two pipes connect to several geothermal pipes that are submerged at the bottom of the lake or pond.

Open Loops
– Open loops are most commonly used on rural properties that have existing high capacity water wells. Groundwater is withdrawn from an aquifer through a supply and pumped into the heat pump, while discharged water from the heat pump is redirected into a second well and back into the same aquifer.

Vertical Loops – Vertical loops are primarily used in urban areas because they require little land space for installation. A drilling rig bores vertical holes into the ground to a specified depth. Geothermal pipe is inserted into each vertical bore and then the holes are filled with bentonite grout.

Equipment

Premium Q – Quad Function Two Stage Forced Air Heating & Cooling PLUS Hydronic Heating
Earth Friendly R410a Refrigerant
Microprocessor Control & Comfort Alert Monitor
Copeland Scroll UltraTechTM Compressor
ECM2 Variable  Speed Fan Motor
On Demand Hot Water
Optional Desuperheater
Premium G – Two Stage Forced Air Heating and Cooling
Earth Friendly R410a Refrigerant
Microprocessor Control & Comfort Alert Monitor
Copeland Scroll UltraTechTM Compressor
ECM2 Variable  Speed Fan Motor
Optional Desuperheater
Premium EW – Single-Stage Hydronic Heating and Cooling
Earth Friendly R410a Refrigerant
Microprocessor Control
Copeland Scroll Compressor
ECM2 Variable  Speed Fan Motor
Optional Desuperheater

Desuperheater (Domestic Hot Water Assist Option)

This option uses excess heat from the compressor to pre-heat hot water for domestic use. Typically water is circulated from the heat pump unit through a storage or buffer tank while the unit is operating in heating or cooling mode. This process pre-heats water up to a temperature of 120 degrees Fahrenheit before it is fed into a standard hot water tank saving a significant amount of energy.

Humidifiers

Humidifiers can be a useful addition to your home comfort system. During the dry winter months a humidifier will maintain the humidity in your home at a comfortable and consistent level. This can be beneficial for those with respiratory problems and dry eyes. Keeping the air humid during the heating season may also save energy as you will likely feel comfortable at a slightly lower temperature setting. Our preferred humidifier for installation with geothermal heat pumps is the Aprilaire 700A. This unit combines a powered blower and hot water for maximum evapouration. Additionally the Aprilaire humidifier features a digital controller and an outdoor temperature sensor to allow for precise humidity control.

Other Equipment

We do not limit ourselves to the equipment listed here. Please contact us for a free quote, we would be pleased to inspect your home and recommend the most appropriate equipment for your needs (519-943-1386).

How Geothermal Energy Works

The shallow ground, the upper six feet of the Earth, maintains a nearly constant temperature of 10oC (50oF).

Like a cave, this ground temperature is warmer than the air above it in the winter and cooler than the air in the summer. Geothermal heat pumps take advantage of this resource to heat and cold buildings.

Geothermal heat pump systems consist of basically three parts: the ground heat exchanger, the heat pump unit, and the delivery system ductwork or infloor tubing.

The heat exchanger is basically a system of pipes called a loop, which is buried in the shallow ground near the building. A fluid (usually water or a mixture of water and antifreeze) circulates through the pipes to absorb or relinquish heat within the ground.

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Business Details

Phone Number:  519-943-1386

Email:  cam@headwatersgeothermal.com

Address:  873043 Fifth Line Mono

City:  RR 5 Orangeville

Postal Code:  L9W 2Z2

Hours of Operation:  By Appt. (We Make House Calls)

Service Area:  Orangeville, Dufferin, Caledon, King, Mono, Adjala, Shelburne, Mulmur, Amaranth

Handicap Accessible:  N/A

Website:  www.headwatersgeothermal.com/

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