Category: Geothermal

Residential Photovoltaic & Heat Pump System

This system is unobtrusively mounted on the roof of a scenic home by the Saint John River, in a clearing that allows the sun to reach the panels at all points throughout the day. The system, which was installed in August of 2016, features 6 solar panels for a total capacity of 2.84kW, and the… Read more »

The Terra Berma Project – Sustainable Off Grid Living

Along the tip of the Kingston Peninsula, the Terra Berma Project is a sustainable living project that demonstrates off-grid living doesn’t need mean compromising comfort. Constructed over 5 years using primarily using recycled tires and cob (a natural building material made from subsoil, water, some kind of fibrous organic material), the home was built out… Read more »

Geothermal in Little Shemogue

A vertical-style geothermal heat pump was installed when the house was built, in 1993. At the time, the cost of the unit was approximately $4000 while the drilling of a second well (called the return well) was an additional $3000. The system served both as a source of heat in the cooler months and acted… Read more »

Geothermal in Sackville

The owners installed a 4.5 t (5 ton) geothermal system with horizontal tubing in 2007 when the two oil furnaces heating their large, older home were reaching the end of their lifespan. At that time, there were federal and provincial rebates available for homeowners who were installing geothermal systems. This reduced the overall cost of the installation… Read more »