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Since 1986

 

Geothermal Information

Geothermal Information

 
Nottawasaga Mechanical has been installing Geothermal/Ground Source Heat Pumps since 1988. We have over 1000 installations within our service area. These installations include both commercial and residential applications. We do both custom new construction and retrofits. All of our technicians are licensed and factory trained directly from WaterFurnace. Each Technician has been trained in either loop design, loop fusion, service, installation or all 4 areas. We are a CGC accredited contractor which means we are able to get you the grant money you deserve. A contractor who is not CGC certified cannot submit the proper documentation for you to receive grant money. Nottawasaga Mechanical was the first contractor in Canada to submit paperwork, for one of our customers, to receive this grant money. Click here to view the article published by the Geo Connexion about our submission.
 
Information given to us directly from WaterFurnace.
 
WaterFurnace Geothermal
 
WaterFurnace Products (click on product to view)
 
Envision Series - Forced air with hot water assist.
Synergy 3D - Forced air, hydronic heating and domestic hot water.
EW Series - Hydronic heating, snow melt.
 
Polyethylene Pipe - The pipe used for ground loop applications.
Environol - The product used to fill your ground loop.
 

 1. Why Geothermal?

Throughout the year, outdoor temperatures fluctuate with the changing seasons. However, underground temperatures do not. In fact, about four to six feet below the earth's surface, temperatures remain relatively constant year-round. A geothermal system, which consists of an indoor unit and a buried earth loop, capitalizes on these constant temperatures.

Providing you with an unheard of 400% efficiency, WaterFurnace systems deliver $4 of free earth energy for every $1 of electrical energy used. The high efficiency of this system gives you incredible energy savings, which usually more than offsets any efficiency of geothermaladditional installation costs within the first five years. WaterFurnace systems provide consistent and comfortable heating and cooling. The optional zone control system lets you control the temperature in four different areas of your home. The WaterFurnace reputation for reliability has been earned by using only the highest-quality components, design and workmanship. WaterFurnace systems do not require noisy outdoor units that create unsightly additions to your home’s appearance. There is no combustion, flames or fumes and no chance of carbon-monoxide poisoning because natural gas, propane or oil are not required to operate a WaterFurnace unit.

North Americans everywhere are feeling it, not only the pinch at the pump, but also the strain of monthly utility bills. That's a big reason why more and more homeowners are turning to geothermal systems like those from WaterFurnace as a means of reducing the high cost of their energy bills. With 70 per cent of a home's total energy bill resulting from the costs of heating, cooling and hot water, the use of geothermal energy not only increases the energy efficiency of a home, but also significantly reduces energy bills. In addition, geothermal has been declared the most environmentally friendly, cost-effective and energy-efficient heating and cooling technology available by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Geothermal systems use the solar energy that is stored year-round just beneath the earth's surface. This energy is free, unlimited, 100% renewable and increases the energy efficiency of heating, cooling and hot water systems in a home in a proven cost-effective way while emitting absolutely no carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide or other harmful greenhouse gases.

  • Energy Efficient Providing you with an unheard of 400% efficiency, the Envision system delivers $4 of free earth energy for every $1 of electrical energy used.
  • Cost Effective The high efficiency of the Envision system gives you incredible energy savings, which usually more than offsets any additional installation costs within the first five years
  • Comfortable WaterFurnace systems provide consistent and comfortable heating and cooling.  The optional zone control system lets you control the temperature in four different areas of your home.
  • Reliable The WaterFurnace reputation for reliability has been earned by using only the highest-quality components, design and workmanship.
  • Quiet WaterFurnace systems do not require noisy outdoor units that create unsightly additions to your home’s appearance.
  • Safe There is no combustion, flames or fumes and no chance of carbon-monoxide poisoning because natural gas, propane or oil are not required to operate a WaterFurnace unit.
  • Flexible One compact WaterFurnace unit provides heating, central air conditioning and supplemental domestic hot water.
  • Clean High-efficiency air cleaners found in WaterFurnace systems keep your indoor air quality clean, removing dust and pollen so you can breathe easier.
  • Environmentally Friendly Installing a WaterFurnace system is the environmental equivalent of planting 750 trees or removing two cars from the road.  No fossil fuel means no harmful emissions or greenhouse gases.

 

 

 2. How does it work?

In the winter, fluid circulating through the system's earth loop absorbs stored heat and carries it indoors. The indoor unit compresses the heat to a higher temperature and distributes it throughout the building. In the summer, the system reverses, pulling heat from the building, carrying through the earth loop and depositing it in the cooler earth. A geothermal system utilizes the energy from the sun, which is stored in the earth, to heat and cool homes and buildings. Typically, electric power is used only to operate the unit's fan, compressor and pump. So, unlike conventional systems, geothermal systems do not burn fossil fuel to generate heat--they simply transfer heat to and from the earth.

The heating process involves extracting heat energy from the ground, and moving it into the building. Transferring the heat from the earth to the building involves a cycle of evaporation, compression, condensation and expansion.

A refrigerant is used as the heat transfer medium. The heating cycle starts as cold, liquid refrigerant passes through a water-to-refrigerant heat exchanger and absorbs heat from the low temperature source (earth loop fluid or well water). The refrigerant evaporates into a gas as heat is absorbed.

Heating process of a geothermal system.

The gaseous refrigerant passes through a compressor where the refrigerant is pressurized, raising its temperature to over 180° F. The hot gas then circulates through a refrigerant-to-air heat exchanger where heat is removed as the cooler return air passes over it. Now heated, this warm air is delivered into the building by way of the blower and the duct system. Upon releasing its heat energy into the air, the refrigerant returns to the water-to-refrigerant heat exchanger where the process is repeated continuously during the heating process.

A by-product of the heating function is the production of hot water that is delivered to the water heater by way of a small pump.
 

The cooling process involves the extraction of heat energy from the air in the building and moving it into the earth.

Transferring heat from the air in the building to the earth involves a cycle of expansion, condensation, compression, condensation and evaporation. A refrigerant is used as the heat transfer medium.

Cooling process for Geothermal.

The cooling cycle starts as the compressor delivers refrigerant to the water-to-refrigerant heat exchanger. Heat from the refrigerant is absorbed by (rejected into) the low temperature source (earth loop fluid or well water) resulting in the refrigerant turning cold. The cold refrigerant then passes through a refrigerant-to-air heat exchanger.

As warm, humid air from the return air duct system is passed over the cold air coil, the air is cooled and dehumidified, then returned into the building, cooling the space. The heat from the warm air that returns to the unit is absorbed by the cold refrigerant, turning the refrigerant into a hot gas. The hot refrigerant is returned to the compressor where the process is repeated continuously during the cooling process. A portion of the heat returning to the compressor (from the hot return air) is diverted to another refrigerant circuit that generates hot water and delivers it to the water heater by way of a small pump.
 

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 3. Rebates and Savings
 
Nottawasaga Mechanical is offering its cutomers a $1500.00 rebate on the purchase of a new WaterFurnace Geothermal system.
This offer is valid until September 31, 2012.
You must be converting from another heating source type (Geothermal retrofits do not qualify), you must be installing a ground loop through Nottawasaga Mechanical.
 

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 4. Save Money on a Geothermal System!

 

If you were given the choice of burning money or saving money,which would you choose? The question may sound crazy, but that’s what each homeowner faces when deciding whether or not to invest in Geothermal.

Because a Geothermal system tends to have a higher installation cost than most conventional systems, many homeowners view it as an expensive system. But this is only half of the picture. As a homeowner, consider more than the initial investment when purchasing a new system: consider the monthly energy costs and the annual maintenance costs. You may find that a fossil fuel furnace will cause you to burn money rather than save it, and a conventional air conditioner will cause you to waste energy rather than conserve it. When selecting a system, always consider the payback, efficiency, cash flow, operating costs and system life-span.

System payback is how long it takes to recover in energy savings the difference in the costs between geothermal and conventional systems. On average, the initial cost of installing a geothermal system can be recovered within three to five years. A WaterFurnace dealer or electric utility representative can help you figure your payback on a geothermal investment.  Because geothermal systems deliver three or four units of energy to the home for every unit of electrical energy used to power the system, they rank first in energy efficiency and long-term operational savings.

Geothermal systems can be used in new and retrofit applications, but as a new home buyer, you are an especially good candidate for a geothermal system. The initial cost of the geothermal system can usually be tied into your monthly mortgage payment, because you are already making a long-term investment in new construction. The monthly savings from the system easily covers the additional amount added to your mortgage payment, so you are creating a positive cash flow right away!

Another consideration is total heating, cooling and domestic hot water operating costs. The geothermal system is the total comfort system with the lowest overall cost. With most conventional systems, overall operating costs are based on the efficiency of more than one system - a fossil fuel furnace, central air conditioner and a water heater. With a geothermal system, all operations are handled by one system, assuring that efficiency and savings are achieved in all areas. In addition, system maintenance and life span should not be overlooked.  For instance, conventional systems frequently require regular maintenance for each unit - the furnace, the air conditioner and the water heater. However, a WaterFurnace Geothermal system requires little or no maintenance beyond periodic checks and filter changes.

When faced with the purchase of a new heating, cooling and water heating system, you have two choices: either burn money with a conventional system or save it with a geothermal system. You may find the cost of a geothermal system is just a phone call away!

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Nottawasaga Mechanical is a Simcoe County Cooling, Air Conditioning, Air Source and Geothermal Heat Pump, Ductless Mini-Split, Boiler and Furnace repair, service, replacement and maintenance Company located in Wasaga Beach. Nottawasaga Mechanical employs only the best gas, refrigeration and sheet metal technicians air conditioner repairs and, gas or propane (LP) furnace and heater repairs as well as all air conditioner replacements, furnace replacements, geothermal installations, heat pump replacements and boiler replacements in Wasaga Beach ON, Collingwood ON, Nottawa ON, Blue Mountains ON, Stayner ON, Clarksburg ON,Thornbury ON, Craigleith ON, Creemore ON , Duntroon ON, Mulmur ON, Barrie ON, New Lowell ON, Mansfield ON, Meaford ON, Midhurst ON, Minesing ON, Honeywood ON, Alliston ON, Elmvale ON, Singhampton ON, Utopia ON, Wyevale ON, Woodland Beach ON, Baxter ON, Beeton ON, Orangeville ON, Caledon ON, Bradford ON, Christian Island ON, Cookstown ON, Dundalk ON, Epping ON, Eugenia ON, Hillsdale ON, Hornigns Mills ON, Innisfil ON, Lavendar ON, Loretto ON, Markdale ON, Midland ON, Phelpston ON, Primrose ON, Ravenna ON, Rob Roy ON, Shanty Bay ON, Rockford ON, Snow Valley ON, Terra Nova ON, Shelburne ON, Utopia ON, Thunder Beach On, Vasey ON, Victoria Harbour ON and many others in between. To set-up a repair service estimate or replacement estimate, call 705 429-3512. So when you ask to find "A good heating and air conditioning repair or service company near me," you've come to the right place. Nottawasaga Mechanical is an authorized factory dealer of many brands and services all furnace, AC, humidifier, filter, thermostat and water heater brands including York, WaterFurnace, Lennox, Carrier, Bryant, Payne, Trane, Rheem, Ruud, Amana, Frigidaire, Gibson, Goodman, Lochinvar, Maytag, Weil McLain, A O Smith, American Standard, General, April Aire, Honeywell, White Rogers, Daikin, Mitsubishi, Fujitsu, and Bradford White.