Heat Pump Peformance Data

Why Rating a GeoExchange Heat Pump on Tonnage is a Bit of Bunk

We hear this all the time: “My heat pump is 4 tons”. “I need a 5 ton unit for my house”. This is based on the 12,000 btu’s = 1 ton of heat pump capacity. Also many manufacturers (almost all) label their units in a manner that suggests the unit capacity of their heat pump1: […]

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A pump, a coupling, and a 3-way valve.

Tearing Apart a Pressurized FlowCentre

Pressurized flowcentres are a common method of pumping a ground loop to a heat pump. On a recent job, I came across a flowcentre that leaked.  It leaked internally and this is not a simple fix.  In this case, we replaced the flowcentre and had the opportunity to take the old one and tear it […]

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A Blank Slate

 This is a larger geo-radiant system with an HRV unit that we are a few days in to installing.       Inside the mechanical room, we have built an angle iron frame for stacking the heat pumps.  The plumbing to the left is the outside loop being tied in to a non-pressurized flow centre. […]

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Pond Loops – The Process in BC

Geoexchange pond loops are a cost-effective manner in which to heat and cool your building. Working in and around waterbodies requires due diligince on the contractor’s part. To ensure one requires the correct procedures and obtains the required permits one needs to complete and submit the following: Crown Land Application form:  (application fee of $280.00) […]

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$/Million Btu’s

Thanks to John Manning of Phoenix Energy Supply for sending me this graph. ┬áThe chart clearly shows geoexchange coming out ahead (in New York dollars) over the long term.   Energy Prices per Million BTUs-1   On a personal note, I’m been very hesitant to write new postings as we attempt to filter 5 years […]

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Shine Energy Systems.

Our beloved blog was hacked and we’re doing some damage control. In the meantime all the old methods of contacting us still work: Shine Energy Systems Inc. 4943 Uplands Drive Kamloops, BC V2C 6M8 250-377-1216 chris@shine-energy.com  

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