Case Studies

Traditional Brick Home, Caledon, Ontario

When Philip and Mary Ann’s two children ask for the ‘Arctic Blast’ on a hot summer’s night, they know it’s time to drop their thermostat a half degree. That’s all it takes for the air in their home to quickly reach that ‘air conditioned’ feel thanks to the GeoSmart Energy Premium G forced air unit they had installed in their two-storey home three years ago.

Bungalow, Breslau, Ontario

Given the rural location of Peter’s Durksen’s 25-year-old, 1,800 square foot bungalow, he didn’t have access to natural gas and was tired of paying the rising costs for fuel oil to power his forced air oil-fired furnace and hot water tank.

Keen to find a cost-effective alternative for heating and cooling his country home, a visit to a local trade show and in-depth research on the internet convinced him that geothermal technology would provide him with the economic solution he was looking for.ago.

Nontraditional 3-story home, Pembroke, Ontario

When Tim and Tracy Gilchrist sought an alternative way to heat and cool their nontraditional home in Laurentian Valley, Ontario, little did they realize what a noticeable impact their decision would have on their children and pets.

Self-built, the Gilchrist’s five-year old, 4,700 square foot home consists of three storeys with a two-car garage and basement beneath. The industrial-style look features a 27-foot opening that runs from the main to the top floor.

Raised Bungalow

Raised Bungalow, Milton, Ontario

When Scott & Vi began planning an interior renovation to their raised bungalow near Milton, they knew they wanted a heating and cooling system that was quiet, comfortable and energy efficient. They also wanted to enjoy the panoramic views of the escarpment from their beautiful new deck without the rattling noise of an outdoor air conditioner.

Like many other homeowners in the area, they had a few choices available for heating and cooling their home. They had previously been using propane but the heating costs were becoming astronomical. Oil was an option but the estimated operating costs with that fuel were not that much better. This was an opportunity to make a change and Geothermal was the answer.

Bi-Level Home

Bi-level home, Baynes Lake, British Columbia

In 2007, faced with an aging wood oil furnace, Stan and Gloria Doehle were looking for a heating and cooling alternative that would bring long-term energy savings and year-round comfort to their 1,200 square foot* bi-level home in the beautiful rural community of Baynes Lake, British Columbia.

After exploring several options, the clean, low maintenance and cost-effective characteristics of geothermal technology convinced them that it was the right way to go. The decision was a big one for the Doehles who live in a community of 200 people where propane, wood and oil are the traditional heating and cooling standbys.


Cottage, Bewdley, Ontario

Rice Lake is a beautiful resort community not far from the wilderness, and just over an hour’s drive from the hustle and bustle of downtown Toronto. It’s here that Michael Barry’s client chose to build his dream weekend getaway – and invest in a long-term solution for cost-effective heating and cooling.

The Comfort Zone Heating & Air Conditioning dealer’s client turned to Michael for his geothermal know-how, seeking a way to heat and cool his new 5,500 square foot cottage, which also features a loft and a 4,000 square foot walkout basement.