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Alternatives to Ammonia Ice Plants

What happened in Fernie, B.C. last week was a tragedy.  Three people died due to an ammonia leak at a community hockey rink.

The majority of ice rinks in Canada use refrigeration systems that use ammonia.  This uses a standard refrigeration process.

BUT – there is alternative system that would eliminate this risk.

Ground Source Heat Pumps (GSHP)

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More Talk on GSHP - again

 The benefits of Ground Source Heat Pumps (GSHP) systems far outweigh the costs associated with them.

September 22, 2017  by Pete Prydybasz

Installing geothermal

2017 Oct PE Lets Talk Geothermal

There are three general means to install the source, each should be evaluated for the most economical means fitting the property; each can be modified to fit the situation; and each is dependent on the heat loss and gain of the building.

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More Talk on GSHP

 The benefits of Ground Source Heat Pump (GSHP) systems far outweigh the costs associated with them.

September 22, 2017 by Pete Prydybasz

Although rebates provide big incentives, they also can cause a false market. That’s not to say there isn’t still a market for GHPs but because the rebate incentive has expired, the systems are considered too expensive by the average consumer. Unfortunately, factored in with the total investment of a GSHP system is the fuel source installation cost. So, a conventional system that costs $15,000 installed, is more inviting to a consumer than a geothermal system for the same property at $25,000 to $30,000. Since the oil or gas for a conventional system is not purchased at one time, it is not considered in the cost of the installation. On the other hand, a GSHP system requires the energy be installed at the same time the unit is installed in the building, which requires more of an upfront cost.


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