Geo-Xergy Systems Inc. is an engineering design business, specializing in the planning and implementation of ground source, geothermal, energy systems and related technologies.
Geo-Xergy Systems Inc., founded in 2006, has grown into a leader of the geothermal industry. We are an experienced engineering design business specializing exclusively in ground source energy system planning and implementation. We deliver innovative energy solutions based upon long-term reliability, sustainability and cost-efficiency.
We believe in an integrated approach to system design by working collaboratively with all stakeholders. We have extensive experience in both residential and commercial sectors, on new buildings or upgrades to existing installations (retrofits).
Our company: provides sustainable, long-term energy efficiency solutions, resulting in positive financial returns considers the full “cradle to grave” environmental impact of all solutions leads the industry with fully-integrated ground source energy systems ensures design and application of practical heating and cooling systems creates quality, customized solutions with long-term customer support Our Process Achieving an optimal ground source energy design requires an effective, flexible and client-centred process. Learning about the overall project and gathering as much information as possible is very important – whether we’re working on a new or existing building.
Our Process Achieving an optimal ground source energy design requires an effective, flexible and client-centred process. Learning about the overall project and gathering as much information as possible is very important – whether we’re working on a new or existing building.
Ground Source Energy vs. Geothermal Energy
There is a lot of confusion around what ground source energy systems and geothermal systems are because the terms are often used interchangeably. Typically, the word “geothermal” has been used to refer to both since each system exchanges energy below the earth’s surface. The main difference: Ground source energy systems create a recycling of energy using a ground-coupled heat exchanger (piping underground), a heat pump, and a distribution system (forced air or radiant) to circulate warm or cool air throughout a building. In the summer, heat from the building is stored in the ground in order to keep the building cool. In the winter, the stored heat in the ground from the summer is retrieved for more efficient heating during the winter months. Ground source energy systems can be quite complex. The temperature of the ground needs to be taken into account and balanced with every system.
Energy modelling and creative design by our team of professionals carefully accommodates for the amount of heat being released and extracted from the ground throughout the year. Learn more about ground source energy systems.
Geothermal energy is similar, however, it just uses heat from deep within the earth’s core, such as from hot springs. True geothermal energy has been limited to areas around the Earth’s tectonic plate boundaries; it is limited to areas where there is volcanic activity relatively close to the surface of the earth.
Geothermal systems do not need a heat pump or ground loop system. Geothermal energy is used to create heating for homes and buildings – such as in Iceland – or is used by geothermal power plants to create electricity at large-scale plants. How You Benefit What are the overall benefits of a ground source energy system? Long-term cost savings – with average pay back periods between two and 10 years Environmental sustainability – a renewable and energy-efficient resource Safe and reliable – quality control and assurance