are Geothermal Experts !
Energican Ltée is a geothermal
company that has installed hundreds of geothermal systems since 1984. In view of the
spiraling oil and electricity prices, geothermal energy will soon become the only
sustainable and affordable energy supply. Ask anyone who owns a geothermal system
how much he or she pays for energy: you'll be surprised. Thanks to recent
financial assistance from the federal government and Hydro-Quebec,
now is an ideal moment to move on to geothermal energy.
Your walking on a free energy source!
can become your heating and cooling energy source. Now you can own a safe,
reliable, quiet, cost-efficient and eco-friendly heating and cooling system.
Geothermal energy represents state-of-the-art technology in the heating
and cooling field. Compared to an electric furnace, geothermal energy
can help you save from 50 up to 70% on your heating bills.
5 types of installations
Closed horizontal loop system|
Polyethylene pipes are buried in 100 to 500 feet long trenches. A mixing of
water and antifreeze flows in the closed loop piping, which requires little
pumping energy. Contrary to popular belief, a horizontal loop is very efficient.
It can even be more efficient than a vertical loop of equal length in water-soaked
ground. When the necessary acreage is available, this type of exchange system
is to be considered in priority, for its low cost installation, as well as its
efficiency, reliability and quick return on investment.
Closed vertical loop system
Polyethylene pipes are inserted in 200 to 500 feet long drilled wells. A mixing
of water and antifreeze flows in the closed loop piping, which requires little
pumping energy. The vantage of this type of exchange system is the small
space it takes on your plot, which allows high capacity systems to be installed
in very limited spaces. If it is properly conceived, this type of exchange system
is the most efficient, because in the winter, deep ground temperature is higher
than sub-surface ground temperature. The downside of a vertical loop system
is its price. The installation of a vertical loop system is the most expensive
because it often requires the use of a drill rig, which is expensive to purchase
and operate. Moreover, accessing the site with drilling equipment is not always
Closed loop coupled with
solar panel system NEW!
Evacuated tubes solar panel are coupled to a closed loop system. All the energy produced
by the solar panels is stored in the earth and extracted by the heat pump when needed.
Open loop system
Subterranean water is used without piping to exchange heat with the ground,
which requires more pumping energy than closed loop systems. Pumping power depends on
the groundwater level and on the necessary energy to inject water back in the ground.
This system is the cheapest when purchased, but it is also the less secure, because
there is no guarantee for the quality and quantity of water that will be available
throughout the years. Moreover, poor quality subterranean water might clog and damage
the system equipment.
Lake closed loop system
Polyethylene pipes are laid at the bottom of a lake. This process requires a lake that is
deep enough, so that the pipes always stay underwater, protected from freezing.