Right after the screening and discussion of Journey to the Future
, we will walk over, some 6 blocks, to 557 Indian Grove, and visit this local home where a ground source heat pump has been installed. This modest 1890s rowhouse has been using a ground source heat pump system (or geothermal) for heating and cooling since 2011. This home uses a vertical closed loop system installed in the 16 ft. wide backyard. It has worked flawlessly, significantly increased the home comfort, and lowered energy bills. Gas was removed from the residence at the same time, and the owner used induction hot plates for cooking, along with a large toaster oven for baking. New fibreglass windows and closed cell foam insulation was also installed in the residence the same year. Plaster lime walls are in the process of being restored.