Today's date: Thursday November 23, 2017
   
column width padding column width padding
The Wellington Advertiser Masthead Logo

We Cover The County...
39,925 Audited Circulation

WEEKLY POLL   |   Community News   |   EQUINE   |   Schools & Buses

Shop Arthur
Enhanced_728x90
column width padding column width padding

New heating/cooling system harnesses proven technologies for the home

by Kelly Waterhouse

ARISS - It might not be new technology, but a pilot project here is the first of its kind in Canada to create a remarkable energy efficient heating/cooling system.

Created by Matt Ward, of Ward Heating Products, the solar powered heating and cooling system combines the proven benefits of solar energy with the existing technology of a high efficiency ductless mini split heat pump, with advanced inverter technology.

“It’s cutting edge technology with a cutting edge idea,” Ward said. “It really could be revolutionary for heating and cooling.”

The indoor/outdoor unit combines AC voltage from the power grid and the natural element of solar to provide consistent heating or up to 139 SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating) in cooling mode.

Ward confirms his current system ranges from 7,000 to 13,000 per cent efficiency.

Given that a high efficiency gas furnace offers a rate of 97 per cent efficiency, the numbers confound contractors who are intrigued by the system.

“This system could reduce our dependence on fossil fuels significantly,” Ward said. “It reduces our requirements for electricity to heat and cool our homes.”

While geothermal continues to be a leading force in energy savings, Ward believes this system is up to 20 times more efficient. That’s good news for people who don’t have land in the countryside, where geothermal is an affordable option.

“In town, geothermal is expensive ... this is accessible to everyone. You need roof  space for a five foot high by three and a half foot wide panel.”

The systems will install for  approximately the same price per tonne as a geothermal unit.

“The systems are economically installed and are dependable, reliable and with proven technologies,” Ward said.

Implementing the technology at his company’s office and workshop this spring, Ward continues to be impressed by the cost savings.

Utilizing live data electrical monitoring software, the system constantly tracks energy usage to determine daily billing off the grid and peak usage times, offering an immediate tally of  cost savings.

While evenings provide obvious spikes without the sun’s power, the grid hydro is cheaper. “It all averages out,” Ward confirmed.

“This is a totally free market. The customer doesn’t have to worry about government grants or retrofit grants at all,” Ward explains. “It’s just about how much hydro you can save.

“For families, it’s a great idea,” Ward said.

“A homeowner can save in natural gas or fuel oil, whatever they use.”

Another benefit is that technology does not require upgrades. The wiring duct work is outside. Solar panels have a 25-year life expectancy.

“Solar panels are not considered permanent,” Ward explains, noting this means even historical properties can utilize the technology.

Ward has invited trades interested in the product to visit the Ariss facility. The company deals only with licensed contractors.

“The trades are impressed by how easy the system is to install,” Ward said.

Since the spring launch, the Solar Powered Heating and Cooling System has garnered Ward interest from trade professionals looking at alternative energies and their customers.

For more information, visit www.wardheating.com.

August 24, 2012

 
 

Tell Us What You Think

Login to submit a comment

Comments appearing on this website are the opinion of the comment writer and do not represent the opinion of the Wellington Advertiser. Comments that attack other individuals or are offensive, unsubstantiated or otherwise inappropriate will be removed. You must register or log in in order to post a comment. For more information, read our detailed Comment Policy and Guidelines.

       

ReliableFord

Spacer

Community Guide Fall 2017

Related Stories

  • Eighth annual Child Care awards celebrate day care facilities in Wellington County
  • Local foster parents honoured
  • Forage Expo set for July 13
  • Rain ignored as Big Brothers Big Sisters tourney raised $6,000
  • Amazing trick shot golf show Aug. 27 will benefit KidsAbility
  • Post office celebrates 100 years
  • A versatile athlete: The Gypsy Vanner
  • Foreign-exchange student learns the ropes at local Gypsy Vanner horse farm
  • Wellington riders heading to Australia for mounted games
  • Granite Homes breaks ground on estate homes in Ariss
  • New heating/cooling system harnesses proven technologies for the home
  • Ariss Lions event changes location moves from Marden to Guelph
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Centre Wellington’s Big Night Out Gala 2017 raised over $43,000
  • Guelph Township rural schools celebrate ‘After Glow’ reunion May 28
  • Studio tour
  • Community bonds during ice storm clean up in Centre Wellington
  • column width padding column width padding column width padding

    The Wellington Advertiser

    News

    Opinion

    Community

    Deaths

    Digital Publications

    Classifieds


    Twitter Logo

    Free Press News Network Logo