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2017 Top Job Winners

2017 Top Job Winners

Congratulations to Bratcher Heating and Air Conditioning and Weidner Refrigeration, Winners of the 2017 Top Job Competition GAOI member-contractors Bratcher Heating and Air Conditioning of Bloomington-Normal and Weidner Refrigeration of Divernon are the winners of the first Top Job competition, honoring the top geothermal heat pump projects in the Land of Lincoln. The winners were […]

Posted August 23rd, 2017 by JohnFreitag

Save the date for 2012 and congratulations to the first in the GAOI “class of 2011!”

Save the date for 2012 and congratulations to the first in the GAOI "class of 2011!"

Save the date now for the 2012 Illinois Geothermal Conference, February 28-29, 2012 in Peoria. The best and brightest in the geothermal heat pump industry will meet in Peoria for this one! …… And congrats to the 46 geothermal professionals in the GAOI “class of 2011” who have passed one or more of the new […]

Posted May 25th, 2011 by JohnFreitag

A Dream Comes True

A Dream Comes True….. About 5 years ago, I start thinking about how to make Geo-thermal more affordable. The obvious step was to speed up drilling and, most importantly for me for slightly selfish reasons, make the whole area clean during this process. Working with our prototype clean drilling machine, everything turned out even dirtier […]

Posted February 23rd, 2011 by JenniferDanzinger

New Category of Geothermal Heat Pumps Can Now Earn the Energy Star

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is announcing new requirements for residential geothermal heat pumps (GHPs), enabling water-to-water geothermal heat pumps to earn the Energy Star label for the first time. EPA’s stringent specifications for this new category of geothermal heat pumps will help protect the environment and reduce energy costs, because GHPs that meet the […]

Posted October 26th, 2010 by JohnFreitag