During all these years of having guests, we are conscious about our heavy demands on environment in many different aspects - driving, plastic wraps/packaging and the non-renewable energy used in heating/cooling the house and hot water for the guests and the family.  We want to do something so we decided to tackle the fossil fuels used in the house.  Instead of putting in a conventional natural gas heating system, we invest in a geothermal energy system( supported by electrical power) that heats and cools the house and the cottage.  It also provides the hot water.   If you are interested at all in checking out the mechanics for the geothermal system, we would be glad to show our mechanics/laundry room to you.