Geothermal Installation Showcased by MassCEC

Geothermal Installation Showcased by MassCEC

Recently, one of our installations was showcased by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center as a geothermal success story. Before Geothermal Installation: The 3700 square foot home had an oil boiler, two hydro-air units, and two air conditioning condensers. Despite having the air conditioning evaluated by several HVAC companies, it never Read More »
Geothermal heat pumps to be installed at Orchard House

EnergySmart to Install Geothermal Heat Pumps at Historic Orchard House in Concord, MA

EnergySmart Alternatives of Medford, Massachusetts has been hired to install a geothermal heat pump heating and cooling system for the historic home of ‘Little Women’. CONCORD, MA Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House, home of ‘Little Women’, is preparing for the installation of a new state of the art geothermal heating Read More »
How to Apply for Geothermal Rebates in Massachusetts

How to Apply for Geothermal Rebates in Massachusetts

Since 2014, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) has offered rebates for geothermal installations. As of March 15, 2017, EnergySmart has secured 43 rebates for homeowners totaling over $356,000! Navigating the rebate requirements can be cumbersome. Here is a list of steps you should take to participate in the rebate Read More »
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EnergySmart Geothermal Installation Showcased on This Old House

Our Experience on This Old House: In October 2015, we were honored to have our geothermal installation filmed by This Old House. We designed, managed, and installed the system. Drilling, sheet metal, piping and the equipment were covered by the show. It was a lot of fun to be a Read More »

Geothermal 101

Geothermal heating and cooling is possible through the use of heat pump technology. Heat pumps move heat from one location to another. Examples of heat pumps include: Refrigerators Air conditioning condensers Portable and window air conditioners Freezers Air source heat pumps Dehumidifiers Heat pump or hybrid water heaters Pool heaters Read More »
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What are the Benefits of Switching to Geothermal?

Geothermal Systems Pay for Themselves A rapid return on investment (ROI) can be expected. When financed, positive cash flow can be realized immediately. Operating costs plus the loan payments can be less than what you were paying for oil, gas, or propane. No more oil, gas, or propane bills for Read More »
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Geothermal in New Construction

Construction is the ideal time to install a geothermal system for the following reasons: The 30% federal tax credit can be applied to installation. With the available tax credit and rebates, the installation can sometimes be cheaper than high-efficiency ‘conventional’ heating and cooling systems. If more expensive, the incremental price Read More »
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What Do Geothermal Pumps Look Like?

There are three main types of geothermal heat pumps: Package Units Package units, or water-to-air heat pumps, are not unlike traditional forced hot air furnaces. The compressor is in the bottom of the cabinet and the air handler is on top. The duct work is attached to the cabinet similar Read More »
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How Do Geothermal Heat Pumps Work?

Geothermal heating and cooling takes advantage of the constant temperature of the earth. In the summer, heat is extracted from the building and is discharged into the ground. In the winter, heat is extracted from the ground and discharged into the building. The heat is concentrated through the use of Read More »
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Do I Need a Backup Heating System?

No! A properly designed geothermal system will provide all of your heating and cooling needs. There is no need to have fossil fuels for heating whatsoever. In many cases, our clients prefer to remove their fuel oil tanks, boilers and/or furnaces. Imagine being finally rid of unsightly tanks and condensers! Read More »
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