Case Study: Geothermal Installation in New Construction, Lexington, MA

Case Study: Geothermal Installation in New Construction, Lexington, MA

When Jomol and her husband Saiju decided to build their dream home in Lexington, MA, fossil fuel heating was out of the question. They contacted several geothermal contractors before deciding on EnergySmart Alternatives, located only a few miles away.  We met with their builder in July 2011 do discuss the Read More »
For Those Who Despise Forced Hot Air

For Those Who Despise Forced Hot Air

Complaints about forced hot air usually stem from uncomfortable temperature swings or dryness. Large temperature swings can happen for several reasons: 1)   Oversized heating systems In the past, it has been common practice to install heating systems that are 2 to 3 times too large. These systems send out a Read More »
Case Study: Oil Furnace to Geothermal Retrofit Leominster, MA

Case Study: Oil Furnace to Geothermal Retrofit Leominster, MA

Homeowners Bill and Joyce in Leominster, MA were tired of fuel oil prices and were ready for a greener solution to home heating and cooling. Joyce contacted EnergySmart in September when their air conditioning system quit working. Within a few days of her call we visited their home to assess Read More »
Geothermal Myths - Geothermal Demystified Part 3

Geothermal Myths – Geothermal Demystified Part 3

In this post, I thought I would address a common misconception about geothermal that has been brought up several times over the past few months. The recurring comment that I have heard goes something like this: "I heard that you can drill and drill and not reach what you need. Read More »
Reducing Your Carbon Footprint With Geothermal

Reducing Your Carbon Footprint With Geothermal

Recently, I met with a local architectural designer for lunch and we were discussing how one might go about decreasing their carbon footprint.  Most people would think solar panels, right? When we looked at the numbers, geothermal was the winner  by a landslide. Suppose we take a typical home in Read More »
Geothermal Myths - Geothermal Demystified Part 1

Geothermal Myths – Geothermal Demystified Part 1

As someone who makes a living designing and installing geothermal systems in New England, I cannot tell you how disheartening it is to hear and read all the misinformation about how goethermal works, or whether it works at all. Let’s face it - there’s a lot of bad information our Read More »