Case Studies

Case Studies


  • Residential case study houseRetrofit Case Study – Hampden, ME
    ELCO Geothermal recently retrofitted a 10 year old Cape style home located in Hampden, ME.  The home’s former heating system consisted of an oil fired New Yorker furnace with perimeter hot water baseboard fin tube radiation. The 2 acre lot has shallow ledge, so installing a new horizontal closed loop heat exchanger on the lot was ...
  • Residential house taken in the snowRetrofit Case Study – Hampden, ME
    In 2008, ELCO Geothermal retrofitted a 25 year old 2 story colonial style home located in Hampden, ME. The 4000 square foot home’s former heating system consisted of an oil fired boiler with perimeter hot water baseboard fin tube radiation throughout. The home sets on a rural 38 acre lot, so installing a new horizontal closed loop ...
  • Residential Case StudyEnergy Crafted Home – Bow, NH
    Residential Case Study In 1999, this 2,000 sq. foot Energy Crafted Home* in Bow, NH is equipped with a 4-ton “Classic” heat pump from Climate Master (The ClimateMaster “Classic” geothermal heat pump is now two generations of heat pump old – newer models are significantly more efficient). Water for the forced air system is drawn (and ...
  • Water drop image from Water Energy Distributors Inc logoPrest Home – Groton, MA
    Electrical usage from August, 2007 through March, 2009 Home is all electric. No gas or oil used. Heating and cooling is via a heat exchanger in a standing-pipe geothermal system taking water from a well exchanging heat and returning the water back to the very same well. Electricity is used for the well pump, heat exchanger, ...
  • Harvard MARoy Home – Harvard, MA
    Home of René & Elizabeth Roy in Harvard, MA The Roy home was built in 1987 and has 3,320 sq feet w/ forced hot air by oil Home office over garage heated w/ baseboard electric heaters & cooled with window A/C unit. System & Installation ClimateMaster Two-Stage 6-ton Geothermal Heat Pump w/ 20 Kw Electric B/U heater 600-ft ...
  • StoryHouseThe Joseph Story House – Winter Street, Salem, MA
    System & Installation Bill Wenzel Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc, recently completed the design and installation of state-of-the-art geothermal heating and cooling systems for the newly renovated Joseph Story House, a National Historic Landmark located in Salem, Massachusetts. The closed-loop borehole installation uses seven vertical boreholes drilled 500 feet deep with polyethylene pipe circulating water and ...
  • NexAmpOpen Loop Geothermal System – North Attleboro, MA
    Nexamp Completes Open Loop Geothermal System in North Attleboro, MA After a long winter of expensive heating bills, North Attleboro resident Kevin Schmitt contacted Nexamp in the early spring to determine if there was a more efficient way to heat his home. After discussing the benefits of geothermal heating and cooling with Nexamp’s geothermal expert Damien ...
  • NexAmpThe Kelly House & Cottage – Guilford, CT
    System & Installation The Kelley project started with the building of a new cottage that the owners wanted to outfit with a radiant system and forced air geothermal system. After the cottage was completed the owners requested a similar system for the main house. The house had a 400,000 btu oil fired boiler with baseboard heat. ...
  • Laconia10 Drummer Trail, Laconia NH
    Earth Coupling Type: Standing Column Size of Building: 7,200 Square Feet Size of Load: 13.5 Tons HVAC Installer: Bill Wenzel Heating & Cooling Well Driller: Smith Pump Company More Information: The average spent for heat over the last two winters just $1,200 and that was keeping the temperature at 72 degrees 24/7 Customer Quote: “I wanted to thank Water Energy Distributors, Inc. for all of their ...
  • Ron AlbertHome of Ron & Donna Albert – Lunenburg, MA
    House size: 4,200 sq. ft. Structure achieved HERS rating of 49 (Uses 51% less energy than same sized home using standard code building method). This is a very tight, spacious and comfortable home. HVAC systems: 2 – ClimateMaster Water – to – Air, and 1 Water – to – water geothermal Heat pump(s) Ron is owner and ...
  • Purgilese Contacting Support HeadquartersPugliese Contracting Corporate Headquarters – Windham, MA
    Pugliese Contracting Corp. completes construction of new 8,000 s/f green corporate headquarters. As a full service self-performing general contractor specializing in interior fit-ups, Pugliese Contracting showcased its many talents in this construction of this new ground up “green” building.
  • Merrimack Nursing homeMerrimack County Nursing Home (MCNH) – Boscawen, NH
    Geothermal Think Tank Takes on an Extraordinary Job – Sixteen 1500′ wells feed 326 water-to-air heat pumps, providing a total of 615 tons of capacity. In service since 2008.
  • Chewonki Geothermal RetrofitChewonki Geothermal Retrofit
    Geothermal Energy The heat beneath our feet!
  • South coveSouth Cove Activity Center – Grantham NH
    16,000 Square Foot Building, with Pool – new construction. Installed and fully operational in July 2009.
  • Guastavo PrestonGustavo Preston – Chelmsford, MA
    11,000 Square Foot Building – New Construction. Installed and fully operational in June 2008.
  • Haverhill Public LibraryHaverhill Public Library – Haverhill MA
    44,000 Square Foot Building – retrofitted. Average 2008-2009 $1.79/sq. Ft. Heating, Cooling, All Electric Lights, Computers, Equipment and Services Installed and fully operational in January 1995.
  • Rivers Edge Apartments DurhamRivers Edge Apartments – Durham NH
    42,000 SquareFtBuilding – New Construction. Installed and fully operational in July 2009.
  • Two C Pack CorpTwo C Pack Corp – Nashua, NH
    Eight 1,500 ft standing column wells with a load size of 300 tons for process cooling high-quality printing equipment.
  • Starwood BarnWater Energy Starwoood Office – The Geo Barn – Hampstead, NH
    Total building operation cost including computers, lights, heating, air conditioning, water pumping and hot water is $1.23 per square foot. Comfort on even the coldest day is great.
  • Atkinson Town HallAtkinson Town Hall – Atkinson, NH
    “We’re saving a lot over fossil fuel and happy with the excellent comfort.” D. Weymouth
  • Gilford Public LibraryGilford Public Library – Gilford, NH
    Two 1,300 ft Standing Column Wells provide complete heating and air conditioning.
  • Gilford Municipal BuildingGilford Municipal Building – Gilford, NH
    Retrofit of existing building for police station addition.
  • Hastings Elementary SchoolElsie A Hastings Elementary School – Westborough, MA
    Six Standing column wells for twenty ten ton Climatemaster geothermal heat pumps. Located 1/4 mile from Town water wells.
  • North Adams Public LibraryNorth Adams Public Library
    Library built ~1900, upgraded with new wing. Entire building is 100% heated, cooled and dehumidified with Geothermal.
  • NH DHHSNew Hampshire DHHS – Nashua, NH
    This was a rehab project of old river-side mill, with three standing column wells, 1,500 ft each.