Out client was heating exclusively with a wood stove in their living room. They wanted freedom to travel during the winter without worrying about pipes freezing. Already pretty “green” — they travel miles on their bikes, own an electric car, have solar panels, grow and preserve vegetables & fruit, harvests & mills grain and make their own bread.

We installed a Geostar Aston 4-ton water-to-air heat pump in the basement with 5-circuit slinky loop in his nearby barnyard — sized sufficiently to handle the entire house heat load. However, he only wanted ductwork to the first floor, so that’s what we did — quite a challenge just the same, as most of the basement was already pretty low ceiling and filled with shelving for canned goods. Typically, we’d install auxiliary electric resistance heat in the blower encasement, but his existing electric service couldn’t handle the additionally required amp draw; rather than upgrade service and given the wood stove is remaining and can serve as back-up, he opted to go without electric auxiliary.

Quote from Client: “Hi Steve. The air conditioning is great.”

 

Lake Country Geothermal, Inc. services the Finger Lakes and Greater Rochester NY areas providing quality and customized geothermal designs and installations to areas like Penn Yan, NY.