Our installer partners are vetted local professionals with extensive knowledge of
energy efficient options for heating and cooling your home.
Air Source LLC
Based in Greene, NY, we are a small company with an ambitious mission of introducing this unique technology as a mainstream solution to high heating bills so common in our area. We are educated and trained in not only the HVAC industry but also in Building Science; understanding how a house works as a system is a critical part of solving high energy costs effectively. We pair old fashioned values with new fashioned technology and take pride in all we do. Contact us to learn more about who we are, and about how we can reduce or eliminate your dependence on expensive fuels.
Technologies Covered: Air Source Heat Pumps
Dailey Plumbing, heating and electric was established by Bert Dailey in 1985. Throughout the past 20 years Bert has worked within his community and has established a successful business. Throughout the years, Bert passed his skills on to his son, Ryan and in 2006 Dailey Plumbing, Heating and Electric was passed down to Ryan. In 2007 the business became Dailey Electric Inc. Since 2006 the company has remained locally owned and operated and has enjoyed rapid growth. What started out as a one man business has grown and is now three crews. The company’s subcontracting services have expanded and in addition to plumbing, HVAC and electrical services, we now offer geothermal installation.
Technologies Covered: Ground Source Heat Pumps (Geothermal)
The Insulation Man is a full service Home Performance Contracting Business that was established in 1989. We provide effective building envelope solutions for new construction and retrofits of older homes and businesses within an 80 mile radius of Binghamton, NY. We offer technical assistance with home performance issues concerning moisture, heat loss, and indoor air quality. We use Diagnostic Equipment and our own experience and knowledge to find problems and recommend solutions. Once the problems are found we use urethane foam, cellulose, and other materials to repair faults in the building envelope. We also use subcontractors to repair or replace HVAC equipment and distribution systems, windows, and doors.
Technologies Covered: Home Performance and Energy Efficiency
Learn About HeatSmart Technologies
Heat pumps offer an energy-efficient alternative to furnaces and air conditioners. Like your refrigerator, heat pumps use electricity to move heat from a cool space to a warm space, making the cool space cooler and the warm space warmer.
During the heating season, heat pumps move heat from the cool outdoors into your warm house and during the cooling season, heat pumps move heat from your cool house into the warm outdoors. Because they move heat rather than generate heat, heat pumps can provide equivalent space conditioning at as little as one quarter of the cost of operating conventional heating or cooling appliances.
Air Source Heat Pumps
The most common type of heat pump is the air-source heat pump, which transfers heat between your house and the outside air.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, if you heat with electricity, a heat pump can trim the amount of electricity you use for heating by as much as 30% to 40%. High-efficiency heat pumps also dehumidify better than standard central air conditioners, resulting in less energy usage and more cooling comfort in summer months.
For homes without ducts, air source heat pumps are also available in a ductless version called a mini-split heat pump. In addition, a special type of air-source heat pump called a “reverse cycle chiller” generates hot and cold water rather than air, allowing it to be used with radiant floor heating systems in heating mode.
Ground Source Heat Pumps
Ground-source (geothermal) heat pumps achieve higher efficiencies by transferring heat between your house and the ground or a nearby water source. Although they cost more to install, geothermal heat pumps have low operating costs because they take advantage of relatively constant ground or water temperatures.
Whether a geothermal heat pump is appropriate for you will depend on the size of your lot, the subsoil, and the landscape. Ground-source or water-source heat pumps can be used in even more extreme climates than air-source heat pumps, and customer satisfaction with the systems is very high. To watch an instructional video about how ground-source geothermal systems work, click here.