Enviro-Tech In The News
Enviro-Tech and Geothermal: Articles
Geothermal Could Save on Fuel Costs in the Long Run
2005 Larchmont Gazette Article [184 kb]
Heat From the Earth to Warm Your Hearth
2006 New York Times Article [136 kb]
Building an eco-friendly home may cost a little more at
the start, but it will save you a bundle in the long run
-- and keep you a whole lot healthier.
2006 Hudson Valley Magazine Article [2.4mb]
Enviro-Tech and Geothermal: Video
video: Geothermal Heat Pumps Reduce Energy Consumption and
Emissions [1.2 mb]
Geo-exchange is the most energy-efficient, environmentally
clean, and cost effective space conditioning system available,
according to the Environmental Protection Agency. This EPA
video explains how Geothermal heat pumps reduce energy consumption
Enviro-Tech and You: Finding the right installer
is the key to Geoexchange systems success
is an IGSHPA [International Ground Source Heat Pump Association]
Why is that important? There are important
decisions to make when installing a Geoexchange system,
including system size and design, and it's important to
know what works best for a particular home and location.
Finding the right installer is the key to Geoexchange systems
Why is it recommended you use IGSHPA
accredited installers and designers?
- IGSHPA pioneered installation training in the ground source
heat pump industry
- IGSHPA installation accreditation is the industry standard
- IGSHPA has over ten years experience conducting installation
and design workshops
- IGSHPA collaborates with Association of Energy Engineers
to teach the Certified GeoExchange Designer course
- IGSHPA has accredited thousands of installers
- You can trust that accredited installers have been taught
detailed failsafe information
- You deserve educated contractors, installers, and designers
- IGSHPA does accredit and educate installers, but does
not guarantee work performed by installers
Installation Tips for Homeowners
for Programs & Technical Assistance Available for New
Geothermal Heat Pump Consortium
- Go With A Pro. Make sure
professionals who follow the procedures established by the
Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) install
- Check Training Credentials.
Installers should be accredited by IGSHPA or be able to
show equivalent training by Geoexchange manufacturers or
other acknowledged authorities at recognized institutions.
- Ask For References. Be
sure to ask about other homes or communities where the contractor
has installed Geoexchange systems. Ask for the names of
some of their homeowner customers. Visit or call their references
to check customer satisfaction firsthand.
- Expect A Home Evaluation.
A good contractor should examine your home to make the best
recommendation for you. S/he should check ducts, insulation
and other features for energy efficiency.
- Ask Questions. Inquire
about the contractor's experience installing Geoexchange.
Question anything you would like to about the recommendations
for your home. Ask if the contractor has installed a Geoexchange
system in his or her own home or business.
- Get Several Cost Estimates. Talk
to two or three contractors, or more. Get a cost estimate
in writing. Ask for a breakdown between labor and equipment
costs. Be sure you are comparing "apples to apples."
If you have any questions, ask the contractor for clarification.
- Get A Guarantee. You wouldn't
think of buying a system that wasn't backed by a warranty.
Ask for a guarantee, in writing, on installation work as
- Insist on a Written Contract.
Be sure to include all terms, including costs and