Examples

Around Central New York

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Case Studies

Finlayson-Schueler residence in Syracuse, New York

The Finlayson-Schuelers went geothermal in 2010, as the environmental harm caused by climate change was becoming more widely known. “It was just the right thing to do,” explains Ted Finlayson-Schueler. They gained the added benefit of air conditioning and a more comfortable home! They now have a four ton geothermal system with a horizontal loop field, as well as solar panels and solar hot water.

Finlayson-Schueler house

Thomas residence in Syracuse, New York

The threat of climate change was the strongest motivating factor for investing in a geothermal heat pump as well as rooftop solar photovoltaic electricity at this house in the Tipperary Hill section of the city. This case illustrates that geothermal energy is possible on a small lot in a tight space. The vertical wells were drilled in a small area on the front lawn and in the driveway.

Thomas house