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As fuel prices continue to rise, your clients are probably becoming more aware of alternate ways to heat and cool their homes. If you’re looking for a way to diversify into “greener” technologies, Connecticut Wells can help make this happen.

Connecticut Wells works with architects and engineers by offering conductivity testing and test wells to determine an area’s performance and feasibility for geothermal energy.

Whether it’s a small house needing two or three wells or a larger commercial project requiring several hundred wells, Connecticut Wells can provide all the exterior service needed for your geothermal heating and cooling system projects.

As a leader in geothermal drilling throughout New England and eastern New York, Connecticut Wells has extensive experience in installing geothermal heating and cooling systems. We are also certified with the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) and the National Ground Water Association (NGWA).

Advantages of Using Geothermal in Your Design

  • “Green” technology: smaller carbon footprint, eliminates fossil fuel usage
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) credits
  • New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) credits (in New York)

Ground Source Heat Pumps (GSHPs)

Endorsed by the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency, GSHPs are a cost-effective, energy-efficient and environmentally friendly way of heating and cooling buildings. GSHPs reliably deliver quality air conditioning and heating, on demand, in every season. GSHPs are appropriate for new construction as well as retrofits of older buildings, and their flexible design requirements make them a good choice for almost any commercial property, including schools, high-rises, government buildings, apartments, and restaurants.

Design Advantages

  • lower operating and maintenance costs
  • durability – pipes have a 50-year life expectancy, while ground heat exchangers are maintenance-free and typically last 25 years
  • energy conservation
  • flexibility – GSHPs can simultaneously heat and cool different parts of the same building
  • very quiet – users do not know when the system is operating
  • greater freedom in building design – GSHPs take up 50-80% less mechanical room space than traditional heading/cooling systems
  • no outside equipment to hide, eliminating vandalism and roof top units
  • all electric, which eliminates multiple utility services

HVAC Contractors

Connecticut Wells specializes in geothermal well drilling and ground looping for residential and commercial projects of all sizes. We partner with HVAC contractors in designing and installing geothermal heating and cooling systems. We work with large and small contractors and have the experience, staff and equipment to help you complete a geothermal system that meets the highest standards of quality in the trade. Feel free to view our projects and speak to our customers. Then give us a call if we can help.

The Geothermal Opportunity
As fuel prices continue to rise, your clients are probably becoming more aware of alternate ways to heat and cool their homes. As a result, your business may have experienced a dramatic drop in service calls and installations over the past two years. More and more HVAC contractors are considering geothermal drilling as a way to diversify and grow revenues. As the premier geothermal driller in the Northeast, Connecticut Wells works closely with HVAC contractors who want to change their focus from fossil fuels to “greener” technologies.

Using Heat Loss Studies to Plan Geothermal Drilling
Most HVAC contractors already conduct heat loss studies on customers’ homes. These same studies can be used to “size” homes for geothermal heating and cooling systems.

Once a heat loss measurement is provided to Connecticut Wells, we assist in designing a well field necessary to meet the building’s geothermal drilling needs. Once the wells are in place, Connecticut Wells provides the lines through the building’s foundation wall, whether individual or reverse-returned.

IGSHPA Certification and Geothermal Drilling Experience
Your geothermal drilling contractor should be certified with the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) and have experience installing geothermal heating and cooling systems. Connecticut Wells has both: we are certified through IGSHPA and the National Ground Water Association (NGWA).

Whether it’s a small house needing two or three wells or a larger commercial project requiring several hundred wells, Connecticut Wells can provide all the exterior service needed for your geothermal heating and cooling system projects.

Thermal Conductivity Testing

Thermal conductivity is a measurement of how easily heat can pass through a given material or formation. A thermal conductivity test is a prerequisite for a properly designed geothermal ground-loop heat exchanger: it indicates how easily heat can be conducted to and from the circulating fluid in the heat exchanger piping.

For example, in a formation with high thermal conductivity, the loop temperature required to reject a given amount of heat to the ground would be less than the loop temperature for a formation with a lower thermal conductivity. Higher loop temperatures for cooling translate into reduced heat pump performance and higher operating costs.

Connecticut Wells has its own thermal conductivity testing trailer, which allows us to respond quickly to our customers’ demands and to return results quickly.

Why Consider Thermal Conductivity Testing?

  • test results allow more accurate installation cost estimates
  • test parameters can be set to simulate loop response under cooling design conditions
  • test results enable ground loops to be sized to match existing formation conditions
  • multiple tests allow comparison of different grouts
  • precision designs allow the system to run more economically and save money on drilling, grouting and pipe materials
  • test results can be input directly into most popular design software programs

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