Replaced NatGas furnace in 135 year old home on 4,500 s.f. urban lot with vertical well geothermal.
- George Frantz & Jan Nguyen Frantz
- Single-Family Residence
- 604 Cliff Street, Ithaca, NY 14850
- 1,250 sq ft
- January 2009
- Size of System:
- 4.5 tons
- For space heating
- For air-conditioning
- Value of Tax Credits:
- Net Cost of System:
- Own or Lease:
- Cash Purchase
Professionals & Suppliers
- Upstate Energy Solutions, LLC
- Tompkins Trust Company
- Energy Auditors:
What You Need to Know
Geothermal heat pump Adaptive re-use of historic home using recycled and native materials and restoration of existing materials; introduction of skylights to increase natural lighting; conversion from natural gas heating to geothermal system; refurbished existing 80-year old cedar shake shingles; rough sawn local hemlock.
Summer air conditioning substantially reduces air pollen and other allergens, improves interior air quality.
Efficiency or Sustainability Improvements:
Local Materials, Recycled Materials, Daylighting
Need to reduce fossil fuels consumption
Experience with Installer:
Very positive experience. All around very professional team of installers.
Open House Info:
No on-street parking available. Park in lot across the street and up the hill, or at Incodema.
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