Geothermal, Ground Source Heat

Ground Source Heat Pumps

Ground source heat pump tax credits were recently reinstated for the current tax year through Jan. 1, 2022. The tax credit applies to residential and commercial installations of Ground Source Heat Pumps. Ground source heating is a renewable and reliable source of heat. The earth absorbs the suns energy and at a depth of 6…

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Christian Community Action New Haven

Christian Community Action Boiler Replacement

Christian Community Action, a non-profit located in New Haven, CT provides shelter for the homeless. They recently called for loss of heat. Upon inspection we determined that there were issues with their current boilers.  One boiler was dead the other one was acting up. After discussing options, including high efficiency versus standard efficiency, they decided…

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globele Executive Energy Summit

On January 25, 2018, Vin Chiocchio joined with globelé Energy for the Executive Energy Summit. In this three hour long event 4 speakers in the energy field spoke about a variety of topics to educate about energy efficiency for commercial buildings. The Executive Energy Summit was prepared especially for executive management professionals to assist in…

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Harmful Habits to Your HVAC System: Thermostat Settings, FACTS

Raising and lowering the thermostat significantly does not heat or cool the air faster Unless you have Variable Air Volume (VAV), which would vary air flow to your system they only work at one speed. Lowering temperature below what you need or raising the temperature above what you need will only increase energy costs and not reduce the…

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Harmful Habits to Your HVAC: Failing to change your Air Filters Regularly

Filters play an essential role in the proper operation of any HVAC system. Changing or cleaning air filters helps prevent many larger issues, improves energy efficiency and function of the system. Failing to change air filters can lead to the following issues: Short-Cycling: Air conditioners cycle on and off occasionally throughout the day, but a…

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Sharon Hospital

Sharon Hospital Pharmacy Controls System

Sharon Hospital Pharmacy upgrades required compliance with state and federal regulations for air flow, pressure and humidity. As any pharmacy must be a cleanroom as defined in ISO standard 14644, “a room in which the concentration of airborne particles is controlled, and which is constructed and used in a manner to minimize the introduction, generation,…

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New England Air Museum Building Design Complications

From Johnson Air-Rotation HVAC Systems “DESIGN AND BUILDING COMPLICATIONS The New England Air Museum had not been air conditioned until it underwent a massive re-model which replaced the current heating system and added air conditioning to the buildings. Originally, the heating and air conditioning was designed for ground mounted units with duct work, since the…

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Pharmaceutical Laboratory Controls

Controlled Air, Inc. installed a Building Control System (BMS) for a pharmaceutical laboratory and office building allowing for proper operation and sequencing. The BMS was integrated with installed mechanical and process equipment. The BMS monitors the electric and BTU usage and work to make equipment operate at peak efficiency. The BMS is made by Johnson…

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Castle Rock Condominiums

Castle Rock Condominiums Roof Top Change Out

The Castle Rock Condominium project will be done in two phases. There are a total of 45 roof tops units that require replacement. We recently replaced 23 and will complete the change out process later in November. The project includes disconnection, removal of 45 old out dated RTU’s and installation of new units with 2-stages…

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Endoscopy Center

The Endoscopy Center, Hamden CT

The Endoscopy Center was a large job with a very quick turn-around. A project of this size would typically take 3-4 weeks to complete but because of the requirements of the center we had to have the job complete within one week. The project included demolition of older ductwork; installation of  three Aaon units with…

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