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TAG Mechanical Installs Geothermal System for Parade of Homes

Geothermal System Offers a Small-Footprint, Highly Energy Efficient Configuration

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Mechanical contractor TAG Mechanical Systems Inc. provided an Earthlinked Technologies geothermal system for the Oakhurst model at the 2013 Parade of Homes in Jamesville, N.Y., a suburb of Syracuse. The Parade of Homes event, hosted by the Home Builders & Remodelers of Central New York, showcased the latest construction trends and practices at Jamesville Grove Estates.

The Earthlinked Technologies direct exchange geothermal system installed by TAG is a small-footprint, highly efficient system that uses the consistent ground temperature (in this case approximately 100 feet down into the earth) to provide heating and cooling as well as hot water. A copper tube earth loop configuration circulates a heat-transfer refrigerant for energy efficient heat exchange with the earth. The system brings heat from the earth to a compressor to heat the home during the heating season and removes heat to the earth during the cooling season.

Earthlinked Technologies’ ground loops can be installed in several configurations — diagonal, vertical, or horizontal.

TAG also displayed Generac and Kohler standby generators at the Parade of Homes event. A permanently installed standby generator for a home or business provides power during power outages. The equipment operates on a variety of fossil fuels (such as natural gas, propane, or diesel) and can provide sufficient power to maintain heating or cooling, refrigeration, lights, and communications capabilities.

TAG Mechanical Systems is a leading Syracuse, N.Y.-based commercial and residential mechanical contracting firm providing design-build, construction, installation, and repair of HVAC and renewable energy systems (including solar photovoltaic, geothermal, and micro-combined heat and power). TAG Home Performance, a division of TAG Mechanical Systems, provides an array of building science services designed to make homes and buildings healthier, safer, and more energy efficient. For more information, visit www.taghomeperformance.com.

Publication date: 9/16/2013

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