The team at ACES-Energy has started their installation of a geothermal heating and cooling system at their 7288 Rush Lima Road, Honeoye Falls, NY location. The showroom and shop is sitting on a layer of rock and only had about ten inches of top soil around the building. That left us no other answer than to drill a vertical closed loop system. We successfully drilled two bores at 300' deep. Also, in each hole, we installed pipe to monitor ground temperature and performance at different depths in addition to installing a heat dump for our future solar hot water system. We will post photos and videos to our blog as we continue the progress.
Welcome to newest ACE-Energy employee in training, Jack James (J.J.) Heiligman. Jack was born February 26th, 2013 at 11:14am. He weighed an impressive 8 pounds, 10 ounces. Everyone is healthy, home and Jack is preparing him self for the IGSHPA geothermal test and the NABCEP solar test in the coming years!
Jack assisting at his first trade show at only 25 days old....
J.J. also assisted on his first truck repair at less than two weeks old on the work trucks!
We would like to thank VP Supply for featuring Jack in their February 29th, 2013 newsletter.
Walk around the block at 7 weeks
Jack's first lacrosse game watching Dad's college (Clarkson University) team play in the Liberty League finals against RIT.
Jack's first visit to Lowe's at 4 weeks old!
Published today in the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle below.... As energy costs continue to rise, now is time to think about solar one more time. Over the past several weeks, many of our customers said they looked into solar PV in the past, and it was a 12-15 year return on investment in the Rochester and Finger Lake area of Upstate, NY. With rising energy costs, lower installation costs and longer warranties on products, we have seen roof mounted paybacks as low as four to six years. Contact us today for your free solar site evaluation.
"Customers of an Rochester-area utility company are paying more for electricity as a surcharge kicks in to keep a power plant running.NYSEG says delivery charges are being increased to cover the cost of operating the Cayuga Generating Facility in the town of Lansing, Tompkins County, until other sources of power are found.
The company operating the plant had planned to shut it down in January, but an agreement with NYSEG and regulators will keep it running for another year.
A residential customer using 600 kilowatt-hours will pay $1.11 more each month. A small nonresidential customer with 50 kilowatts of demand that used 12,600 kilowatt-hours will pay $29 more. Large nonresidential customers with 2,000 kilowatts of demand and using 720,000 kilowatt-hours will pay $1,680 more."
After 6 months of engineering, planning and site work, ACES-Energy and The AquaSource Group successfully installed an off-grid solar electric powered well pumping system.
Our customer, who also had a geothermal heating and cooling system installed three years ago, dug a large pond on his wildlife preserve for both his love of animals and for fire protection. Initially, he contacted us to installed a temporary generator to run a well-pump to fill his pond. Not only were the costs high, it involved maintenance and someone to constantly re-fuel the generator. Steve Richards of The AquaSource Group and AJ Heiligman of ACES-Energy put their minds together and designed a system to fill this pond utilizing the earth's natural resources. Steve & AJ worked hand and hand with Franklin Electric to test a prototype off-grid submersible pump, one of the first in the North East. We went through several design iterations, matching the pump motor and controls to the well depth and flow rate to an optimized solar array.
ACES-Energy has purchased a building in the great village of Honeoye Falls (Mendon), NY. We plan to be a leader in the industry and offer a location where our potential customers can come and meet with our staff. This building will be an educational center with live demonstrations of our products, including but not limited to geothermal heating and cooling, solar electric and solar hot water.
"We want to offer a unique educational experience with working equipment exactly how it would be installed in our customers homes. By investing in infrastructure and a showroom like this, we want to show our customers that renewable energy and ACES is here to stay! In addition, we have expanded to offer many additional residential and light commercial services in the the Honeoye Falls, Mendon, Victor, Lima and 45 minute surrounding area" said ACES-Energy President AJ Heiligman.
In other exciting news, we have partnered with SunnKing and will offer electronic recycling on site. You can simply bring your old electronics and we will recycle them for you!
The address is 7288 Rush Lima Road, Honeoye Falls, NY 14472
In addition, we are now offering several other services such as:
On-Demand hot water systems
Traditional hot water tanks
Electric car charging
Off-grid charging stations and mobile trailers
Emergency sump pump back-up systems
Light excavation including irrigation, electrical, water lines, etc.
Spray foam insulation
Swing-Green heat recovery systems
As always, our senior service technician is looking for the most complex systems to troubleshoot and maintain.
The building season is soon upon us, be sure to get your plans to us to plan geothermal hvac in your new home!
We will be on site working on the facility in the coming weeks and expect to announce a formal opening soon. In the meantime, we will still be happy to meet customers at their home or in the new showroom by appointment only.
Andrew (A.J.) Heiligman, President of ACES-Energy, who is responsible for day to day sales and operations of the business has been asked to speak at an Upstate, NY Geothermal conference. A.J. will be presenting geothermal best practices and techniques that has turned ACES into a leading geothermal contractor. Also, he has been asked to highlight his success with several unique design approaches and online remote monitoring of selected projects. The conference will be held February 20 and 21. We will post photos and presentation data is the coming months.
Updated 3-13-13 with a photo of folks who attended the seminar!
Jim Salmon is the most recognized home inspector in the Rochester, New York area. Jim has personally seen the work of multiple geothermal contractors in the area and after his due diligence, now endorses ACES-Energy as the "Geothermal Expert" in the region.
Jim is also the host of The Home Repair Clinic Radio Programs on WHAM 1180 AM and are among the most popular shows in the country. The home improvement talk show airs each Saturday morning from 6:0d0 to 10:00am with Co-Hosts John Carr and on Sunday’s from 9:00 to 11:00am with a variety of co-hosts.
A great article in the NY Times post-storm regarding geothermal heating and cooling.
Curious as what we do with equipment we remove for the installation of Geothermal Heating & Cooling systems in Rochester, New York area?
Alternative Carbon Energy Systems, Inc. is frequently contacted by churches, fire houses, not-for-profits, etc. asking for donations of pre-enjoyed equipment. We are happy to donate furnaces, boilers , air conditions that were removed for the installation of a ground source heat pump. If you belong to an organization that might benefit from an pre-enjoyed mechanical piece of equipment, please contact us today!