Recovery the heat from your drain water in Rochester, NY and Finger Lakes
Drain Water Heat Recovery is the science of recovering wasted thermal energy going down the drain and using it to pre-heat incoming fresh cold water. One of the most substantial utility costs in all areas of life is water heating.DWHR systems can passively recover a significant portion of that wasted energy and provide operational cost savings, prolong the life of heating appliances, and extend the run-time of hot water usage.
How does Drain Water Heat Recovery Work?
ACES-Energy has several ways to install your Drain Water Heat Recovery unit
The heat exchanger becomes part of your drainage stack, usually in your basement, by replacing a vertical section of the drain line. The coils become part of your fresh water supply line by diverting it through them. It can be installed with any combination of drainage pipe and fresh water piping (ie. ABS, PVC, cast iron, copper, PEX, etc). Only 4 plumbing connections are needed -- 2 for the coil and 2 for the drain (using no-hub connectors).
Units can be installed on the second floor, first floor, crawl space and basement – virtually anywhere there is access to a sufficiently tall section of VERTICAL waste pipe having waste hot water flowing through it, along with access to a cold water supply line. The heat exchanger may be installed in more than one location, as on-site conditions may allow. For best results, install as close to the exit of the main drain line as possible.
For maximum savings, use the Equal Flow configuration - plumb the pre-heated water from the unit to both the water heater and the cold line, feeding all plumbing fixtures. Preheating the cold water to fixtures like a shower significantly reduces the amount of hot water needed. This also creates an equal flow where the total preheated water being used is equal to the total water going down the drain.
ACES-Energy has purchased the Western, NY dealership for the Swing Green product line. Please contact us for more information and a quote to install one on your next project! In addition, ACES-Energy offers a complete line of Geothermal Heating & Cooling and Solar PV products and installation services for the Rochester, New York and Finger Lakes area including, but not limited to Webster, Victor, Bloomfield, Pittsford, Lima, Bristol, South Bristol, Dansville, Geneseo, Batavia, Bath, Ithaca, Canandaigua, Honeoye, Honeoye Falls, and Mendon area...
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!
_ Over the years, we are consistently involved with different aspects of geothermal heating and cooling installations. As a proponent of the Geothermal industry in the Buffalo, Rochester and Finger Lakes regions of Upstate NY we are always doing leg work to promote the technology. We commonly assist architects, engineers, builders, homeowners and students to understand Ground Source Heat Pumps.
Geothermal HVAC is not new to the area, we service systems that were installed 25+ years ago, that utilize the same refrigeration process and possess the same components that are still used today! In 2011, we replaced or upgraded several units that were installed in the early 1980’s as a preventative maintenance measure for customers who wanted increased performance from dual stage compressors and variable speed fans.
Having several engineers on staff who share a passion for renewable energy, we are always eager to push the design envelope. We are always looking for the next difficult and complex project that we can associate our name with. No job is too small and we can assist in any task from design, consultation and feasibility studies to installation, commissioning and monitoring for ideal system performance.
Please do not hesitate to contact an ACES-Energy representative to discuss your next project today!
During the 2010-11 school year, ACES-Energy worked with the local BOCES instructors and students to install a geothermal heating and cooling system, in addition to a Solar PV array in Batavia, NY. Click on the case study below to read more!