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Eldredge Energy Solutions
Recent Review: Justin and the team did a fantastic job.  They were friendly and professional and got the job done on-time and within budget.  We have already seen a difference in our electric bill and firmly believe we made the right choice.
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Sinton Air Conditioning & Heating Inc
Recent Review: This system has been operating great for the past two years. I've waited on providing a review so that I could provide operating experience. I will get into more details in a bit but to summarize, the units have been saving us more money than estimated by Sinton and they have not had any issues keeping up with heating and cooling demands. Even in this bitterly cold 2019 winter the unit only needed to kick into 2nd stage on a couple of days and it never needed to go into emergency (resistive) heat. In 2016, I interviewed a number of geothermal contractors and Bill Sinton was by far the most knowledgeable. As a structural engineer, I had done a lot of research before beginning into the technical aspects of this project. As I spoke to Bill and his associate David Keating about what their company could do and what options I had, I could tell that they knew how to layout a proper HVAC system and I felt that that Bill was honest about the pit falls that could occur and he knew how to avoid them. Bill and David also took a holistic approach and provided me with information about how to maximize my home comfort and energy savings with improved insulation. They showed me how I could offset the added cost of the insulation by down sizing the heat pump size. After many detailed and patient discussions with me, Bill and David laid out a system that pulled my old oil furnace and associated chimney and used that chimney space to get the ducts from the basement to the attic and then to the second-floor rooms. Based upon their recommendations, I insulated the attic. I decided to go with the spray-foam contractor they suggested and now my attic is conditioned space and no longer get extremely cold or hot. Sinton also coordinated the very professional subcontractors which included the vertical well drilling and my underground tank removal. They were especially conscientious at making sure all the proper permits, testing, and inspections were done during the tank removal to ensure no oil contamination occurred and that I had the proper documentation to that effect. It was the attention to detail that was evident throughout the process. As my house did not have full duct work, Bill had to layout a new system and his son Matt Sinton did an excellent job installing the ducts along with his crew. The entire job was done professionally and looks excellent. In addition to installing the WaterFurnace geothermal system, they also installed a super-high efficiency electronic air filtration system and an AO-Smith heat pump hot water heater with a buffer tank to capture waste heat. Both of these systems have been working flawlessly. After two years of operational data I see that my yearly electrical usage now is about the same as it was before installing the geothermal unit because I am no longer relying on old inefficient a/c units. While my electrical usage is about the same, I am no longer burning about 1100 gallons of oil which is saving me approximately $2500-$3000 in 2019. In addition to the savings, the comfort of the house is much higher, the temperature remains uniform and is less dry in the winter; the filter helps control dust and allergens; there is plenty of hot water; and best of all, there is no more pinging of the baseboard heaters that used to drive my dog crazy at night. All told, I’ve been immensely pleased with the systems and the Sinton company. P.S. In case you are wondering, the cost and the hassle to remove a chimney stack even with needing to open up walls for access was not bad.
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Unique Indoor Comfort
Award 2018Super Service Award
Recent Review: It is just excellent. We were very pleased with them for everything. I would use them again. About 5 people came out. It took a couple of weeks, and they left the area clean.
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JK Mechanical
Recent Review: JK Mechanical installed a WaterFurnace brand heat pump, a new gas hot water heater, and a "pre-heat" tank for the hot water heater. I got bids from 4 different contractors and they were my low bid. They handled every detail of the process -- including subcontracting the well drilling, upgrading my electrical panel, and removing my old oil tank.  Then after the installation they provided the paper work for me to get a rebate from my electrical utility.  The system has been in for two months now and is working beautifully. I've called the installer with minor questions about the system and he's been very responsive. I highly recommend this company and would use them in the future.
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Signature Heating Air Conditioning & Geothermal
Award 2018Super Service Award
Recent Review: Excellent service from start to finish. Very good communication about project timelines, expectations, and system performance. Bill Duffy is a no-frills sales guy and knows his stuff! He was able to work together with the techs to make our system exactly what we wanted and even went the extra mile to accomplish our goals. I will be using Signature for years to come and recommend them highly to our friends and neighbors.
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Cms Refrigeration Inc
Recent Review: CMS is the only contractor I have found that knows what they are talking about when it comes to geothermal systems. Until recently I had an open loop system and because of fouling from well water, the units in the house would need regular maintenance. In the beginning I was not familiar enough to understand when to call the well people and when to call the geothermal people. It was not until I discovered CMS that became clear. CMS also identified that the duct work hook up to the systems was done incorrectly (only a small portion of the coils were seeing the airflow resulting in poor performance. They corrected this. The also installed whole house humidifier which works well. CMS has expanded their business where they do more than just geothermal systems. CMS installed our new hot water heater. Overall I think they are excellent.
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ServiceMark Heating, Cooling & Plumbing
Recent Review: We have been pleased with their work. They were good about responding to a problem we did have.
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McLoughlin Plumbing Heating & Cooling
Business Description: We are a 50 year old family business serving Delaware, Montgomery, Chester and Philadelphia Counties in plumbing, heating, air conditioning and drain cleaning with the highest rated levels of expertise. Our services include Plumbing, Heating & Cooling service, repair, installations and conversions, bathroom remodeling, sewer, pipe and drain repair and installation, service plans, and 24-hour emergency service. We create the standards for excellent service by delivering to our customers the highest levels of service in a courteous and professional manner. Our technicians are highly trained in all aspects of the current cutting edge technology.
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Calvert's One Hour Heating and Air Condition
Recent Review: VERY WELL,. THEY INFORMED ME WHAT WAS WRONG.  THEY DID NOT DO ANY REPAIRS BECAUSE IT WOULD VOID MY WARRANTY.  BUT THEY SAVED ME MONEY BECAUSE IF I HAD GONE WITH WHAT THE OTHER COMPANY SAID MY YARD WOULD HAVE GOT DUG UP WITH NO GAURANTEE THAT THE PROBLEM WAS SOLVED.
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PRINCETON AIR CONDITIONING INC
Recent Review: presentation was professional, work started and finished on time. I contacted them a few months later with a small issue they responded immediately came out and evaluated the system. they are upfront about not being the cheapest. the prices were reasonable. I had contacted a couple of other contractors, was not satisfied with information or the professionalism.

Reviews in Hockessin to Install Geothermal Heating

ASinton Air Conditioning & Heating Inc
This system has been operating great for the past two years. I've waited on providing a review so that I could provide operating experience. I will get into more details in a bit but to summarize, the units have been saving us more money than estimated by Sinton and they have not had any issues keeping up with heating and cooling demands. Even in this bitterly cold 2019 winter the unit only needed to kick into 2nd stage on a couple of days and it never needed to go into emergency (resistive) heat. In 2016, I interviewed a number of geothermal contractors and Bill Sinton was by far the most knowledgeable. As a structural engineer, I had done a lot of research before beginning into the technical aspects of this project. As I spoke to Bill and his associate David Keating about what their company could do and what options I had, I could tell that they knew how to layout a proper HVAC system and I felt that that Bill was honest about the pit falls that could occur and he knew how to avoid them. Bill and David also took a holistic approach and provided me with information about how to maximize my home comfort and energy savings with improved insulation. They showed me how I could offset the added cost of the insulation by down sizing the heat pump size. After many detailed and patient discussions with me, Bill and David laid out a system that pulled my old oil furnace and associated chimney and used that chimney space to get the ducts from the basement to the attic and then to the second-floor rooms. Based upon their recommendations, I insulated the attic. I decided to go with the spray-foam contractor they suggested and now my attic is conditioned space and no longer get extremely cold or hot. Sinton also coordinated the very professional subcontractors which included the vertical well drilling and my underground tank removal. They were especially conscientious at making sure all the proper permits, testing, and inspections were done during the tank removal to ensure no oil contamination occurred and that I had the proper documentation to that effect. It was the attention to detail that was evident throughout the process. As my house did not have full duct work, Bill had to layout a new system and his son Matt Sinton did an excellent job installing the ducts along with his crew. The entire job was done professionally and looks excellent. In addition to installing the WaterFurnace geothermal system, they also installed a super-high efficiency electronic air filtration system and an AO-Smith heat pump hot water heater with a buffer tank to capture waste heat. Both of these systems have been working flawlessly. After two years of operational data I see that my yearly electrical usage now is about the same as it was before installing the geothermal unit because I am no longer relying on old inefficient a/c units. While my electrical usage is about the same, I am no longer burning about 1100 gallons of oil which is saving me approximately $2500-$3000 in 2019. In addition to the savings, the comfort of the house is much higher, the temperature remains uniform and is less dry in the winter; the filter helps control dust and allergens; there is plenty of hot water; and best of all, there is no more pinging of the baseboard heaters that used to drive my dog crazy at night. All told, I’ve been immensely pleased with the systems and the Sinton company. P.S. In case you are wondering, the cost and the hassle to remove a chimney stack even with needing to open up walls for access was not bad.
- Joseph O....
AUnique Indoor Comfort
It is just excellent. We were very pleased with them for everything. I would use them again. About 5 people came out. It took a couple of weeks, and they left the area clean.
- James S....
ASinton Air Conditioning & Heating Inc
The process was very smooth from start to finish. Our rep advised us of the home energy review and HVAC inspection and why it was necessary. They even found some issues within the ductwork that went unnoticed for years! Once the review process was complete, Sinton provided a complete estimate of the expenses and processes required to convert. Sinton was the only provider willing o provide a guarantee of the comfort level of the home. The install went flawlessly, and we are very happy with the results.   I never mind seeing the propane truck driving around the neighborhood any longer!
- Brian P....
AJK Mechanical
JK Mechanical installed a WaterFurnace brand heat pump, a new gas hot water heater, and a "pre-heat" tank for the hot water heater. I got bids from 4 different contractors and they were my low bid. They handled every detail of the process -- including subcontracting the well drilling, upgrading my electrical panel, and removing my old oil tank.  Then after the installation they provided the paper work for me to get a rebate from my electrical utility.  The system has been in for two months now and is working beautifully. I've called the installer with minor questions about the system and he's been very responsive. I highly recommend this company and would use them in the future.
- Sarah C....
ASinton Air Conditioning & Heating Inc
After doing lots of research on Geothermal systems and reading glowing reviews, we decided to go with Sinton, and it worked out just beautifully. Bill Sinton is not only the owner, but is totally involved in the whole installation all the way through, and his sons Jamie and Matt are fully trained in the entire process. This is such a pleasure after experiencing companies that send their "sell" man out to sell you and then you never see him again - and who knows who the actual workers are. No - Sinton is a total family process, with his intelligent young sons doing the entire job, accountably, neatly, and with integrity. But most importantly for us, when Bill discovered that our existing heating system was lacking important return ducting, they showed us why our heat never felt right, and proposed a big job that was not a happy moment to hear about, but it was the RIGHT thing to do. Bill explained that finally our upstairs and downstairs would be the same level temperature - we didn't think that was possible. They basically redid the entire system, and we now finally have a house that feels uniformly warm and comfortable, and the benefit of being off fossil fuels!!! Also, they always returned our calls immediately, from Mallory (the daughter) in the office, to Bill, to his sons who were always available and let us know exactly what the schedule was and Stuck to It! We are so grateful to have found people who are smart enough to understand what is needed, skilled and responsible enough to do it properly, and nice enough to explain it all to us. We cannot give a high enough recommendation to Bill Sinton and his family business.
- Elizabeth S....
ASignature Heating Air Conditioning & Geothermal
Excellent service from start to finish. Very good communication about project timelines, expectations, and system performance. Bill Duffy is a no-frills sales guy and knows his stuff! He was able to work together with the techs to make our system exactly what we wanted and even went the extra mile to accomplish our goals. I will be using Signature for years to come and recommend them highly to our friends and neighbors.
- Patrick E....
DCms Refrigeration Inc
Designed and installed a Water Furnace Geothemal system unit for new construction. Told it would be whisper quiet. Sounds like a plane taking off whenever it runs. Talked me unknowingly into using fiber ductwork, over the years nearly all the seams have opened, entire sections have collapsed. I have to constantly fix and maintain it. Have come to learn that no knowledgeable professionals would use that material over metal duct work. Installed unit without manufacturer's recommended flexible color on incoming and outgoing duct work. Heat hardly reaches second floor. Talked me into Honeywell Trusteam whole house humidifier, which was a piece of junk from day 1. Have been told by more recent WaterFurnace contractor that the entire installation is questionable at best.
- Andrew F....
AEldredge Energy Solutions
Justin and the team did a fantastic job.  They were friendly and professional and got the job done on-time and within budget.  We have already seen a difference in our electric bill and firmly believe we made the right choice.
- Amy H....
ACms Refrigeration Inc
CMS is the only contractor I have found that knows what they are talking about when it comes to geothermal systems. Until recently I had an open loop system and because of fouling from well water, the units in the house would need regular maintenance. In the beginning I was not familiar enough to understand when to call the well people and when to call the geothermal people. It was not until I discovered CMS that became clear. CMS also identified that the duct work hook up to the systems was done incorrectly (only a small portion of the coils were seeing the airflow resulting in poor performance. They corrected this. The also installed whole house humidifier which works well. CMS has expanded their business where they do more than just geothermal systems. CMS installed our new hot water heater. Overall I think they are excellent.
- Maurits T....
DMcLoughlin Plumbing Heating & Cooling
Sales guy Chris came out promptly to quote a new system for us. Was knowledgeable about the system and needs, but never followed up with the quote. I had to call the office several times and also did not respond to multiple emails. They were recommended by a neighbor, but they did not follow-up and lost my business to Signature who did a great job. Money left on the table!
- Patrick E....