Synergy Systems designs and installs complete geothermal heating and cooling systems, as well as solar thermal hot water heating systems, for either potable water and/or space heating. Synergy Systems also designs and installs radiant heating systems and high efficiency boilers.


Garnering special skills in mechanical labor for many
years, Scott Lankhorst launched a career through his
desire to pursue efficiencies for a variety of energy
installations services. Currently, Mr. Lankhorst fills
dual roles of president and owner for Taiga Builders,
Inc. DBA Synergy Systems, an installations outfit
specializing in geo and solar thermal products, radiant
heat, and high efficiency energy projects.

With over a decade of experience in his trade,
Mr. Lankhorst’s area of professional expertise comprises
executing energy installations with the utmost level of
quality for his clients. His management responsibilities
include overseeing crew, job sites, and training processes.
Additionally, Mr. Lankhorst interfaces with new clients
and engages in all design and engineering operations.

Mr. Lankhorst attributes his professional success to his
motivation to impact change in the arena of energy
consumption. As such, he is actively involved with the
Geo Thermal Exchange Organization (GEO).


How Geothermal Saves You Money

Unlike traditional heating and air conditioning systems that use the air to heat and cool your home, geothermal heating and cooling systems circulate water through a system of sealed underground piping loops that carry heat to and from the earth to the system.  In the heating mode, the geothermal heat pump system uses the heat from the water to warm air that circulates throughout the house.  In the cooling mode, the geothermal heat pump system reverses the process, taking heat out of the home’s air and circulating the resulting cool, dehumidified air instead.

Because a geothermal heating and cooling system has less work to do to reach the desired temperature setting throughout the year, it is highly efficient and lowers heating, cooling and hot water costs.  A fossil fuel furnace may be 80% to 90% percent efficient; a geothermal heat pump is amazingly 400-600% efficient.

Another advantage to a geothermal heating and cooling system installed in a new home is that from day one you will be cash flow positive, as the cost of the system each month is lower than the savings you realize on your monthly energy cost!

Ground Source Heat Pumps offer great benefits:

  • Can be a combination heating/cooling and hot water heating system
  • Some can save you up to 50% on your water-heating bill by preheating tank water
  • Made of mechanical components that are either buried in the ground or located inside the home
  • About the same size as a traditional heating/cooling unit
  • Pipe carries up to a 50-year warranty
  • Can cut energy consumption by 20 to 50% and reduce maintenance costs
  • Keep the air warmer in the winter (90 -105¡ F) and at a more consistent temperature throughout the home, eliminating the hot and cold spots common with other systems
  • Very quiet, providing a pleasant environment inside & outside the home
  • No noisy fan units to disturb outdoor activities
  • No exposed equipment outdoors; children or pets cannot injure themselves or damage exterior units
  • No open flame, flammable fuel or potentially dangerous fuel storage tanks
GSHPs offer great savings:

  • One of the most efficient residential heating and cooling systems available today
  • Heating efficiencies 50 to 70% higher than other heating systems and cooling efficiencies 20 to 40% higher than available air conditioners
  • Save money in operating and maintenance costs
  • Investments recouped in only a few years
  • Positive cash flow; energy savings usually exceed the cost of the system
  • Some utilities offer rebates or incentives to their customers who purchase GSHPs. To see what your state has to offer click here.
  • Many heat pump manufacturers, local utilities, and lending institutions have special financing for homeowners who are installing GSHPs

GSHPs are environmentally friendly:

  • Conserve natural resources by providing climate control efficiently and thus lowering emissions
  • Minimize ozone layer destruction by using factory-sealed refrigeration systems, which will seldom or never have to be recharged
  • Uses underground loops to transfer heat, with no external venting and no air pollution
Geothermal heat pumps (GHPs) are among the most efficient and comfortable heating and cooling technologies currently available, because they use the earth’s natural heat to provide heating, cooling, and often, water heating.ENERGY STAR qualified geothermal heat pumps:

  • are over 45 percent more energy efficient than standard options.
  • now include water-to-water GHPs. Water-to-water GHPs provide space conditioning and/or domestic water heating using indoor refrigerant-to-water heat exchangers.

Through December 31, 2016 homeowners who install ENERGY STAR qualified geothermal heat pumps are eligible for a 30% federal tax credit. Learn More.


Solar Hot Water Systems

Today’s second generation Solar Hot Water Heaters offer dramatically improved efficiency, very good cost-effectiveness, and the price is much lower, allowing for cheaper, more widely available installations, and the return on today’s Solar Hot Water Heaters, and the return on the initial investment has been significantly improved over the last 20 plus years.

Solar Hot Water Systems can be used to provide home heating – offsetting the amount heating oil, propane, natural gas or wood that you use. These Include:

Have you ever wondered how Solar Collectors work? Or how much a Solar Hot Water System might cost you?
Call Synergy Systems for more information on these questions and more (914) 475-2113.

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