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THE SKILLINGS BLOG

The knowledge center for well drilling, water treatment & testing, FAQs, tips and know-how.

Ground Source Heat Pumps (GSHP) are an environmentally friendly way to heat and cool your home that provides long-term cost savings. They rely upon energy or geothermal exchange between the air in a building and the temperature underground. Ground temperatures are always a constant 55° F. Geothermal works because the ground beneath our feet is warmer than the outside air in the winter and cooler in the summer. By inserting a series of small pipes that contain a water glycol mixture into the ground, heat can be transferred to the mixture and into your home in the winter. In summer when the temperature rises above the ground temperature, the process works in reverse.

In New England, temperatures between seasons can vary pretty dramatically.  Winters here can be super frigid, filled with inches or even feet of snow while the warmer months scan bring scorching summer sun.  While many people may try to "wait it out", that method rarely lends itself to a comfortable living all year long.  For many people, the creature comforts that are found in heating and air conditioning are a necessity, even if just for a portion of the year.

Wells for drinking water are regulated to some degree in every state. In Massachusetts, wells are regulated by your local Board of Health. There are a few state laws overseeing some aspects of well drilling, as well. Most importantly, Massachusetts law requires all wells must be drilled or dug by a Registered Well Driller. Skillings & Sons is certified to drill wells in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire, and has more than 250 years of experience in the field. Here we outline some of the important information you will need to know before moving forward with any well drilling project in Massachusetts.

Water filtration systems can vastly improve the quality of a home’s water supply, but they are not one-size-fits-all. The type of system needed depends on the type of well from which the home draws water, the kind of contaminants are present, how much of that contaminant is present and how much-treated water will be used by the homeowners.

No one wants to see strange floating particles in their water or a mysterious sediment at the bottom of their glass, but we sometimes get calls from customers who have found particles in their water and want to get them out.
Particles floating in a glass of water can be unpleasant, but these issues are usually not harmful to your health and are merely aesthetic.