Newburyport, MA Geothermal, Radiant Heat, Snow Melt, Solar, and Wind Power Installs

Green Energy Solutions

As early as May, 2006, when alternative types of heating and cooling started to become more popular, Dry Air Systems was already embracing the changes. We were already installing geothermal and dual-fuel systems throughout Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. Realizing the future would be full of customers concerned about the environment and costs of heating and cooling their homes, we made a decision to acquire an existing company that was already specializing in the market to suit our customers’ needs. Alternative Energy Mechanical was acquired in early 2008 and has allowed Dry Air Systems to grow its customer based in the alternative heating and cooling industry, as well as the hydronics side of the HVAC industry.

Alternative Energy Mechanical expanded to serve all facets of green technology, including but not limited to:


Also called ground source, geothermal technology uses the heat from the earth to control the temperature in our homes and businesses. Because the earth’s temperature is constant, we can use it to cool in the summer and heat in the winter. Geothermal systems use underground pipe systems with liquid running through them. The liquid picks up the warmer or cooler temperature of the surrounding earth and transports it back into your home or business. Initially more expensive to install, a geothermal system will save you money over the years compared to gas or electric bills.


Solar power is the conversion of sunlight into electricity. Sunlight can be converted directly into electricity using photovoltaics, or indirectly with concentrated solar power,which normally focuses the sun’s energy to boil water which is then used to provide power. Dry Air Systems can determine the best way to utilize solar energy at your home and provide the best solution.

Wind Energy

Wind energy is the use of wind to generate mechanical power or electricity. Wind turbines convert the energy in the wind into mechanical power. Wind turbines, like aircraft propeller blades, turn in the moving air and power an electric generator that supplies an electric current.

Fully Modulating Boilers and Furnaces

A modulating furnace makes slight operating adjustments while achieving maximum efficiency. This condensing furnace with a modulating gas valve reduces temperature fluctuations, providing consistent indoor temperature, quiet operation, and an annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) of 98%.


Radiant energy is the energy of electromagnetic waves. It can be generated electrically by infrared lamps, or can be absorbed from sunlight and used to heat water. The heat energy is emitted from a warm element (floor, wall, overhead panel) and warms people and other objects in rooms rather than directly heating the air.

Snow melt

A snow melt system is used to remove snow and ice via embedded hydronic tubing. The tubing is laid first, then the concrete or asphalt is poured over it. Snow melt systems can be useful for: driveways, walkways, parking areas, stairs, loading docks, and around car washes. So call Dry Air Systems, and we’ll make sure you never have to shovel your driveway again!