The Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) recently reported a legislative victory for its segment of the industry. On Nov. 18, President Obama signed into law an appropriations bill which included $1 million for on-bill financing of geothermal systems for small businesses.
The ClimateMaster Tranquility 22 Digital Series incorporates high-end features like a two-stage compressor, Energy Star Tier 3 efficiency, variable speed fan, communicating digital controls and true plug-and-play functionality at a very competitive price point, says the company.
WaterFurnace is introducing the new 7-Series variable speed geothermal heat pump. This product features InfiniSpeed™ technology — a soft start variable speed compressor with integrated control drive that assures the highest level of performance and control, says the company.
The GeoComfort® Compass® Series WT water-to-water heat pump model is available in sizes from 2 to 5 tons, and 8 through 12 tons. The 036 through 092 WT water-to-water models meet the stringent Energy Star Tier 3 requirements that take effect on Jan. 1, 2012.
The National Ground Water Association (NGWA) has announced plans to develop an American National Standards Institute third-party accredited standard for the construction of vertical boreholes used in closed-loop ground source heat pump systems.
The Versatec™ Base combines high efficiency and value-added features in a compact water-source heat pump for water loop and geothermal applications. Tthe heat pump model is said to exceed American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) 90.1 efficiencies.
The Dow Chemical Co. has expanded its strategic relationship with ChemPoint.com, a leading e-distributor of fine and specialty chemicals, to supply DOWFROST™ and DOWTHERM™ glycol-based heat transfer fluids.
The XT Series Models 024-048 packaged geothermal heat pumps are now standard with the all-aluminum microchannel air coil by Delphi®. According to the manufacturer, the all-aluminum coil utilizes 40 percent less material than a standard tube-and-fin copper/aluminum coil.