No, the U.S. military hasn’t abandoned its oh-so-familiar Army Jeep green. Though, these days, the words silver, gold, and platinum have forcefully worked their way into Army vocabulary and color scheme.
As you approach, you can almost hear the “Bonanza” theme song as you pull up the switchbacked driveway at the end of a gravel road. At the top sits an over 6,000-square-foot custom log home where Ambrose Heating and Cooling completed a geothermal retrofit this summer.
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.