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Articles Tagged with ''geothermal heat pump''
Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin recently signed S 202, a bill that enables Vermont to encourage the installation of high-efficiency geothermal heat pumps.
Before announcing the purchase, WaterFurnace had been courted by other potential buyers for several months.
The unit’s patent pending Q-Mode technology reuces hot water operating costs by providing fulltime, year-round domestic hot water heating at over 500 percent (5.0 COP) efficiency.
Nearly 300 WaterFurnace dealers and employees from across the country mixed business with pleasure at the company’s annual meeting in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The three-day event included a minor league baseball game and featured a mix of informative presentations, factory tours, and educational breakout sessions.
The residential and light commercial geothermal product line includes water-to-water, water-to-air, water-to-air/water combination, and split condensing/air-handling systems.
While there are still barriers to the growth of geothermal, including high first cost and logistical challenges, experts believe these can be overcome through advancing technology and educational efforts.
The Geothermal Exchange Organization is continuing to concentrate its lobbying efforts on including geothermal in federal and state definitions of renewable energy.
While well intentioned, GHP incentives can be detrimental to the acceptance of the technology if steps aren’t taken to ensure successful installations.
Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014: WaterFurnace Exhibits Variable-Capacity Geothermal Heating and Cooling System
WaterFurnace International’s 7 Series 700A11 variable-capacity residential geothermal system offers exceptional energy efficiency, with an EER of 41 and a coefficient of performance (COP) of 5.3.