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WaterFurnace International Inc.: Design and Proposal Software

July 14, 2008

The WaterFurnace GeoLink Design Studio combines geothermal engineering design with annual operating cost comparison and sales proposal software. The software package uses standard ACCA Manual J or ASHRAE Loads Input as well as climate tables of nearly 300 North American and worldwide cities and a new Windows user interface with photos, illustrations, and online help. The software enables contractors to prepare sales presentations that compare up to four different systems (two geothermal, one air-to-air and one fossil) and offer base, good, better, best options. The package also enables contractors to generate proposals based on a base, good, better, best sales scenario. The software package enables users to store and retrieve utility rate files. The package also includes dual-fuel backup; seasonal performance algorithms for air-to-air, furnace, and air-conditioning systems; more than 30 preconfigured loops with automatic loop sizing capability; and 10 soil selections. It offers continuous fan and filtration/heat recovery ventilator operating cost calculations and provides automatic data and software updates from the Web.

WaterFurnace International Inc.
260-479-3210