Geothermal Heat Pumps

US Rep Introduces Geothermal Tax Bill

Bill extends tax credits for energy-efficient residential and commercial property through 2021

The New Energy for America Act extends Investment Tax Credits for energy-efficient residential and commercial property for five years beyond their current sunset date of Dec. 31, 2016, through the end of 2021.


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A Comfortable Learning Environment

Vermeer Corp.’s Yellow Iron Academy employs geothermal technologies

The academy incorporates efficient LED and fluorescent lighting, rigid insulation between the frame steel studs, double-pane Pella windows, occupancy sensors and set back controls, and an energy recovery ventilation (ERV) unit on the roof. 


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Expensive Doesn’t Always Mean Efficient

Correctly sizing, selecting, and installing equipment is critical to proper performance

When high-end equipment does not live up to consumer expectations, the culprit is almost always improper installation. The bottom line: Properly sizing, selecting, and installing HVAC equipment is critical to ensuring energy efficiency and comfort.


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High-end Systems in Luxury Homes

Owners expect comfort, aesthetics, and extreme efficiency from equipment

A fair number of consumers do not mind spending more for a system that provides premium comfort, higher efficiency, and is aesthetically pleasing — especially if it’s going to be installed in a high-end home.


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WaterFurnace Hits the Road

Manufacturer highlights its 5 Series geo heat pump and Symphony equipment

WaterFurnace Intl. Inc. recently brought its Home Comfort Tour to Columbus, Ohio, to unveil two new products: a 5 Series hydronic geothermal heat pump that features vapor injection technology and the Symphony Home Comfort System.


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Bosch Launches Geothermal Campaign

Campaign Aims to Improve Understanding, Acceptance of Geothermal Technology

The public campaign is designed to enhance understanding and acceptance of geothermal technology as an unlimited, renewable form of energy and serve to advance the industry and its dedicated stakeholders, including equipment manufacturers, drillers, installing contractors, industry associations, residential home developers, and homeowners. 


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GEO Comments on GHP-curbing Title 24

GEO Seeks Blanket Approval of GHPs in Current, Future Versions of the Code

GEO provided comments to a CEC Workshop Docket, addressing problems with the Title 24 energy code for building permits that limits the use of geothermal heat pumps in the state.


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Products Debut in Time for the Summer

New Equipment is Designed with Comfort, Efficiency in Mind

The NEWS' annual issue has traditionally introduced the latest air conditioning units available for the upcoming summer season. The intent is to help contractors prepare for this busy period by doing the research that will help them to distinguish between brands.


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2015 HARDI Fly-In

Highlights from HARDI's Congressional Fly-In in Washington, D.C. Post date: May 28, 2015.

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NEWSMakers: Kevin Conrad
Kevin Conrad, president, Kevin Conrad Heating and Cooling Inc., Nantucket, Massachusetts, breaks down working in the New England climate, the benefits of insulation foam, and more.


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