Geothermal Heat Pumps

Illinois Examines GHP Amendment

Groups Collaborating to Amend Illinois Technical Reference Manual

The group’s amendment would allow GHPs to be compared to 80 percent efficient natural gas furnaces; include the desuperheater water heating efficiencies of GHPs; recognize the true cost of air-source heat pumps; raise the average by 54 percent; and extend the useful life of a GHP from 18 to 25 years.


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Manufacturers Bringing the Heat this Fall

New Products Save Energy, Keep Customers Warm

Every year, The NEWS introduces the latest residential heating equipment that is available for the upcoming winter season. Here is an alphabetical listing of those products.


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Geothermal Industry Striving for Inclusion

Leaders Work for Federal Definition by End of 2014

Doug Dougherty said that even though getting GHPs included in the federal definition of renewable energy is one of GEO’s major issues, its efforts at the state level will not be deterred by a lack of recognition at the federal level.


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HVAC Energy Solutions that Sell

Finding the Right Customers Plays Big Role in Making Sales

Although renewable energy solutions generally boast a great return on investment, finding the right customer often plays a big role in making a sale.


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Savvy HVAC Contractors Turn to Solar

Contractors Use the Sun to Offset HVAC System Energy Use

For contractors looking for new business opportunities, offering solar energy might be the wave of the future.


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Modine Mfg. Co.: Heat Pump Packaged System

The redesigned Airedale SchoolMate® water/ground-source heat pump packaged system offers efficiency, noise reduction, and a small footprint, providing great flexibility for school installations.


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Kansas City IKEA Goes Geothermal

IKEA Merriam will be 2nd US IKEA Store with Geothermal

It is reported the store will become the largest single building with a geothermal heating/cooling system in either Kansas or Missouri.


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Touting the Benefits of Residential Geothermal HVAC Systems

Industry Groups Educate Homeowners About GHPs

Optimism remains high that the federal government will extend existing tax credits beyond 2016, and local utilities and state governments will start (or continue) offering incentives to encourage homeowners to invest in GHPs.


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Perfecting Residential Geothermal HVAC Design, Installation

Better Training Leads to Fewer Problems when Installing Geothermal

Fortunately, more information is now available to help contractors avoid making costly mistakes when designing or installing GHP systems.


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Get in the Loop:

A Look at Today’s Geothermal Heat Pumps

New Residential Geothermal Products Feature Higher Efficiencies, Renewable Qualities

Geothermal heat pumps are among the most efficient and comfortable heating and cooling technologies currently available because they use the earth’s natural heat to provide heating, cooling, and, often, water heating. 


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NEWSMakers: Jason Vogelbaugh

Jason Vogelbaugh of Alpha Controls drops in to the NEWSMakers podcast to discuss his role with the company, the InsideIQ Building Automation Alliance, and current energy-efficiency projects being worked on. Posted on Sept. 26.

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