Geothermal Heat Pumps

Enertech Global LLC: Vertical Packaged Unit

The YT Model Multi-Positional Vertical Packaged Unit uses an all-aluminum microchannel air coil. 


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Westinghouse: Geothermal Heat Pump

The Westinghouse EarthDirEX™ 19+ EER, 3.9+ COP geothermal direct geoexchange heat pump is said to require less drilling than other geothermal systems. Also, there is no earth-to-water heat exchanger component, so the heat pump transfers heat more efficiently. 


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Jan. 6, 2015: McAlister Construction Breaks Ground on All-Geothermal Residential Development

Features Geothermal Heat Pump Systems from ClimateMaster

ClimateMaster Inc. has announced the groundbreaking of Moore, Oklahoma-headquartered McAlister Construction Inc.’s Avondale residential development project, which will feature geothermal heating and cooling systems across 100 percent of its homes.  


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GEO Comments on EPA Rulemaking

Group asks EPA to Recognize Geothermal Heat Pumps in Proposed Rulemaking

In building its case for GHPs, GEO emphasized the impact the technology’s efficiency can have on the EPA’s expected mandates and benefits of more widespread use by reducing fossil-fuel consumption, leveling utility loads, and cutting carbon emissions from existing power plants across the U.S.


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Nov. 17, 2014: NIBE Acquires Remaining 90 Percent of Enertech Global

This Follows the Acquisition of WaterFurnace Renewable Energy Earlier This Year

NIBE, which acquired a 10 percent interest in the company in November 2011, announced that it has acquired the remaining 90 percent of North American geothermal heat pump manufacturer Enertech Global LLC.


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ACCA Pushes for Universal Diagnostics

Organization Calls for Common Set of Error Codes, Standardized Access Method

In an effort to make it easier for technicians to install, service, diagnose, and troubleshoot HVACR equipment, ACCA’s Board of Directors adopted a motion “to implore the manufacturers of HVAC equipment to develop and implement open [nonproprietary], universal, onboard diagnostic [OBD] communication protocols.”


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CES Group LLC: Water-source Heat Pump

The HydroBank MS, designed specifically for developer, new construction, and replacement markets where compact design and a low first cost are primary considerations, is characterized by its small cabinet size.


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Nov. 7, 2014: Mammoth Launches New Water Source Heat Pump Line

Units Feature Small Cabinet Size, Are Easy to Install and Service

Mammoth has launched a new water source heat pump line, HydroBank MS, designed specifically for developer, new construction and replacement markets where compact design and a low first cost are primary considerations.


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Training Track: Oct. 13, 2014

Design of Commercial Ground-source Heat Pumps

The course examines the economic analysis of ground-source equipment versus more traditional systems and what is necessary to design an effective and efficient ground-source system. 


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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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