Geothermal Heat Pumps

Geothermal System Nears Fourth Decade of Performance

After 37 Years, Miami Homeowner’s Geothermal Heat Pump Still Going Strong

Thirty-seven years and one addition to the house later and McDermott is proud to claim that his geothermal system — including the original ClimateMaster heat pump unit from Friedrich (eventually assumed into LSB Industries subsidiary ClimateMaster Inc.) — is still working perfectly.


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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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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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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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