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Geothermal Heat Pumps

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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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New Vermont Law Encourages Geothermal Installs

New Law Allows State to Offer Monetary Incentives for Heat Pump Installations

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin recently signed S 202, a bill that enables Vermont to encourage the installation of high-efficiency geothermal heat pumps.


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Swedish Manufacturer NIBE to Acquire WaterFurnace

WaterFurnace to Expand Commercial Geothermal Offerings in US, Abroad

Before announcing the purchase, WaterFurnace had been courted by other potential buyers for several months.


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ClimateMaster Inc.: Geothermal Heat Pump

The unit’s patent pending Q-Mode technology reuces hot water operating costs by providing fulltime, year-round domestic hot water heating at over 500 percent (5.0 COP) efficiency. 


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DOE Launches NGDS Geothermal Data Project

National Geothermal Data System Platform Puts Geothermal Data on Display

The online open-source platform facilitates the discovery and use of geothermal data, enabling researchers to accelerate geothermal energy development. 


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NIBE to Acquire WaterFurnace

One of the Leading Heat Pump Manufacturers in Europe to Purchase North American Manufacturer

WaterFurnace Renewable Energy Inc. and NIBE Industrier AB of Sweden announced that they have entered into an agreement whereby NIBE will acquire 100 percent of the outstanding shares of WaterFurnace by way of a plan of arrangement under the Canada Business Corporations Act.


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Mega Homes Require Thought, Planning

Large House Projects Present Challenges and Opportunities, Offer Grand Return on Investment

Working on these mega homes is a great opportunity for HVAC contractors, but there can also be many challenges in this line of work. 


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Many HVAC Options for High-End Projects

Customers Choose Top-of-the-Line Equipment to Meet Needs

Whether building a new house or retrofitting an existing one, homeowners have numerous options to choose from when it comes to HVAC equipment. 


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Going Deep On Energy Retrofits

Extensive Work Results in Significant Energy Savings

Savvy contractors working in this niche market focus not only on deep energy reductions, but on non-energy benefits, such as improved comfort, better IAQ, increased home values, and a more durable home. 


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Geothermal Exchange Organization Elects Chairman

Blard Unanimously Elects Enertech Global's Steve Smith

GEO recently convened its biannual election of officers. 


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NEWSMakers: Chris Mathis

Chris Mathis, president of Mathis Consulting Co. and vice chair of ASHRAE’s residential ad hoc committee, talks about ASHRAE’s exploration into the residential market. Posted on Oct. 17.

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