Geothermal Heat Pumps

Geothermal Checklist: Does Your Project Make Sense?

Intricate Commercial Geothermal Steps to Consider
By Herb Woerpel
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As a contractor, when geothermal appears to make sense on the surface, what steps must you take to ensure a project’s validity before breaking ground?


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Geothermal Lobbies to Join Renewable Ranks

Geothermal Industry Reps Continue to Fight for Renewable Label, Seek Extended Tax Credits
By Kimberly Schwartz
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The Geothermal Exchange Organization is continuing to concentrate its lobbying efforts on including geothermal in federal and state definitions of renewable energy.


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Geo Standards and Training Available

New Personnel Standards and Commercial Training Courses Seek to Bridge Knowledge Gap
By Kimberly Schwartz
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Efforts are underway to increase awareness and training to promote familiarity with geothermal systems.


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Geothermal HP Incentives Done Right

Consumers and Utilities Could Benefit from Properly Executed Geothermal Incentives
By Terry Proffer
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While well intentioned, GHP incentives can be detrimental to the acceptance of the technology if steps aren’t taken to ensure successful installations.


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2014 AHR Expo: HVAC Residential Equipment

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The NEWS was very busy at the AHR Expo in New York City, visiting as many booths as possible in search of new products. Below is a comprehensive list of all the HVAC residential equipment we found on the show floor.


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GEO Attends Utility Meeting

GEO Urges Utilities to Adopt Geothermal to Meet Efficiency, Environmental Goals
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Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) president and CEO Doug Dougherty recently attended the 125th annual meeting of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) in Orlando, Fla. 


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ClimateMaster Hosts Reception

Event Celebrated 300th Habitat for Humanity Home Build
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ClimateMaster Inc. held a reception at the Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association banquet facility to celebrate the completion of Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity’s (HFH) 300th home featuring a geothermal heat pump-driven heating and cooling system. 


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Expo Unveils Award Winners

Wide Range of New Products Saves Energy and Improves Comfort
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Encompassing a broad cross-section of the HVACR marketplace, the winners of this year’s AHR Expo Innovation awards feature everything from a hybrid electric heat pump water heater to a high-performance metric motor. The winning entries were selected in 10 categories.


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Just Say Yes to Geothermal

Renewable Energy Production is Key
By Douglas A. Dougherty
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As kids, we were told, “Don’t play with matches.” But, as adults, we ignore this warning and play with fire to heat our homes and office buildings, and our laws and policies encourage it. It doesn’t have to be that way. It’s my opinion that we need to create paths to safer, cleaner, and more efficient energy sources.


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The Science of HVAC Efficiency Ratings

Specific Formulas Clearly Define System Precision
By Joanna R. Turpin
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With a veritable alphabet soup of acronyms now available to describe the energy efficiency of HVAC equipment, contractors have all the information necessary to educate their customers about how their systems will perform when installed correctly.


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Mark Satterfield, founder and CEO of Gentle Rain Marketing Inc. and author of “The One Week Marketing Plan” talks about his book and the importance of HVAC blogging. Posted on Sept. 19.

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