Geothermal Heat Pumps

Innovations Improve Installations

New Products, Techniques Available For Geothermal Installations
July 29, 2013

Each geothermal installation involves digging up a yard, laying hundreds of feet of pipe, and generally disrupting the lives of homeowners, but thanks to the innovative thinking of manufacturers and contractors, there are now new products and techniques that can enhance the installation experience for the homeowner, as well as the contractor.


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Utilities Encourage Geothermal Investment

Utilities Reduce Installation Costs to Encourage Use of GHPs
July 29, 2013

Most utilities promote conservation by offering rebates for the installation of high-efficiency heating and cooling equipment and solar energy systems, but several are starting to think outside the box.


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Modine Conducts Geothermal Training 101

Manufacturer Leverages Educational Setting to Teach Complete Geoexchange Installations
July 29, 2013

The geothermal courses focus on educating representatives, distributors, and contractors about how to perform a complete, successful geoexchange installation, from field work to equipment connections.


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Saving Money for Customers, Contractors

Two Manufacturers Tie for Gold in HVAC High-Efficiency Residential Equipment Category
July 22, 2013

Homeowners want to save money, which often also means saving energy when they purchase HVAC equipment. This leads consumers toward high-efficiency equipment. 


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Energy Efficiency, Hassle-Free Service Wins

Gold for Daikin McQuay Rebel with Energy Recovery Wheel
July 22, 2013

Jason Catoe was so impressed by the performance of the Daikin McQuay Rebel with Energy Recovery Wheel at his customers’ locations, that he had it installed at Pierce & Catoe Mechanical Contracting LLC’s new building location in Lexington, S.C.


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Geothermal Bill Passes in Illinois

Bill Removes Impediments to Promote Financing of Geothermal Heat Pump Installations
July 22, 2013

The Illinois General Assembly has passed language sponsored by the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) that removes impediments to the promotion and financing of geothermal heat pump (GHP) installations within the state. 


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June 28, 2013: GeoModule Now Optimizing 1 Million Square Feet of Space

Control Software Increases Energy Efficiency of Geothermal Systems
June 28, 2013
Greensleeves LLC, which specializes in providing intelligent energy management that controls the thermal exchange in a geothermal borefield and optimizes the flow of energy through the system, announced that it has passed a significant milestone: 1 million square feet of building space utilizing its GeoModule™ control software.


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Showcase Home Features High-End HVAC

Efficiency Achieved Using an Air-to-Water Heat Pump, Radiant Heat, and Ductless Cooling
June 24, 2013

While all the homes in Meadow Ranch are extremely energy efficient, one stands out, as it not only achieved LEED Platinum certification, but it served as a test home for a new air-to-water heat pump. 


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The Lowest Cost Unit of Energy

Geothermal Heat Pumps Can Help Curb Energy Waste in Buildings
June 24, 2013

A recent study by Ceres, “Practicing Risk-Aware Electricity Regulation: What Every State Regulator Needs to Know,” concluded that the least cost and least risk for future energy resources is energy efficiency. 


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GEO to Collect EIA Data on Geothermal Heat Pumps

DOE Has Not Collected Data on GHP Since 2009, Organization Says
June 24, 2013

The Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) recently met with the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Energy Information Administration (EIA) to craft a method to restart data collection about geothermal heat pumps (GHP).


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