Heating equipment offers more options for consumers
September 12, 2016
This heating showcase provides in-depth information on the features of each individual unit and also includes technical support information from the manufacturer. The manufacturers provided all of the data included in the product grid as well as in the photo feature; therefore, any questions should be directed to them via the contact information provided in the photo feature section.
It will promote and facilitate mutual cooperation and assistance between the associations
September 5, 2016
The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) and the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) announced a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to establish a framework for cooperation in the ongoing development and improvement of the geothermal heating and cooling industry.
Because it uses the earth as a free heat source or heat sink, geothermal is inherently a highly efficient technology that can help homeowners and building owners save a significant amount of energy and money. And, as advances in technology continue to improve the efficiency and controls of these units, the industry is concurrently investigating ways to make geothermal an affordable option for all.
For the past decade, those in the geothermal heating and cooling industry have benefited from two tax credits that incentivize residential and commercial geothermal installations. But both of these tax credits are four months away from expiring, and all efforts to extend them have failed thus far.
Geothermal manufacturers, distributors, and organizations like the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) have stepped up their training efforts to ensure HVACR contractors are installing and servicing geothermal equipment to the highest standard.
The two-day event, which focused on helping dealers strengthen and grow their businesses, featured presentations on WaterFurnace products, marketing tools, training, financing, and more. Attendees also heard updates from the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) and the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) regarding the geothermal tax credits.
This two-stage unit is built for drop-in installation. Its small footprint and enhanced serviceability features make it a solution for retrofit applications or new construction, and the compact size allows easier installation where space is limited. It is available in 2- to 6-ton models.
Learning to inspect Ground Source Heat Pump (GSHP) systems for residential and commercial properties to keep you competitive in a market forced to deal with rising energy costs and resource depletion. Inspector accreditation enables you to anticipate important critical elements of installation and offers customers more assurance of a low-maintenance, economical, and environmentally friendly alternative for their geo comfort needs. Read More
The ground heat exchanger serves as the energy source for a geothermal building. In the context of both the quality inspector and the code inspector, proper installation and testing are imperative to ensure proper operation of the building and comfort of the occupants. Proper inspection techniques will also ensure that all of the economic benefits associated with a high performance, energy efficient system will be available to the owner.