Dec. 22, 2009: Water-to-Water Geothermal Heat Pumps Can Now Earn Energy Star
EPA said it worked with industry stakeholders to revise the requirements in response to growing consumer demand for water-to-water geothermal heat pumps. Water-to-water geothermal heat pumps provide heating and cooling and/or water heating to a building using liquid rather than forced air. The new requirements for water-to-water equipment complement existing efficiency and performance requirements for water-to-air and direct geoexchange GHP models. Homeowners who install geothermal heat pumps with the Energy Star are eligible for a 30 percent federal tax credit.
For more information, visit www.energystar.gov/ghp.
Publication date: 12/21/2009