Ranging in size from 2 to 6 tons, the B-Vintage vertical water source heat pumps offer efficiency ratings up to 22 EER and 5.2 COP. According to the manufacturer, the unique ability to overcome up to 3 inches of static pressure enables the use of up to 99 percent efficient HEPA filtration in units serving individual zones.
Many homeowners would love to take advantage of the energy savings that geothermal heat pumps (GHP) can provide, however, the high cost to install these systems can prevent some from making that purchase. Is there something that will help?
Geothermal heat pump (GHP) sales have grown steadily in recent years, but manufacturers estimate that GHP installations account for only about 1 to 2 percent of the total market. As the economy improves, some industry experts predict sales of GHPs will command a far larger share of the market by 2016.
Geothermal systems can significantly reduce energy consumption in a traditionally built house, but when installed in conjunction with a tight thermal envelope, they can help a homeowner procure the coveted net zero energy label.
Spring Independent School District (SISD) leaders discovered that smart architectural planning, coupled with the right combination of contractors and materials, could allow its newest elementary building to be completed on budget, utilizing the latest sustainable trends and building methods.
Maryland recently became the first state to recognize geothermal heating and cooling as a renewable energy source. This has many leaders in the geothermal industry hoping this helps serve as a motivator to the other 49 states.
Nearly 250 manufacturers’ representatives, architects, and engineers participated in this year’s ClimateMaster national sales meeting, held recently at the Sheraton Oklahoma City Hotel in downtown Oklahoma City.
An upgrade to the Envision® product line, the 5 Series delivers whole-home comfort. The 5 Series 500A11 combines forced-air heating and a/c and generates a portion of a home’s hot water. Available in nine single-speed and six dual-capacity sizes from 1 to 6 tons, the geothermal heat pump system uses R-410A refrigerant.
Featuring low-H2O technology that enables the unit to heat quickly, the Linea Plus radiator can be used with low-temperature hydronic systems and renewable energy sources such as solar or geothermal. The discreet design allows for pipes and vents to be completely hidden behind the front panel and cabinet.