A geothermal heat pump is the greenest, most efficient, and most cost effective heating & cooling system available. That's because it uses the free renewable solar energy stored in your backyard rather than burning fossil fuels. But what's really impressive is the level of comfort it provides. Our systems operate for longer periods at lower speeds, making the home consistently comfortable all year round. You have to experience it to believe it.
Governmental agencies like the EPA and Department of Energy, consumer and industry groups, and geothermal system owners all agree: geothermal heating and cooling is considered the world's greenest and most energy-efficient.
Geothermal systems can save you up to 70% on your heating, cooling, and hot water costs. State, local, and utility sources in your area may also offer additional incentives.
Over 1,000,000 geothermal (or ground-source) heat pumps have been installed in U.S. residential, commercial and government buildings. And each year, U.S. homeowners install approximately 50,000 more geothermal heat pumps.
WaterFurnace systems are rated number one in energy efficiency because they can deliver more than five units of energy for every one unit of electrical energy used. Compare that to even the best ordinary system that delivers less than one unit of energy for every unit it consumes. That translates into an efficiency rating exceeding 530%, compared to the most efficient gas furnace which rates only 98%.
WaterFurnace units are designed to run more often at low speeds to provide stable temperatures throughout the home and help eliminate hot or cold spots. They provide a comfort you need to experience to believe.
Because of the extraordinary efficiency of a WaterFurnace system, most homeowners save more on monthly bills than they pay for the system when installation costs are financed. Any added investment over traditional equipment is usually recovered in just a few years, and many homeowners see a return on investment of 10-20% over the life of the system. A ground source heat pump is the only heating and cooling technology that pays you back.
WaterFurnace systems don't require noisy outdoor units that can disturb your peaceful surroundings. And we've engineered the indoor system to be as quiet as possible. Since it will run at lower speeds more consistently, the amount of system noise is minimal.
Geothermal systems are recognized by the United States Environmental Protection Agency as the most environmentally friendly, cost effective and energy efficient heating and cooling technology available. These systems also minimize the threats of acid rain, air pollution, the greenhouse effect and global warming—problems directly linked to the burning of fossil fuels. In fact, installing a single geothermal unit is the environmental equivalent of planting 750 trees.
Because a WaterFurnace system doesn't use natural gas, propane, or oil for operation, there's no combustion, flames or fumes, and no chance of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Large, high efficiency MERV 11 filters come standard with most our units to provide exceptional indoor air quality and protect your family from dust and pollen. WaterFurnace units also circulate air more often, further filtering the air.
One compact WaterFurnace unit provides heating, central air conditioning, and supplemental domestic hot water for your entire home. Horizontal, vertical, and bottom-flow configurations are available for a wide range of home applications, including newly constructed as well as existing homes.
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