Fort Wayne, Ind. — WaterFurnace International, Inc., a manufacturer of geothermal and water source heat pumps, announces the return of SEVENbration, a celebration of another successful year for the groundbreaking 7 Series variable capacity geothermal heat pump. Through December 19, homeowners can once again receive an instant rebate of $2,100 through participating WaterFurnace dealers.
“With the 7 Series, thousands of happy homeowners have saved millions of dollars on heating, cooling and hot water by using the clean, renewable energy in their backyard,” said Tim Litton, WaterFurnace director of marketing communications. “SEVENbration offers homeowners an attractive incentive to upgrade to the most energy efficient geothermal heating and cooling system on the market. Combined with a 30 percent federal tax credit, several local incentives and year-round savings on utility bills, SEVENbration provides a unique opportunity for homeowners to maximize their return on a geothermal investment.”
The 7 Series is the first variable capacity geothermal unit available for homeowners and surpasses 41 EER in cooling and 5.3 COP in heating, efficiencies twice that of traditional air conditioners or heat pumps and 30 percent greater than current geothermal units. The unit utilizes a soft-start variable capacity compressor, in concert with a variable speed ECM blower and variable speed loop pump. This allows the unit to scale output to exactly the level needed rather than the “high” or “low” speeds found in normal systems. The 7 Series can ramp down to 20 percent of normal operation for ultra-efficient conditioning or up to 130 percent output using SuperBoost™, for periods when extra cooling is needed. The capacity range is the industry’s widest and can even eliminate the need for auxiliary heat.
The 7 Series also utilizes Aurora, WaterFurnace’s next-generation of controls, to continuously monitor and optimize operation. Aurora provides two-way communication between components, robust troubleshooting capabilities and advanced communication protocols.
WaterFurnace’s 7 Series was recently honored with a prestigious 2014 AHR Expo Innovation Award in the “heating” category. The 7 Series also achieved the ENERGY STAR® Most Efficient designation in 2012, 2013 and again in 2014. To learn more, visit the WaterFurnace website at www.waterfurnace.com. To find a WaterFurnace dealer, visit the Dealer Locator on the WaterFurnace website.