heat pumps

Mechanical systems—and HVAC in particular—are essential to the comfort and safety of occupants, but can take up valuable space, disturb occupants with operational noise and drive up utility bills by wasting energy. In collaboration with engineers and architects, contractors must determine how to prevent mechanical systems from disrupting designs and livable space without compromising performance Read more

I often think of a hydronic systems as a living and breathing thing, like a human body.  The hydronic system carries BTUs to the extremities of the building, like a body’s circulatory system, and the circulator pumps are the heart. We have been told that the heart is the strongest muscle in the body, using Read more

Springfield, Ill. — The Obama Administration issued an Executive Order , “Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade,” that is meant to cut the Federal Government’s greenhouse gas emissions by 40% over the next decade from 2008 levels. And the White House recognizes that geothermal heat pumps (GHPs) are one technology that can help Read more

ATLANTA – When ASHRAE’s original book on ground source heat pumps was published 17 years ago, such systems were used mainly in residential settings and designers who used them were seen as risk takers. Today, the technology is much more widely used having been recognized for its benefits. The lessons learned during that time are Read more

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 Read more