FAQ

HOW DOES GEOTHERMAL WORK?

Wherever you live, the temperature beneath your home remains constant regardless of the season. ClimateMaster® Geothermal Heat Pump Systems harness the stable underground temperature to provide heating, cooling, and hot water at remarkably high efficiencies. So high, in fact, that energy use can be cut by up to 80%. As the world’s largest and most progressive leader in clean, renewable geothermal technology, ClimateMaster leads the way with its award-winning Tranquility Series geothermal heat pumps.

Click the link below to view an interactive demonstration of how geothermal heat pumps work to save you up to 80% on your energy bills.

http://residential.climatemaster.com/how-it-works

http://waterfurnace.com/videos/cents_300.wmv

http://www.waterfurnace.com/marketing/Multimedia/Videos/WATF_dealer_final_56K_1.wmv

http://www.geo-thermalnorthwest.com/pdf/how_geo_works.pdf


What is a "Water Source Heat Pump?"

Climate Master is a pioneer and industry leader in the development and manufacture of geothermal heating and cooling systems. We don't just make them. We "practice what we preach"—by heating and cooling our Oklahoma City, OK , headquarters with our own high efficiency geothermal units.  It is so efficient that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has stated:

“Geo exchange systems are the most energy-efficient, environmentally clean and cost-effective space conditioning system available today”

 


Why Is Climate Master the best choice in Geothermal Technology?

Geothermal Technology is proven technology

Geothermal systems have been used for over 40 years and millions of units have been installed world-wide in commercial and residential applications.

Geothermal heat pumps are the most energy-efficient and environmentally friendly HVAC systems available

Geothermal technology uses a series of sealed piping loops buried in the ground that tap the renewable energy of the earth. These loops create a better heat transfer medium than traditional air source systems. It is so efficient that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has stated:

“Geo exchange systems are the most energy-efficient, environmentally clean and cost-effective space conditioning system available today”
 
 
Geothermal systems are eligible for federal tax credits and state incentives
 
Geothermal Heat Pumps keep your entire house comfortable year-round
 
A new geothermal heat pump system from ClimateMaster heats or cools on demand and provides better comfort and humidity control. All ClimateMaster systems can be easily adapted to zoned systems, providing even greater comfort year-round.
 
A geothermal system can be used to provide free hot water
  
All ClimateMaster Geothermal Heat Pumps Use Earth Pure® Refrigerant
 
EarthPure is a non-ozone depleting refrigerant and has no significant advantages over other refrigerants that harm the environment.  
 
No outdoor units

Geothermal heat pumps from ClimateMaster use units that are placed in a basement, garage or utility room. This helps reduce noise, improves the look of your home and leads to longer system life.

All ClimateMaster geothermal heat pumps are engineered for long equipment life 

All ClimateMaster systems are factory sealed ensuring quality. With indoor installation eliminating exposure to the elements, your new system lasts longer than traditional systems that are outdoors. Each compressor is engineered to moderate the compressor load, extending system life. 

Self-contained compact units
 
A wide variety of configurations including upflow, horizontal or downflow can be hidden from sight. Split systems are compact enough to be installed in closets.
 
No fossil fuel
       Improves safety
       Eliminates service lines, flues and air intakes
       No site emissions
 
Certifications
       Energy Star
       ARI
       ETL
       Manufactured in conformance with ISO standards

 


Here's Additional Information to Help You Learn

The informaton below is found at the following link:

http://waterfurnace.com/content.aspx?section=why&page=research

To see the "more" informations pick the link above.

 

Every Day is Earth Day With WaterFurnace
With their positive environmental impact and high energy efficiency ratings, geothermal heating and cooling systems from WaterFurnace make every day Earth Day . . . more

Geothermal Fact Sheet: Geothermal the Clear Winner Versus Propane
Heating homes with propane gas is a popular choice in the United States, particularly in areas without access to natural gas pipelines. But a comparison between geothermal heating and cooling and propane shows that geothermal is the better choice for homeowners . . . more

Solution to Rising Natural Gas Prices Right Under Your Feet
Homeowners using natural gas to heat their homes can expect to dig a little deeper into their pockets to pay their heating bills this winter. According to the Department of Energy, heating bills for natural gas users are expected to be up to 60 percent higher this winter than last year. Oil is not expected to be any cheaper . . . more

Benchmark for Performance: Geothermal Applications in Lincoln Public Schools
Vertical-bore, geothermal heat pumps (GHPs) have been providing heating and cooling to four new elementary schools located in Lincoln, Nebraska since 1995. According to representatives of the local utility and school district, the systems are providing a comfortable, complaint-free environment with utility costs that are nearly half of that of other schools in the district . . . more

Comparing Maintenance Costs of Geothermal Heat Pump Systems to Other HVAC Systems in Lincoln Public Schools
The Lincoln Public School District, in Lincoln, Nebraska, recently installed vertical-bore geothermal heat pump systems in four new elementary schools. Because the district has consistent maintenance records and procedures, it was possible to study repair, service, and corrective maintenance requests for 20 schools in the district . . . more

Maintenance and Service Costs of Commercial Building Geothermal Heat Pump Systems
It has been widely speculated, but as yet unsubstantiated, that commercial geothermal heat pump systems have significantly lower service and maintenance costs than alternative HVAC systems. This paper describes efforts recently undertaken to survey commercial buildings with geothermal systems . . . more

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More about "How it works"

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