Geothermal Heat Pumps
When it comes to finding a good geothermal heat pump system it is VERY important to find a
good reputable, tried and tested, company.
Both Waterfurnace and Climatemaster are good companies and have great systems.
As a residential energy specialists, my recommendation for the best
system is the new Waterfurnace Envision Series. As a consulant I do not sell any products or receive any kickbacks
from these companies. I give you my unbiased, honest opinion.
Over the years I have recommended hundreds of Waterfurnace systems
and have heard nothing but good results from my clients. One benefit of the Waterfurnace system is that they are a
worldwide company. Their geothermal heat pump systems can be found pretty much worldwide with local
For more information you can visit www.waterfurnace.com.
Tips for selecting the right
Go With A Pro
Hire only professionals who
follow the procedures established by the International Ground Source Heat Pump
Association (IGSHPA). Make sure the manufacturer of the unit has trained your contractor and the contractor
has installed geothermal before.
Check Training Credentials
Installers should be
accredited by IGSHPA or be able to show training by the equipment manufacturer or from
experts at industry recognized institutions. Companies like WaterFurnace require in-depth training in order
to become a part of the independent dealer network.
Ask For Geothermal References
Ask contractors for references from customers
who have had geothermal installed and call them. Ask about their
professional performance, and if the job was completed on time and within budget.
Expect A Home Evaluation
You should plan on an examination of your
home. The contractor should check ducts, insulation and other features
for energy efficiency. Software tools like GeoLink Design Studio ensure the most accurate analysis of your
home and potential savings.
Inquire about the contractor’s experience installing
geothermal. Don’t hesitate to ask about the recommendations for
your home. Ask if the contractor has installed a geothermal system in his or her own home or business.
Get Written Estimates
Talk to multiple contactors and get a cost estimate in
writing. Ask for a breakdown between labor and equipment costs. Be
sure you are comparing “apples to apples.” If you have any questions, ask the contractor for clarification.
Cheaper Is Not Always Better
You’ll spend many
years with your system. Energy efficient equipment costs less to operate every day, and going with
cheapest price will probably cost more in the long run.
Get A Guarantee
Nearly everything you
purchase comes with a warranty. Ask for a guarantee, in writing, on installation work as
Insist on a Written Contract
Sign a written proposal before work gets
started to protect both parties. Specify project costs, model numbers, job schedule and warranty information.
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Waterfurnace vs. Climatemaster