Complete 3.5 ton Geothermal Packaged Heat Pump with install kit for Closed Horizontal Ground Loop applications
There is now a 30% government tax credit for homeowners that install geothermal heat pumps with no maximum limit!
Geothermal Tax Credits
Due to the recent passage of the 2009 Stimulus Package there are new benefits to installing a geothermal heating and cooling system! This package offers a onetime tax credit of 30% of the total investment for all residential ground loop or ground water geothermal heat pump installations. There is no maximum limit cap on installation cost.
What is included in this package?
This package was designed with the do-it-yourself person in mind. They include everything needed to install a geothermal closed loop horizontal ground system. The only thing you have to do is dig the trenches for the piping to be laid in. Everything in the package is as follows:
After the piping has been laid in the trenches, they collect at the Header/Manifold. The connect with a compression fitting so all you have to do is tighten the fitting to seal the system up. From there the Hosekit includes all necessary adapters to connect the Header/Manifold to the Flow Center. The Flow Center is a patented non-pressurized water pump.
This allows for low maintenance and easy access for adding fluids to the system when necessary. It also has a self-purging system to keep optimal conditions for the highest efficiency possible. From there the Hosekit connects the Flow Center to the McQuay geothermal heat pump.
What is a GeoThermal Heatpump?
Because underground temperatures do not change and remain relatively constant year-round, a geothermal system, which consists of an indoor unit and a buried earth loop, capitalizes on these constant temperatures.
Why are geothermal heat pumps more efficient than air source heat heat pumps?
The geothermal system cycles water from a well, pond, lake or river, or water piped through underground plastic tubing, to warm or cool the heat pump's refrigerant. Liquid such as water or an antifreeze solution is a much better heat transfer medium than air. Overall, the liquid medium for heat transfer is about 30% more efficient than air.
Which type of Geothermal Unit is this?
Horizontal Energy Systems (Closed Loop) also utilize the Earth's plentiful and renewable thermal characteristics. Like the Vertical Energy systems, Horizontal Energy Systems circulate water or an antifreeze solution through a closed loop network of sealed and pressurized plastic pipe that is buried in the ground. Instead of inserting the plastic pipe into vertical wells the pipe is laid into horizontal trenches that are trenched at a typical depth of 4 to 6 feet and to a length of 75 to 400 feet per ton of air conditioning.
Satisfied Geothermal Customer:
It is working beautifully..!
Thank You ! Thank You ! Thank You !!!!!
This absolutely is the slickest, best, and most efficient Water Source Heat Pump I have ever had. The incredible thing is: I replaced a 150,000 btu gas furnace and a central A/C unit; Previously I let the fan run all the time. The incredible thing is our electrical bill has not gone up at all – actually slightly less and the other bonus is – no propane gas bill…! I have bills to prove it.
One happy customer (especially since my trouble / problem is solved)….!!!
Ed from Farmington, ME wrote:
Just wanted to let you know that the filter rack worked perfectly. My geothermal system is heating my house and the temperature last night was below 0 degrees. My house is over 3000 sq ft.and compared with oil I save at least $450 even though my electric bill for the month of December was $150 over what I paid last year, and it is less than the cost of heating with wood without all the mess and work. Needless to say I am very happy with my system. At some point, I will need to add some way to heat hot water (we are still using the old oil boiler until the tank is empty) and a small propane furnace to help the geothermal on the coldest days. I am thinking of and on demand hot water system but I would be interested in any suggestions that you might have.
McQuay SmartSource 2-Stage Geothermal Heat Pumps
A typical SmartSource geothermal heat pump comes standard with:
The Flow Center is designed to provide long, reliable operation in an attractive cabinet, while providing installation and service benefits. The stylish rugged insulated cabinet provides for flexible installation without feeling the need to hide it out of sight. The Flow Centers are now standard equipment for geoexchange heating and cooling. The Flow Center is one of the greatest things to happen to the geoexchange industry.
Features & Benefits
1”x 12 Ft and Fittings/Adapters
PVC Manifolds w/ Compression Fittings
Polyethylene Pipe is considered the toughest material available for closed-loop, ground coupled heat pump systems. It meets and exceeds ASTM, AWWA and NSF standards.