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Waterfurnace vs. Geocomfort
Geothermal

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 Geocomfort Geothermal 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 support.

For more information you can visit www.waterfurnace.com.

Waterfurnace vs. Geocomfort Geothermal

Tips for selecting the right installer: 

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.

Ask Questions
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 the
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 well.

 



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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